In a chilling literary hall of mirrors, Patricia Highsmith introduces Tom Ripley. Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, is sent to Italy with a commission to coax a prodigal young American back to his wealthy father. Need help with Chapter 18 in Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr.
Delon was the quintessential Tom Ripley for over thirty years, with only Matt Damon usurping him in 1999. Patricia Highsmith. 'The No.1 Greatest Crime Writer' The Times.