Eleven by Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith is best known as the author of the bestselling Tom Ripley series, which has inspired several movies.

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Eleven by Patricia Highsmith


  • Paperback: 169 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.59 x 8.26 x 5.56
  • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press; Reissue edition (October 1989)
  • ISBN: 087113327X

    Reader Reviews
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful: A BRILLIANT COLLECTION..., April 29, 2003 Reviewer: Lawyeraau from Flushing, NY United States I first became aware of Ms. Highsmith through her wonderful book, "The Talented Mr. Ripley". Although I am not a big fan of short stories, I decided to take a chance on this book, as I so admired the author's talent. I am delighted that I did so, as this book contains a veritable treasure trove of literary gems. Her stories range from the macabre to the suspenseful. What makes them particularly chilling is that many of them take place in otherwise mundane everyday settings with people who may be either quite ordinary or slightly bizarre, but to whom something extraordinary happens. These are stories that will capture the imagination of the reader. Some even reminded me a little bit of the stories of H. P. Lovecraft, as some of them contain a strong element of horror, crafted, however, in a most delicate, sublime fashion. These eleven compelling short stories will keep the reader turning the pages of this marvelous little book. It is a book well worth having in one's personal collection. Bravo!

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