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The Price of Salt Carol

Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995. Book - 1990 Fiction / Highsmith, Patricia None on shelf 4 requests on 1 copy Community Rating: 3.9 out of 5

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Downtown 2nd Floor Fiction / Highsmith, Patricia Downtown Library Due 06-04-2021

"First published in the USA by The Naiad Press, Tallahassee, FL, in 1952 ... first published as a Norton paperback 2004"--T.p. verso.
"Published in Great Britain under the title Carol."--T.p. verso.
From the Publisher: "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.
Contents: Price of salt. -- Carol.


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About Love submitted by Weweeweee on June 25, 2019, 9:27am This book is full of true love and delicate words. Love is intertwined with jealousy and frustration.

This is a lovely book submitted by Aimless on July 24, 2019, 2:32pm A story of realistic love

This is a lovely book submitted by Aimless on July 24, 2019, 2:32pm A story of realistic love

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New York : W.W. Norton, 2004, c1990.
Year Published: 1990
Description: 292 p. ; 21 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


Morgan, Claire, 1921-1995.

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