I think I would more readily die for what I do not believe in than for what I hold to be true... Sometimes I think that the artistic life is a long and lovely suicide, and I am not sorry that it is so.
- Oscar Wilde in his Personal letters
To my Polish neighbours, Agnès and Georges Barylski, my friends of France, 77.
Tom was in the garden when the telephone rang.
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In this harrowing illumination of the psychotic mind, the enviable Tom Ripley has a lovely house in the French countryside, a beautiful and very rich wife, and an art collection worthy of a connoisseur. But such a gracious life has not come easily. One inopportune inquiry, one inconvenient friend, and Ripley's world will come tumbling down--unless he takes decisive steps. In a mesmerizing novel that coolly subverts all traditional notions of literary justice, Ripley enthralls us even as we watch him perform acts of pure and unspeakable evil.
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