Friday, 14 May 2010

Patricia Highsmith First Editions, Part 2

UPDATE, October 2013: I've since put together an Existential Ennui permanent page, the Patricia Highsmith First Edition Book Cover Gallery, drawing solely on the books in my own collection.

Aaaaaaand we're back with the second half. Part 1 can be found directly below this post, if anyone cares. Interestingly (to me at least), in compiling this second part, I've come to realise that latterly the UK editions of Highsmith's books were often published before the US ones (and in the case of her final novel, nearly ten years before), a fact which reflects the greater popularity of the American writer in the UK and Europe. Fascinating, eh? Anyway. Onward!













12) The Tremor of Forgery
Left: Garden City/Doubleday, US, 1969; right: Penguin paperback, UK, 1987 (Heinemann, UK, 1969 unavailable)




















13) Ripley Under Ground
Top left: Garden City/Doubleday, US, 1970; top right and beneath: Heinemann, UK, 1971 (Mohan dustjacket)





















14) A Dog's Ransom
Top left: Knopf, US, 1972; top right and beneath: Heinemann, UK, 1972





















15) Ripley's Game
Top left: Knopf, US, 1974; top right and beneath: Heinemann, UK, 1974 (dustjacket photography by Graham Miller)





















16) Edith's Diary
Top left: Simon & Schuster, US, 1977; top right and beneath: Heinemann, UK, 1977





















17) The Boy Who Followed Ripley
Top left: Lippincott & Crowell, US, 1980; top right and beneath: Heinemann, UK (1980 (dustjacket photography by Bill Richmond)





















18) People Who Knock on the Door
Top left: Penzler, US, 1985; top right and beneath: Heinemann, UK, 1983





















19) Found in the Street
Top and beneath: Heinemann, UK, 1986 (Peter Dyer dustjacket/photo by Kinsman Taylor) (Atlantic Monthly Press, US, 1987 unavailable)




















20) Ripley Under Water
Top left: Knopf, US, 1992; top right and beneath: Bloomsbury, UK, 1991 (dustjacket illustration by Elspeth Ross)





















21) Small g: A Summer Idyll
Top left: W. W. Norton, US, 2004; top right and beneath: Bloomsbury, UK, 1995 (Sarah Maxey dustjacket, illustration by David Remfry)

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