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The Price of Salt: OR Carol - Patricia Highsmith
The Price of Salt: OR Carol
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A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can... show more
A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is shattered when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover.Author Patricia Highsmith is best known for her psychological thrillers Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Originally published in 1952 under a pseudonym, The Price of Salt was heralded as "the novel of a love society forbids." Highsmith's sensitive treatment of fully realized characters who defy stereotypes about homosexuality marks a departure from previous lesbian pulp fiction. Erotic, eloquent, and suspenseful, this story offers an honest look at the necessity of being true to one's nature. The book is also the basis of the acclaimed 2015 film Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
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Format: Kindle Edition
ISBN: 9780486802299
ASIN: B00SAWNQ0G
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 260
Edition language: English
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Reading All Night
Reading All Night rated it
5.0 The Price of Salt (or Carol) The Book Vs Carol The movie
Know I have not posted much in about two years time but this is sort of a sore subject for me. I try to not to dismiss book to movie translations. I can forgive most things that get lost in translation. I understand that that movies have to cut, change, and twist things for time. Most good movies ba...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
4.0 Carol
Absolutely gorgeous writing. I love how intimate it is, and how we really see thought Therese's eyes as shoe grows up and discovers more about the world. We see less of Carol at first, but as Therese's understanding grows, her character also fleshes out.It's also a wonderful period piece, and I love...
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it
4.0 The Price of Salt
Probably a better-written love story than anything Goodreads recommends on the occasion of the Romance Week. The description of coup de foudre is strikingly accurate; the situation when someone takes you into their life so generously and voraciously you fail to understand you do the same.Very well c...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
5.0 The Price of Salt (aka "Carol")
‘Don’t you want to forget it, if it’s past?’ ‘I don’t know. I don’t know just how you mean that.’ ‘I mean, are you sorry?’ ‘No. Would I do the same thing again? Yes.’ ‘Do you mean with somebody else, or with her?’ ‘With her,’ Therese said. The corner of her mouth went up in a smile. ‘But the e...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
bookshelves: winter-20142015, tbr-busting-2014, published-1952, winter-20152016, jan-2016-litricher, re-visit-2016, glbt, lit-richer, north-americas Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Laura Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from May 21, 2009 to January 02, 2016 RE-VISIT is via the film 'Carol'...
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