Highsmith, Patricia -- The Talented Mr. Ripley [Book]
London: Cresset Press, 1957. First Edition. 265 pp. Hardcover: VERY GOOD. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. Book is solid with crisp laves; some foxing to the text block, and spotting/foxing to leaves; remnants of laid-in paper on front and back free endpaper. Wrapper is bright, with slight color loss. There is a small, closed tear (1/2”) to the back, upper right corner. Highsmith's classic psychological thriller - the first in the five-book Ripley series - was nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Best Novel Award in 1957. Basis for the acclaimed 1960 René Clément film Purple Noon, and more recently filmed by Anthony Minghella, starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett & Philip Seymour Hoffman.