Strangers on a Train

Patricia Highsmith


First UK edition. 8vo., original blue boards, dust jacket. London, Cresset Press. 1950

Patricia Highsmith's first novel, the story of two strangers who meet on a train (well, of course) and exchange murder victims, is an unsettling masterpiece of suspense. It was filmed by Alfred Hitchcock the year after its release. The film was relatively tame when compared to Highsmith's original (Raymond Chandler, who was hired to turn the book into a screenplay, thought it advocated nihilism, moral anarchy and homosexuality), but it sent readers to bookshops in their droves and Highsmith's reputation was assured. This copy is the first UK edition, published by The Cresset Press in 1950, the same year as the US.

An excellent copy, cloth a little rubbed at extremities, in a very good dust jacket, front panel lightly soiled, spine faded, rubbed at hinges with some loss to head not affecting text.

Publisher: Cresset Press
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 30 mm
ISBN: 2000000320014

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