The Price of Salt
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.
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Review: The Price of SaltUser Review - Zoe - Goodreads
I read this under the title 'carol' A gorgeous, tense love story set against the backdrop of 50's new york city. A dreamer trapped in a soulless department store, as that most despised of staff, the ... Read full review
Review: The Price of SaltUser Review - Carol - Goodreads
This author is usually so very good with dialogue but this book's dialogue was rather dull for the most part. I liked it when considering the time-period it was written in especially realizing it was ... Read full review