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This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith, which follows the con artist Tom Ripley as he travels to Italy and befriends Dickie Greenleaf, the son of an American shipping magnate, before killing him in order to assume his identity. This grants him the moneyed life of leisure he covets, but also forces him to spin an increasingly vast web of in order to stay one step ahead of Dickie’s loved ones and the authorities. The Talented Mr Ripley is the first book in Highsmith’s five-novel series known as the Ripliad, which traces the machinations of Tom Ripley. Highsmith’s other works include Strangers on a Train and Carol (initially published under a pseudonym as The Price of Salt).
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