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Check out these vintage pulp covers for classic Patricia Highsmith novels.

Emily Temple

January 19, 2021, 10:48am

Today marks 100 years since the birth of Patricia Highsmith, rebellious writer, music lover, closet romantic, and author of one of the greatest crime novels—and coming of age stories—of all time (no matter what some people say). Though we think of her as literary today, several of her works have been given the pulp fiction treatment over the years (all the better for carrying them with you wherever you go, I say). Here are a few of my favorites from the Highsmith archives, and if you’re not satisfied with the below, you can see a few of the back covers here. (Bonus: you may also want to check out Alison Bechdel’s recreation of the cover of The Price of Salt, which also happens to be one of her favorite books.) Feast your eyes:

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