The Price of Salt, or Carol Patricia Highsmith

The Price of Salt, or Carol

Author: Patricia Highsmith
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Book Title
The Price of Salt, or Carol
Author
Patricia Highsmith
ISBN
9780393325997
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, The Price of Salt (or 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. The Price of Salt is a brilliantly written story that may surprise Highsmith fans and will delight those discovering her work.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Patricia HighsmithPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyPublished: 03/17/2004ISBN: 9780393325997Pages: 304Weight: 0.55lbsSize: 8.12h x 5.54w x 0.69dReview Citations: Entertainment Weekly 02/27/2015 pg. 25

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, The Price of Salt (or 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. The Price of Salt is a brilliantly written story that may surprise Highsmith fans and will delight those discovering her work.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 03/17/2004
ISBN: 9780393325997
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.12h x 5.54w x 0.69d

Review Citations: Entertainment Weekly 02/27/2015 pg. 25

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, The Price of Salt (or 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. The Price of Salt is a brilliantly written story that may surprise Highsmith fans and will delight those discovering her work.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 03/17/2004
ISBN: 9780393325997
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.12h x 5.54w x 0.69d

Review Citations: Entertainment Weekly 02/27/2015 pg. 25