The Price of Salt (Illustrated Edition)

The Price of Salt (Illustrated Edition)

by Patricia Highsmith

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Overview

"Their eyes met at the same instant, Therese glancing up from a box she was opening, and the woman just turning her head so she looked directly at Therese. She was tall and fair, her long figure graceful in the loose fur coat that she held open with a hand on her waist. Her eyes were gray, colorless, yet dominant as light or fire, and caught by them, Therese could not look away."

This chance meeting in a department store launches one of the greatest love stories in the history of lesbian pulp fiction!

It doesn't take young Therese long to fall in love with Carol, an older woman in the middle of a nasty divorce and custody battle. Carol is, at first, cautious... but she is lonely and somewhat surprised by Therese's bold pursuit. What follows is an adventure with dangerous implications and a romance that changes both their lives forever.

Written pseudonymously by Patricia Highsmith – the author of Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley – The Price of Salt is a story you'll want to read again and again.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151563284
Publisher: She Winked Press
Publication date: 05/23/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

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

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Price of Salt 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought a hard copy of this book years ago and finally read it last summer. This is a "must read" for anyone under the age of 35; times were so different. You just have no idea unless you experienced it first hand.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast read very much a comming of age. It is also a look back to the 50's.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite different than the movie...the novel focuses much more on Therese. Better than the film IMO. ~*~LEB~*~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Real, thoughtful, and a fine reminder of the damage social mores can cause.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wod have loved to know more about Highsmith. Just enough strange aspects to give jer stories suspense and an unsettling feeling as well as a touch of genines. It's not so surprising that so many of her stories have been made into movies ...with gay and lesbian themes going back to Strangers on a train with known actors and a gay sub theme.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this before I planned to see the movie "Carol." It will be interesting how this will be acted. I do imagine it will be superior! The book is interesting especially when the reader takes the time to read the brief historical context at the end. Don't be like many moviegoers who get up still chomping on popcorn and leave during the credits! You will lose out on learning the significance of this kind of book when it was written and published. Our society has made leaps of progress!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It made it better picturing Cate Blanchett as Carol. She is perfect for the role. I can't wait to see the movie.
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