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

The first stage adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's famous crime novel Tom Ripley is a criminal with an ambiguous past.

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408176637

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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The first stage adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's famous crime novel Tom Ripley is a criminal with an ambiguous past. He is sent to Italy by a wealthy financier to try and coax home the rich man's son. In the process Ripley becomes both attracted and seduced, finding the murder the only way to deal with the situation. From that point Ripley tries to cover up his crime. Patricia Highsmith's beguiling tale of morality and amorality is given a dramatic rendering by contemporary dramatist Phyllis Nagy, who knew Highsmith in her later years in Paris. "Each play I see by Phyllis Nagy confirms me in the belief that she is the finest playwright to have emerged in the 1990s" (Financial Times)

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: 286

"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).


Sequels

Ripley/Ripley under Ground/Ripley's Game in one Everyman's Library volume (Knopf, 1996). 1. TalentedMr. Ripley, The (coward, 1955) tom ripley goes to italy at the request ofdickie greenleaf's father to bring the young man home. 2.

Author: Janet Husband

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838909671

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 782

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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

Beyond the River

The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad Ann Hagedorn ... In later years, Parker would say that he preferred working with the Ripley underground, where blacks and whites usually did work together, and where he felt the ...

Author: Ann Hagedorn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684870663

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Traces the story of John Rankin and the heroes of the Ripley, Ohio, line of the Underground Railroad, identifying the pre-Civil War conflicts between abolitionists and slave chasers along the Ohio River banks.

Real Phonies

The other novels in the series are Ripley under Ground (1970), Ripley's Game (1974), The Boy Who Followed Ripley (1980), and Ripley under Water (1991). For an interesting discussion of the link between the term "serial killers" and the ...

Author: Abigail Cheever

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820334294

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Abigail Cheever examines the ways in which social influence was thought to deform individuals in midcentury American culture. Real Phonies examines the twinned phenomena of phoniness and authenticity—beginning with adolescents in the 1950s like Holly Golightly and Holden Caulfield, and ending with mid-career professionals in the 1990s, like sports agent Jerry Maguire.

Eleven

... Blunderer The Talented Mr. Ripley Deep Water A Gamefor the Living This Sweet Sickness The Two Faces ofJanuary The Glass Cell A Suspension of Mercy Those Who Walk Away The Tremor of Forgery Ripley Under Ground A Dog's Ransom Ripley's ...

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802145302

Category: Fiction

Page: 191

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The legendary writer Patricia Highsmith is best remembered today for her chilling psychological thrillers The Talented Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train. A critically acclaimed best seller in Europe, Highsmith has for too long been underappreciated in the United States. Starting in 2011, Grove Press will begin to reissue nine of Highsmith's works. Eleven is Highsmith's first collection of short stories, an arresting group of dark masterpieces of obsession and foreboding, violence and instability. Here naturalists meet gruesome ends and unhinged heroes disturb our sympathies. This is a captivating, important collection from ?one of the truly brilliant short-story writers of the twentieth century” (Otto Penzler). Includes an introduction by Graham Greene.

Nightmare Movies

Europhile interest in ne art and good food – also pursued in Roger Spottiswoode's Ripley Under Ground (2005), with Barry Pepper as the title character – marks Ripley as an inuence on Hannibal Lecter.

Author: Kim Newman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408817500

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

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Now over twenty years old, the original edition of Nightmare Movies has retained its place as a true classic of cult film criticism. In this new edition, Kim Newman brings his seminal work completely up-to-date, both reassessing his earlier evaluations and adding a second part that assess the last two decades of horror films with all the wit, intelligence and insight for which he is known. Since the publication of the first edition, horror has been on a gradual upswing, and taken a new and stronger hold over the film industry. Newman negotiates his way through a vast back-catalogue of horror, charting the on-screen progress of our collective fears and bogeymen from the low budget slasher movies of the 60s, through to the slick releases of the 2000s, in a critical appraisal that doubles up as a genealogical study of contemporary horror and its forebears. Newman invokes the figures that fuel the ongoing demand for horror - the serial killer; the vampire; the werewolf; the zombie - and draws on his remarkable knowledge of the genre to give us a comprehensive overview of the modern myths that have shaped the imagination of multiple generations of cinema-goers. Nightmare Movies is an invaluable companion that not only provides a newly updated history of the darker side of film but a truly entertaining guide with which to discover the less well-trodden paths of horror, and re-discover the classics with a newly instructed eye.

Violent Affect

The second half of Highsmith's career, therefore, is dominated by the itineration of her problematic through Ripley's character: Ripley Under Ground (1970), Ripley's Game, The Boy Who Followed Ripley (1980), and Ripley Under Water ...

