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A sensual tale of forbidden love, sensuality, and romance, Carol tells the story of Therese, a young sales clerk, and her passionate affair with Carol, a housewife embroiled in a bitter divorce. The two lonely women find something rare and remarkable in each other: freedom from their oppressive daily routines and dreary lives. Together they triumphantly leave to ride into the sunset, but a difficult choice between romantic and familial love brings everything to a sudden, grinding halt.
Applauded for a sensitive and nuanced treatment of characters that defies the stereotypes and myths surrounding homosexuality, Carol is a groundbreaking American novel. With this book, Patricia Highsmith (Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley) broke from the canned traditions of lesbian pulp to create a truly beautiful and complex work of fiction. Thrilling, sensual, and honest, Carol is a first-rate novel about love and self-discovery.
|Publisher:||Echo Point Books & Media|
|Edition description:||Reprint ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)|
About the Author
Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was an American author known for her novels of psychological suspense. She wrote over two dozen books and short story collections, including her five Tom Ripley novels. Her first book Strangers on a Train was nominated for an Edgar Award and was later adapted into a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Many of her works have been adapted for the screen, including The Talented Mr. Ripley and most recently The Price of Salt which was renamed Carol.
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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