Price Of Salt by Patricia HighsmithPrice Of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

Price Of Salt

byPatricia Highsmith

Paperback | March 30, 2004

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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
Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt, The Blunderer and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.
Title:Price Of SaltFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.3 × 5.4 × 0.7 inPublished:March 30, 2004Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393325997

ISBN - 13:9780393325997

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Borring and pointless I wanted to read this book because the movie got a lot of attention and books are almost always better than the movie. I was SO disappointed in this book. The way it was written was weird didn't flow well, catch my attention or make me want to know what was going to happen. I felt nothing for any of the characters at all it was just a weird book with no real point at all. I have no idea why they would make a movie about it as it was not a good book. I pushed through to the end because it was short and I kept hoping it would get better. It did not get better and I would NOT recommend it to anyone.
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Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good! This book was interesting and definutely a good read. There were moments when I felt the story lapsed a little though.
Date published: 2010-01-27

Editorial Reviews

A document of persecuted love—perfect. — The Independent

About the pursuit of love, and true happiness…It has characters who laugh, and who laugh without scorn or illusion…very recognizably Highsmith, full of tremor and of threat and of her peculiar genius for anxiety. — The Sunday Times