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The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley
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Description: Amazon.com Review One of the great crime novels of the 20th century, Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley is a blend of the narrative subtlety of Henry James and the self-reflexive irony of Vladimir Nabokov. Like the best modernist fiction, Ripley works on two levels. First, it is the story of a young man, Tom Ripley, whose nihilistic tendencies lead him on a deadly passage across Europe. On another level, the novel is a commentary on fictionmaking and techniques of narrative persuasion. Like Humbert Humbert, Tom Ripley seduces readers into empathizing with him even as his actions defy all moral standards. The novel beg ... (more)
Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company
Release date: 17 June 2008
ISBN-10 : 0393332144 | ISBN-13: 9780393332148
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