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The Tremor of Forgery (Highsmith, Patricia) [Paperback]

Patricia Highsmith
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"Her best novel." --"The New Yorker""Larger, funnier, and more thematically ambitious than any of Highsmith's other novels."--Francine Prose"Highsmith is the poet of apprehension rather than fear. ... Highsmith's finest novel to my mind is "The Tremor of Forgery", and if I were asked what it is about I would reply, 'apprehension.'" --Graham Greene"Highsmith has produced work as serious in its implications and as subtle in its approach as anything being done in the novel today." --Julian Symons"Whereas we read Stephen King or Ruth Rendell to relish the thrills that come from carefully controlled verbal terror, Highsmith is not to be taken so lightly. She conveys a firm, unshakable belief in the existence of evil--personal, psychological, and political."--"Boston Phoenix" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Classic Patricia Highsmith novel - claimed to be one of her very best. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Patricia Highsmith was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1921. Her first novel, Strangers On A Train, was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The Talented Mr Ripley, published in 1955, was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Scroll by the Mystery Writers of America and introduced the fascinating anti-hero Tom Ripley, who was to appear in many of her later crime novels. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland, in February 1995. Her last novel, Small g: A Summer Idyll, was published posthumously just over a month later. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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