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Ripley Under Ground - Patricia Highsmith
Ripley Under Ground
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"Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing."—Frank RichNow part of American film and literary lore, Tom Ripley, "a bisexual psychopath and art ... show more
"Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing."—Frank RichNow 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).
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393332131 (0393332136)
ASIN: 393332136
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: Ripley -3 (#2)
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Rating: 3.5* of fiveThe Book Report: Once a con man, always a con man. Tom Ripley, well-met in [b:The Talented Mr. Ripley|156024|The Talented Mr. Ripley (Ripley, #1)|Patricia Highsmith|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513TF7HZ14L._SL75_.jpg|1817520], is now a solid, happily (?) married man, sol...
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