The Talented Mr. Ripley (Paperback)

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Of her novels, it was difficult to choose a favorite, but I'm going to go with the perennially popular and always creepy Talented Mr. Ripley, and you'll have to read to the end of the novel to understand why. 
 

— Molly

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Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath. Here, in the first Ripley novel, we are introduced to suave Tom Ripley, a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan. A product of a broken home, branded a "sissy" by his dismissive Aunt Dottie, Ripley meets a wealthy industrialist who hires him to bring his playboy son, Dickie Greenleaf, back from gallivanting in Italy. Soon Ripley's fascination with Dickie's debonair lifestyle turns obsessive as he finds himself enraged by Dickie's ambivalent affections for Marge, a charming American dilettante. A dark reworking of Henry James's The Ambassadors, The Talented Mr. Ripley serves as an unforgettable introduction to this smooth confidence man, whose talent for murder and self-invention is chronicled in four subsequent Ripley novels.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393332148
ISBN-10: 0393332144
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: June 1st, 2008
Pages: 273
Language: English