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Patricia Highsmith

19 Jan 1921 - 4 Feb 1995

Patricia Highsmith (January 19, 1921 – February 4, 1995) was an American novelist and short story writer widely known for her psychological thrillers, including her series of five novels featuring the character Tom Ripley.

She wrote 22 novels and numerous short stories throughout her career spanning nearly five decades, and her work has led to more than two dozen film adaptations. Her writing derived influence from existentialist literature, and questioned notions of identity and popular morality. She was dubbed "the poet of apprehension" by novelist Graham Greene.

Her first novel, Strangers on a Train, has been adapted for stage and screen, the best known being the Alfred Hitchcock film released in 1951. Her 1955 novel The Talented Mr. Ripley has been adapted for film. Writing under the pseudonym Claire Morgan, Highsmith published the first lesbian novel with a happy ending, The Price of Salt, in 1952, republished 38 years later as Carol under her own name and later adapted into a 2015 film.

Source: Patricia Highsmith on Wikipedia

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  • Cover of: The Price of Salt
    First published in 1952 72 editions in 6 languages — 9 previewable Cover of edition priceofsalt0000high_b6c4 Cover of edition priceofsalt00morg Cover of edition priceofsalt00high Cover of edition priceofsalt0000high Cover of edition carol0000high Cover of edition carol0000high_s5v7 Cover of edition pricesalt00high Cover of edition carol00high

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  • Cover of: Strangers on a Train
    First published in 1950 30 editions in 5 languages — 3 previewable Cover of edition strangersontrain00high_0 Cover of edition pathologyhumanpl00beni

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  • Cover of: The cry of the owl
    First published in 1962 25 editions in 6 languages — 7 previewable Cover of edition lecriduhibouroma0000high Cover of edition cryofowl00high Cover of edition derschreidereule0000high_g1j2 Cover of edition derschreidereule0000high Cover of edition krzyksowy0000high Cover of edition lecriduhibou0000high_v8s1

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  • Cover of: The blunderer
    First published in 1954 25 editions in 4 languages — 5 previewable Cover of edition blunderer00high Cover of edition blunderer00high Cover of edition blunderer0000high Cover of edition derstmper00high

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  • Cover of: Those who walk away
    First published in 1967 22 editions in 3 languages — 4 previewable Cover of edition thosewhowalkaway00high Cover of edition thosewhowalkaway0000high Cover of edition thosewhowalkaway0000high_i7a0

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    First published in 1958 19 editions in 3 languages — 2 previewable Cover of edition gameforliving00patr

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  • Cover of: The two faces of January

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  • Cover of: People who knock on the door

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  • Cover of: Small g: a summer idyll
    First published in 1995 18 editions in 4 languages — 3 previewable Cover of edition smallgsummeridyl00high Cover of edition smallgsummeridyl00high

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  • Cover of: Ripley under ground
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    First published in 1960 16 editions in 3 languages — 2 previewable Cover of edition thissweetsicknes0000high

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  • Cover of: The black house
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    First published in 1969 16 editions in 3 languages — 1 previewable

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    First published in 1964 15 editions in 4 languages — 5 previewable Cover of edition lacelluledeverre0000high Cover of edition glasscellthe00patr Cover of edition glasscell00high Cover of edition glasscell0000high

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