Ripley Under Ground

This is the second novel in Highsmith's hugely influential, groundbreaking Ripley series.

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 034900465X

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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This is the second novel in Highsmith's hugely influential, groundbreaking Ripley series. 'The No.1 Greatest Crime Writer' The Times Tom Ripley is now the owner of a beautiful estate in France, a wealthy art collector and married to an heiress. The Buckmaster Gallery is staging an exhibition by the celebrated artist, Derwatt, but an American collector claims that the expensive masterpiece he bought three years ago is a fake. It is, of course and he wants to talk to Derwatt - but Derwatt, inconveniently, is dead. Ripley needs the perfect solution to keep his role in the fraud a secret and his reputation clean, but not everyone's nerves are as steady as his. Especially when it comes to murder. Ripley Under Ground is an ingenious novel of masks and identity, illusion and reality, and is followed by Ripley's Game, The Boy Who Followed Ripley and Ripley Under Water.

Ripley Under Ground

In these volumes, we find Ripley ensconced on a French estate with a wealthy wife, a world-class art collection, and a past to hide.

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393332131

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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"Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing."—Frank Rich Now part of American film and literary lore, Tom Ripley, "a bisexual psychopath and art forger who murders without remorse when his comforts are threatened" (New York Times Book Review), was Patricia Highsmith's favorite creation. In these volumes, we find Ripley ensconced on a French estate with a wealthy wife, a world-class art collection, and a past to hide. In Ripley Under Ground (1970), an art forgery goes awry and Ripley is threatened with exposure; in The Boy Who Followed Ripley (1980), Highsmith explores Ripley's bizarrely paternal relationship with a troubled young runaway, whose abduction draws them into Berlin's seamy underworld; and in Ripley Under Water (1991), Ripley is confronted by a snooping American couple obsessed with the disappearance of an art collector who visited Ripley years before. More than any other American literary character, Ripley provides "a lens to peer into the sinister machinations of human behavior" (John Freeman, Pittsburgh Gazette).

The Talented Mr Ripley

Three classic crime novels chronicle the deadly adventures and sinister exploits of the inimitable Tom Ripley, a psychopath and genius who will do anything to achieve his goals

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 877

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Three classic crime novels chronicle the deadly adventures and sinister exploits of the inimitable Tom Ripley, a psychopath and genius who will do anything to achieve his goals

Ripley Under Water

In these volumes, we find Ripley ensconced on a French estate with a wealthy wife, a world-class art collection, and a past to hide.

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393344738

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 505

"Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing."—Frank Rich Now part of American film and literary lore, Tom Ripley, "a bisexual psychopath and art forger who murders without remorse when his comforts are threatened" (New York Times Book Review), was Patricia Highsmith's favorite creation. In these volumes, we find Ripley ensconced on a French estate with a wealthy wife, a world-class art collection, and a past to hide. In Ripley Under Ground (1970), an art forgery goes awry and Ripley is threatened with exposure; in The Boy Who Followed Ripley (1980), Highsmith explores Ripley's bizarrely paternal relationship with a troubled young runaway, whose abduction draws them into Berlin's seamy underworld; and in Ripley Under Water (1991), Ripley is confronted by a snooping American couple obsessed with the disappearance of an art collector who visited Ripley years before. More than any other American literary character, Ripley provides "a lens to peer into the sinister machinations of human behavior" (John Freeman, Pittsburgh Gazette).






The Armchair Detective

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A Study Guide for Patricia Highsmith s The Talented Mr Ripley

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410359948

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 27

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A Study Guide for Patricia Highsmith's "The Talented Mr Ripley," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.


Modern Crime and Suspense Writers

1965 . Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction . 1966 , 1981 . Those Who Walk
Away . 1967 . The Tremor of Forgery . 1969 . The Snail - Watcher and Other
Stories ( Eleven ) . 1970 . Ripley under Ground . 1970 . A Dog ' s Ransom . 1972 .
Ripley ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

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Category: Detective and mystery stories, American

Page: 186

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Provides brief biographies, critical extracts, and bibliographies for thirteen modern crime and suspense writers

Genrefied Classics

Ambitious readers may want to explore Notes from Underground , his early
existential classic about an alienated antihero . ... Similar Reads : Ripley appears
in several other novels , read Ripley Under Ground , Ripley ' s Game , and Ripley
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Author: Tina Frolund

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 365

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Re-discover the classics--and use the genre approach to promote classic literature to readers.

A Critical Study of the Fiction of Patricia Highsmith from the Psychological to the Political

( 142 ) He feels he is living “ under a magical protection of some kind . ” ( 128 )
These latter elements are further developed in the second Ripley novel , Ripley
Under Ground ( 1970 ) . The recognizable traits of the sociopath that had
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Author: Noel Mawer

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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This is the first book-length study of all of Highsmith's work, including the short fiction and her occasional writings, such as book reviews. It places the work in both cultural and personal context, and contains a comprehensive bibliography and review of the literature. Though often dismissed in the US as simply a suspense writer whose books became movies (Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley), in Europe Highsmith is considered a major novelist and much is written about her.

Ripley s Game

Tom Ripley detested murder. Unless it was absolutely necessary. Wherever possible, he preferred someone else to do the dirty work. In this case someone with no criminal record, who would commit 'two simple murders' for a very generous fee.

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 9780099283683

Category: Deception

Page: 255

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Tom Ripley detested murder. Unless it was absolutely necessary. Wherever possible, he preferred someone else to do the dirty work. In this case someone with no criminal record, who would commit 'two simple murders' for a very generous fee.

Patricia Highsmith on Screen

This book is the first full-length study to focus on the various film adaptations of Patricia Highsmith’s novels, which have been a popular source for adaptation since Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (1952).

Author: Wieland Schwanebeck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319960504

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

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This book is the first full-length study to focus on the various film adaptations of Patricia Highsmith’s novels, which have been a popular source for adaptation since Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (1952). The collection of essays examines films such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Two Faces of January, and Carol, includes interviews with Highsmith adaptors and provides a comprehensive filmography of all existing Highsmith adaptations. Particular attention is paid to queer subtexts, mythological underpinnings, philosophical questioning, contrasting media environments and formal conventions in diverse generic contexts. Produced over the space of seventy years, these adaptations reflect broad cultural and material shifts in film production and critical approaches to film studies. The book is thus not only of interest to Highsmith admirers but to anyone interested in adaptation and transatlantic film history.

Talking Book Topics

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explorations uncover no life . ... The Talented Mr. Ripley ; Ripley under Ground ;
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Clues

Patricia Highsmith , The Talented Mr . Ripley ( New York : Penguin , 1955 ) .
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Sequels

Author: Janet Husband

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN: 9780838906965

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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Sequels, the most popular and long-lasting guide to novels in series, returns with greatly expanded series listings. Mysteries continue to be a mainstay, with fantasy, science fiction, and romance listings, plus non-genre fiction selections from authors such as Edward Abbey and Lawrence Durrell. The authors have carefully sifted through a growing group of series to select those most likely to be available in a medium-sized public library, weeding out esoteric, obscure, and less popular series. This classic reference includes hundreds of annotated series, title and subject indexes, and suggestions for reading order. Library professionals will find Answers to the perennial question, "What should I read next?" Guidance on the chronology of a series Easy-to-use tools to identify novels by character, setting, and author The definitive resource for novels in series Including series started since 1989 and updated through 2007, Sequels will be the most complete resource for general readers and library patrons as well as readers' advisors; public, university, and high school reference librarians; acquisition and collection management librarians; and even bookstore staff and book reviewers. The expanded Sequels, 4th edition, will become the RA and reference librarian's resource of choice