237. Highsmith (Patricia) The Talented Mr. Ripley, first edition, original boards, spine ends and corners bumped, otherwise fine, dust-jacket, spine a little darkened, spine ends and corners chipped, short closed tear to head of upper panel, a little rubbed, still an excellent copy, preserved in custom drop-back box, 8vo, New York, 1955.
est. £600 – £800
Highsmith’s chilling fourth novel, introducing the manipulative Tom Ripley. Twice filmed, first in 1960 as Purple Noon and then in 1999 as The Talented Mr Ripley.