Author: Marco Abel

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803209967

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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Countering previous studies of violent images based on representational and, consequently, moralistic assumptions, which, the author argues, inevitably reinforce the very violence they critique. He explains how violent images work upon the world.

The Tremor of Forgery

... Those Who Walk Away The Tremor of Forgery Ripley Under Ground A Dog's Ransom Ripley's Game Edith's Diary The Boy Who Followed Ripley People Who Knock on the Door Found in the Street Ripley Under Water Small g: A Summer Idyll ...

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349004722

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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A gripping novel that explores the shifting sands of moral values - is murder still murder when committed in a lawless place? 'Highsmith is the poet of apprehension rather than fear . . . Highsmith's finest novel to my mind is The Tremor of Forgery, and if I were asked what it is about I would reply, "apprehension"' Graham Greene Howard Ingham finds it strange that no one has written to him since he arrived in Tunisia - neither the film director that he is supposed to be meeting in Tunis, nor his lover in New York who is, he hopes, missing him. While he waits around at a beach resort, unable to progress on the film script he is there to write, he starts work on a new novel, about a man living an amoral double life. Howard also befriends a fellow American who has a taste for Scotch and a suspicious interest in the Soviet Union, and a Dane who appears to distrust Arabs intensely. When bad news finally arrives from home, Howard thinks he may as well stay and continue writing, despite the tremors in the air of violence, tensions and ambiguous morals.

People Who Knock on the Door

... Tremor of Forgery Ripley Under Ground A Dog's Ransom Ripley's Game Edith's Diary The Boy Who Followed Ripley People Who Knock on the Door Found in the Street Ripley Under Water Small g: A Summer Idyll Short-story Collections Eleven ...

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349004986

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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People Who Knock on the Door, is a tale about blind faith and the slippery notion of justice that lies beneath the peculiarly American veneer of righteousness. 'A border zone of the macabre, the disturbing, the not quite accidental . . . Highsmith achieves the effect of the occult without any resources to supernatural machinery' New York Times Book Review In a pitiless story of prying suburban self-righteousness, Patricia Highsmith introduces the Alderman family as they descend into moral crisis. When small-town insurance salesman Richard Alderman becomes a born-again Christian, his once tight-knit family quickly begins to rip apart at the seams. He and his youngest son, Robbie, embrace their newfound faith, while his elder son Arthur rejects it. Caught in the middle of the ensuing web of lies, his wife, Lois, tries to keep the family together, but when the church elders start to interfere in Arthur's love life, events spiral toward violence. In this masterful late work, Highsmith weaves a powerful tale about blind faith and the peculiar ideas of justice that lie underneath the veneer of respectability.

The Blunderer

... Mr Ripley A Game for the Living The Cry of the Owl The Two Faces qfjanuary Those I/W10 Walk Away The Tremor of Forgery Eleven Ripley Under Ground Ripley's Game Edith's Diary The Boy I/Vho Followed Ripley Found in the Street Ripley ...

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393345041

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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"Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing...bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night." —The New Yorker For two years, Walter Stackhouse has been a faithful and supportive husband to his wife, Clara. She is distant and neurotic, and Walter finds himself harboring gruesome fantasies about her demise. When Clara's dead body turns up at the bottom of a cliff in a manner uncannily resembling the recent death of a woman named Helen Kimmel who was murdered by her husband, Walter finds himself under intense scrutiny. He commits several blunders that claim his career and his reputation, cost him his friends, and eventually threaten his life. The Blunderer examines the dark obsessions that lie beneath the surface of seemingly ordinary people. With unerring psychological insight, Patricia Highsmith portrays characters who cross the precarious line separating fantasy from reality.

Deep Water

... Tremor of Forgery Ripley Under Ground A Dog's Ransom Ripley's Game Edith's Diary The Boy Who Followed Ripley People Who Knock on the Door Found in the Street Ripley Under Water Small g: A Summer Idyll Short-story Collections Eleven ...

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349004706

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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'If I really don't like somebody, I kill him . . . You remember Malcolm McRae, don't you?' Melinda Van Allen is beautiful, headstrong and sexy. Unfortunately for Vic Van Allen, she is his wife. Their love has soured, and Melinda takes pleasure in flaunting her many affairs to her husband. When one of her lovers is murdered, Vic hints to her latest conquest that he was responsible. As rumours spread about Vic's vicious streak, fiction and reality start to converge. It's only a matter of time before Vic really does have blood on his hands. Books included in the VMC 40th anniversary series include: Frost in May by Antonia White; The Collected Stories of Grace Paley; Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault; The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter; The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann; Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith; The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West; Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston; Heartburn by Nora Ephron; The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy; Memento Mori by Muriel Spark; A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor; and Faces in the Water by Janet Frame

The Price of Salt or Carol

... Suspense Fiction Those Who Walk Away The Tremor ofForgery Ripley Under Ground The Snail-Watcher and Other Stories A Dog's Ransom Ripley's Game Little Tales ofMisogyny The Animal-Lover's Book ofBeastly Murder Edith's Diary Slowly, ...

