Carol

by Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Fiction FICTION HIGHSMITH Patricia
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FICTION HIGHSMITH Patricia
 
 
Summary
"A great American writer...Highsmith's writing is wicked...it puts a spell on you." -- Entertainment Weekly

Now a major motion picture.

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.

This authorized edition includes an afterword by Patricia Highsmith. Previously titled The Price of Salt .

Additional Information
Subjects Lesbians -- Fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher New York :2015
Edition Authorized edition.
Other Titles Price of salt.
Price of salt
Contributors Morgan, Claire, 1921-1995. Price of salt.
Language English
Notes "Previously titled The Price of Salt"--Title page.
"First published in the USA by Coward-McCann, Inc., New York in 1952 under the title 'The price of salt'"--Title page verso.
Description 292 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780393352689
0393352684
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