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The Talented Mr. Ripley. by  Patricia Highsmith - Signed First Edition - 1955 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 114532)

The Talented Mr. Ripley.

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The Talented Mr. Ripley.

by Highsmith, Patricia

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New York: Coward-McCann, 1955. First edition of the author's first book in her acclaimed Ripley series. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Patricia Highsmith on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows light shelfwear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example, uncommon signed. "Consistently named as one of a half-dozen greatest of all suspense writers, Highsmith also created a truly unique character in Ripley, who has remained his totally amoral, if charming, self through five novels" (100 Top Mystery Novels of All Time, 71). "The brilliance of Highsmith's conception of Tom Ripley was her ability to keep the heroic and demonic American dreamer in balance in the same protagonist—thus keeping us on his side well after his behavior becomes far more sociopathic than that of a con man like Gatsby" (Frank Rich, New York Times Magazine). Adapted to film in 1999 starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Synopsis

The Talented Mr. Ripley is a psychological thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith. This novel first introduced the character of Tom Ripley, who would return in the novels Ripley Under Ground, Ripley's Game, The Boy Who Followed Ripley and Ripley Under Water, known collectively as the Ripliad.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
114532
Title
The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Author
Highsmith, Patricia
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Coward-McCann
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1955
Keywords
Patricia Highsmith First Edition, Talented Mr. Ripley Signed First Edition, The Talented Mr. Ripley First Edition
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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
clamshell box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
shelfwear
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
First Edition
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