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The price of salt

Author: Patricia Highsmith; Claire Morgan
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2004, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Belletristische Darstellung
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Highsmith; Claire Morgan
ISBN: 0393325997 9780393325997
OCLC Number: 55121342
Notes: "First published in the USA by The Naiad Press, Tallahassee, FL, in 1952 ... first published as a Norton paperback 2004"--Title page verso.
"Published in Great Britain under the title Carol."--Title page verso.
Description: 262 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Patricia Highsmith.

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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.

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