The Talented Mr. Ripley By Patricia Highsmith

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith is a 1955 psychological thriller novel that introduces readers to the captivating character of Tom Ripley. Set in New York City and Italy, this gripping tale follows Ripley’s journey from small-time confidence scams to a chilling murder. Tom Ripley, a young man struggling to make ends meet in New York City, is approached by shipping magnate Herbert Greenleaf.

Greenleaf asks Ripley to travel to the Italian resort town of Mongibello (based on Positano) to persuade his wayward son, Dickie, to return to the United States and join the family business. Patricia Highsmith’s masterful storytelling delves into the terrifying abilities of a man unhindered by the concept of evil, making Tom Ripley one of literature’s most famous antiheroes.

The Talented Mr. Ripley By Patricia Highsmith Book Info:

  • Publisher: W. W. Norton Company
  • Published: June 17, 2008
  • ISBN: 9780393332148
  • Pages: 289
  • Size: 1.14

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