The Price of Salt, or Carol by Patricia Highsmith

The Price of Salt, or Carol Paperback Mar 17 2004

By Patricia Highsmith
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Patricia Highsmith's story of romantic obsession may be one of the most important, but still largely unrecognized, novels of the twentieth century. First published in 1952 and touted as "the novel of a love that society forbids," the book soon became a cult classic. Based on a true story plucked from Highsmith's own life, Carol tells the riveting drama of Therese Belivet, a stage designer trapped in a department-store day job, whose routine is forever shattered by a gorgeous epiphany-the appearance of Carol Aird, a customer who comes in to buy her daughter a Christmas toy. Therese begins to gravitate toward the alluring suburban housewife, who is trapped in a marriage as stultifying as Therese's job. They fall in love and set out across the United States, ensnared by society's confines and the imminent disapproval of others, yet propelled by their infatuation. Carol is a brilliantly written story that may surprise Highsmith fans and will delight those discovering her work. Now a major motion picture

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
WW Norton & Co
Publication date
Mar 17 2004
Language
English
Pages
304
ISBN-13
9780393325997
ISBN-10
0393325997
Weight
240g
Dimensions
140.0mm x 211.0mm