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393345645

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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"A great American writer…Highsmith's writing is wicked…it puts a spell on you." —Entertainment Weekly Patricia Highsmith's story of romantic obsession may be one of the most important, but still largely unrecognized, novels of the twentieth century. First published in 1952 and touted as "the novel of a love that society forbids," the book soon became a cult classic. Based on a true story plucked from Highsmith's own life, The Price of Salt (or Carol) tells the riveting drama of Therese Belivet, a stage designer trapped in a department-store day job, whose routine is forever shattered by a gorgeous epiphany—the appearance of Carol Aird, a customer who comes in to buy her daughter a Christmas toy. Therese begins to gravitate toward the alluring suburban housewife, who is trapped in a marriage as stultifying as Therese's job. They fall in love and set out across the United States, ensnared by society's confines and the imminent disapproval of others, yet propelled by their infatuation. The Price of Salt is a brilliantly written story that may surprise Highsmith fans and will delight those discovering her work.

Whodunit

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955) is the first and perhaps the best of them, although Ripley Under Ground (1970), ... The later Ripley stories, including Ripley Under Water (1991) are less successful. Highsmith always resisted being ...

Author: Rosemary Herbert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198035824

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 846

Who populates the pages of crime and mystery writing? Who are the characters we willingly follow into the mystery genre's uneasy imaginative territory? And who created those characters in the first place? What life experience and expertise informs their work? What are the sources of their themes, regional accents, and even the axes that some grind? Why do some wish to give us a good laugh, while others seem hell-bent on making us shudder? Whodunit? answers these questions and more. Here mystery expert Rosemary Herbert brings together enlightening and entertaining information on hundreds of classic and contemporary characters and authors. Some--such as P.D. James, Ian Rankin, Sherlock Holmes, and Kinsey Millhone--appear in individual entries. Still more keep company in articles about characters we admire, such as the Clerical Sleuth, and in pieces about those we love to hate, including the Femme Fatale and Con Artist. There is even an article on a figure that haunts so many great works of mystery--The Corpse. Drawing on the Edgar Award-nominated volume The Oxford Companion to Crime & Mystery Writing, Herbert adds 101 new entries on the hottest new names in works ranging from puzzling whodunits to chilling crime novels.

Slowly Slowly in the Wind

... Tremor of Forgery Ripley Under Ground A Dog's Ransom Ripley's Game Edith's Diary The Boy Who Followed Ripley People Who Knock on the Door Found in the Street Ripley Under Water Small g: A Summer Idyll Short-story Collections Eleven ...

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349004749

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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'Highsmith neatly dismantles the American suburban idyll, subverting the cliches of domestic bliss - nice neighbours, a child's comforting glass of milk, and the dream of growing radishes - with macabre cruelty' Andrew Wilson, author of, Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith Slowly, Slowly in the Wind brilliantly assembles many of Patricia Highsmith's most nuanced and psychologically suspenseful works. Each of these twelve pieces, like all great short fiction, is a crystal-clear snapshot of lives both static and full of chaos. In 'The Pond' Highsmith explores the unforeseen calamities that can unalterably shatter a single woman's life, while 'The Network' finds sinister loneliness and joy in the mundane yet engrossing friendships of a small community of urban dwellers. In this enduring and disturbing collection, Highsmith evokes the gravity and horror of her characters' surroundings with evenhanded prose and a detailed imagination.

A Suspension of Mercy

... Mr. Ripley A Gamefor the Living The Cry ofthe Owl The Two Faces ofJanuary Those Who Walk Away The Tremor ofForgery Eleven Ripley Under Ground Ripley's Game Edith's Diary The Boy Who Followed Ripley Found in the Street Ripley Under ...

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393344681

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A major new reissue of the work of a classic noir novelist. With the acclaim for The Talented Mr. Ripley, more film projects in production, and two biographies forthcoming, expatriate legend Patricia Highsmith would be shocked to see that she has finally arrived in her homeland. Throughout her career, Highsmith brought a keen literary eye and a genius for plumbing the psychopathic mind to more than thirty works of fiction, unparalleled in their placid deviousness and sardonic humor. With deadpan accuracy, she delighted in creating true sociopaths in the guise of the everyday man or woman. Now, one of her finest works is again in print: A Suspension of Mercy, a masterpiece of noir fantasy. With this novel, Highsmith revels in eliciting the unsettling psychological forces that lurk beneath the surface of everyday contemporary life. "For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith."—Time "Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing ....bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night."—The New Yorker