The Price of Salt

The Price of Salt

by Patricia Highsmith

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Overview

Now recognized as a masterwork, the scandalous novel that anticipated Nabokov's Lolita."I have long had a theory that Nabokov knew The Price of Salt and modeled the climactic cross-country car chase in Lolita on Therese and Carol's frenzied bid for freedom," writes Terry Castle in The New Republic about this novel, arguably Patricia Highsmith's finest, first published in 1952 under the pseudonym Clare Morgan. Soon to be a new film, The Price of Salt tells the riveting story of Therese Belivet, a stage designer trapped in a department-store day job, whose salvation arrives one day in the form of Carol Aird, an alluring suburban housewife in the throes of a divorce. They fall in love and set out across the United States, pursued by a private investigator who eventually blackmails Carol into a choice between her daughter and her lover. With this reissue, The Price of Salt may finally be recognized as a major twentieth-century American novel.

Author Biography: Patricia Highsmith is the author of such classics as Strangers on a Train and Nothing That Meets the Eye. She died in 1995 in Locarno, Switzerland.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781388185220
Publisher: Blurb
Publication date: 01/09/2019
Pages: 162
Sales rank: 372,592
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(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

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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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