Strangers on a Train

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1950 - Fiction - 281 pages
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A major new reissue of the work of a classic noir novelist.

With the acclaim for The Talented Mr. Ripley, more film projects in production, and two biographies forthcoming, expatriate legend Patricia Highsmith would be shocked to see that she has finally arrived in her homeland. Throughout her career, Highsmith brought a keen literary eye and a genius for plumbing the psychopathic mind to more than thirty works of fiction, unparalleled in their placid deviousness and sardonic humor. With deadpan accuracy, she delighted in creating true sociopaths in the guise of the everyday man or woman. Now, one of her finest works is again in print: Strangers on a Train, Highsmith's first novel and the source for Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1953 film. With this novel, Highsmith revels in eliciting the unsettling psychological forces that lurk beneath the surface of everyday contemporary life.
  

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User Review  - Ishita - Goodreads

WARNING: The review may contain certain spoilers It's seemingly 3 stars. The book started with two complete strangers, Guy Haines and Charles Bruno, meeting on a train where one was completely ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robert Farwell - Goodreads

I put off watching the great Hitchcock's take on this Highsmith classic until I actually read it. The books has a neat narrative symmetry and logic to it. It contains a lot of the early hints of some ... Read full review

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About the author (1950)

Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.

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