The Price of Salt: OR Carol

The Price of Salt: OR Carol

by Patricia Highsmith


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Heralded as "the novel of a love society forbids," Patricia Highsmith's 1952 lesbian cult classic recounts a chance meeting between two lonely women that leads to a passionate romance. The basis of the acclaimed 2015 film Carol.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486800295
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 01/14/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 654,848
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Patricia Highsmith (1921–95) won the O. Henry Award for her first published short story, "The Heroine." Her 22 novels and eight collections of short stories include such well-known books as Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Highsmith engaged in sexual relationships with women as well as men, and The Price of Salt is regarded as highly autobiographical.

Date of Birth:

January 19, 1921

Date of Death:

February 4, 1995

Place of Birth:

Fort Worth, Texas

Place of Death:

Locarno, Switzerland


B.A., Barnard College, 1942

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