"Ripley, amoral, hedonistic and charming, is a genuinely original creation" (Daily Telegraph) "As haunting and harrowing a study of a schizophrenic murdered as paper will bear. A glittering addition to the meagre ranks of people who make books that you really can't put down" (Sunday Times) "Precisely plotted, stylishly written and kept alert by an icy wit. Streets ahead of the conventional thriller: a cool little classic of its kind" (Evening Standard) "An outstanding thriller which has deservedly become a classic" (Spectator) --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. ael Hayden<br>Six cassettes / approx. 10 hours<br><br><b>The chilling crime fiction classic--now a major motion picture from Paramount, starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, and Jude Law, written and directed by Anthony Minghella (</b><b><i>The English Patient</i></b><b>), and produced by Sydney Pollack.</b><br><br>In Tom Ripley, Patricia Highsmith created the perfect criminal. In <i>The Talented Mr. Ripley</i>, circumstances and opportunities transform him from a petty perpetrator of fraud into a suave, agreeable, and totally amoral artist of crime, who will stop at nothing--certainly not a single murder--to get what he desires. --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. Patricia Highsmith spent much of her life in England, France, and Switzerland. She died in 1955. --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. Three classic crime novels by a master of the macabre - The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, and Ripley's Game - appear here together in hardcover for the first time. Suave, agreeable, and completely amoral, Patricia Highsmith's hero, the inimitable Tom Ripley, stops at nothing - not even murder - to accomplish his goals. In achieving the opulent life that he was denied as a child, Ripley shows himself to be a master of illusion and manipulation and a disturbingly sympathetic combination of genius and psychopath. Sent on a mission to Italy to coax an irresponsible young playboy back to his wealthy father in America, Ripley finds himself so fond of the young man that he sets out to be like him - exactly like him. The precarious charade that ensues is the first step to a life of elegance and ease - and perpetual danger. As she leads us through the mesmerizing tangle of Ripley's deadly and sinister games, Highsmith turns the mystery genre inside out and takes us into the mind of a man utterly indifferent to evil. --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. "Tom Ripley is one of the most interesting characters in world literature." —Anthony Minghella, director of the 1999 film The Talented Mr. RipleySince 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.
Muy bueno Un personaje malvado brillante. Entiendes que está muy mal de la cabeza, es un reprimido peligrosamente susceptible, sin reparos en hacer el mal si eso es lo que toca, pero, pero, aun así no quieres que lo pillen.
Bien Las paginas son muy finas y blandas y la cubierta también.
Rating : 3.8 of 172 Reviewers