Strangers on a Train

by Patricia highsmith


Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith. First American edition. First printing from 1950 in VG condition. There is a long friendly dated (New years eve 1956) inscription by Highsmith to the front endpage. The binding is firm, pages are clean, the boards are toned with some chipping to top of spine. The unrestored jacket has marking to front inside flap and minor chipping to top of the spine. It has been trimmed 3-4mm at the bottom (not apparent unless removed from the brodart sleeve) no other markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Strangers on a Train

So, Strangers on a Train (1950) is a psychological thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith about two men whose lives become entangled after one of them proposes they "trade" murders. The psychologists would call it folie a deux... 'Bruno slammed his palms together. 'Hey! Cheeses, what an idea! I kill your wife and you kill my father! We meet on a train, see, and nobody knows we know each other! Perfect alibis! Catch?'' From this moment, almost against his conscious will, Guy Haines is then trapped in a nightmare of shared guilt. As well as an insidious merging of personalities.

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