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Price Of Salt

by Patricia Highsmith

WW Norton | March 30, 2004 | Trade Paperback

Price Of Salt is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
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

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.3 × 5.4 × 0.7 in

Published: March 30, 2004

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393325997

ISBN - 13: 9780393325997

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant! I loved this book, it's become one of my favourites! For anyone interested in gay rights this will make you cry with happiness for how far we've come and with despair because things were so bad for so long. I thought this was a really honest and frank representation of coming of age and the level of blind infatuation that goes hand in hand with first love.
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

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Price Of Salt

Price Of Salt

by Patricia Highsmith

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.3 × 5.4 × 0.7 in

Published: March 30, 2004

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393325997

ISBN - 13: 9780393325997

From the Publisher

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

About the Author

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.

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