A groundbreaking American novel for its honest and sensitive portrayal of a lesbian couple in the 1950s, Carol is a truly remarkable story. When Therese, a young sales clerk, meets Carol, a housewife in the midst of a bitter divorce, they share an immediate connection. Together, they leave New York and embark on a journey across the country to explore their new relationship. But their newfound bliss is strained and complicated when Carol's old life catches up with them.
Published in 1952 by Patricia Highsmith (Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley), Carol was immediately popular in the lesbian community upon its release. It continues to be treasured today for its beautiful prose, compelling characters, and a treatment of homosexuality that does away with myths and stereotypes. Sensual and eloquent, Carol is an important and openhearted tale about love and self-determination.
|Publisher:||Echo Point Books & Media|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)|
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.
Date of Birth:January 19, 1921
Date of Death:February 4, 1995
Place of Birth:Fort Worth, Texas
Place of Death:Locarno, Switzerland
Education:B.A., Barnard College, 1942
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Vintage Highsmith, spinning tension and telling detail out of the mundane. The way that Therese's self awareness blossoms in tandem with her love for Carol exhibits the author's masterful handling of her character's psyches. But like some of her other books, the novel also suffers from occasional longeurs.
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