The Price of Salt

The Price of Salt

Or Carol

eBook - 2015
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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 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.
Publisher: San Francisco : Dover Publications, 2015
ISBN: 9780486802299

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Jun 05, 2019

I picked up this book in the section called "mystery". Come on guys, put it in another section, please! Maybe just " novels" or something.

Aug 18, 2017

I could relate to the insecurity Therese expressed throughout the book and her complete adulation she experienced towards Carol. I am amazed at how authentic the characters were and how accurate Patricia Highsmith's portrayal of them was. Over all this was a really good read.

Oct 31, 2016

The movie was Carol.

Jun 14, 2016

I thought this was supposed to be the least sad classic lesbian novel, and maybe it is, but it's still pretty sad. Even though neither of them dies.

Apr 21, 2016

Not only is this book set in the 50's, it was written in the 50's. I found it very interesting and was quite pleased at the ending. I have not seen the movie yet.

Mar 02, 2016

I actually preferred the book than the movie. I felt the movie went rather slow, and the characters were too disconnected from one another while in the book, they come off extremely connected, close, and lustful with one another. I'm glad I read the book waaaaaaay before I saw the movie. I would totally recommend this book.

Nov 23, 2015

At first I found the story kind of interesting then in the middle I totally lost interest. Now I wonder if the movie will be the same or if I will be interested enough to see the movie?

Dec 11, 2009

Eh, it was ok. Kind of slow and a little boring.


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