The Price of Salt
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

The Price of Salt


  • Author : Patricia Highsmith
  • Publisher : She Winked Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781936456178


The Price of Salt Book Description :

First Digital Edition; Grier Rating: A*** Therese is nineteen and working in a department store during the Christmas shopping season. She dates men, although not with real enthusiasm. One day a beautiful older woman comes over to her counter and buys a doll. As the purchase is a C.O.D. order, Therese makes a mental note of the customer’s address. She is intrigued and drawn to the woman. Although young, inexperienced and shy, she writes a note to the customer, Carol, and is elated and surprised when Carol invites her to meet. Therese realizes she has strong feelings for Carol, but is unsure of what they represent. Carol, in the process of a bitter separation and divorce, is also quite lonely. Soon the two women begin spending a great deal of time together. Before long, they are madly and hopelessly in love. The path is not easy for them, however. Carol also has a child and a very suspicious husband--dangerous ground for the lovers. When the women leave New York and travel west together, they discover the choices they’ve made to be together will have lasting effects on both their lives. Considered to be the first lesbian pulp novel to break the pulp publishing industry-enforced pattern of tragic consequences for its lesbian heroines, The Price of Salt was written by Patricia Highsmith (under the pseudonym, Claire Morgan) – the author of Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. As one reviewer wrote in 1952, “Claire Morgan is completely natural. She has a story to tell and she tells it with an almost conversational ease. Her people are neither degenerate monsters nor fragile victims of the social order. They must—and do—pay a price for thinking, feeling and loving ‘differently,’ but they are courageous and true to themselves throughout.”

The Price of Salt   a Norton Critical Edition

The Price of Salt a Norton Critical Edition


  • Author : Patricia Highsmith
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-04-23
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393918165


The Price of Salt a Norton Critical Edition Book Description :

"A document of persecuted love--perfect." --The Independent"Highsmith was the first writer to mix roadside Americana, transgressive sex, and the impinging threat of a morals charge--and she went about it as masterfully as anyone." --Terry Castle, The New RepublicAbout the SeriesRead by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format--annotated text, contexts, and criticism--helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

The Price of Salt
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

The Price of Salt


  • Author : Patricia Highsmith
  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release Date : 2018-10-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 1388185229


The Price of Salt Book Description :

THE PRICE OF SALT is the famous lesbian love story by Patricia Highsmith, written under the pseudonym Claire Morgan. The author became notorious due to the story's latent lesbian content and happy ending, the latter having been unprecedented in homosexual fiction. Highsmith recalled that the novel was inspired by a mysterious woman she happened across in a shop and briefly stalked. Because of the happy ending (or at least an ending with the possibility of happiness) which defied the lesbian pulp formula and because of the unconventional characters that defied stereotypes about homosexuality, THE PRICE OF SALT was popular among lesbians in the 1950s. The book fell out of print but was re-issued and lives on today as a pioneering work of lesbian romance.

The Price of Salt  or Carol
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Price of Salt or Carol


  • Author : Patricia Highsmith
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2004-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393345643


The Price of Salt or Carol Book Description :

"A great American writer…Highsmith's writing is wicked…it puts a spell on you." —Entertainment Weekly Patricia Highsmith's story of romantic obsession may be one of the most important, but still largely unrecognized, novels of the twentieth century. First published in 1952 and touted as "the novel of a love that society forbids," the book soon became a cult classic. Based on a true story plucked from Highsmith's own life, The Price of Salt (or Carol) tells the riveting drama of Therese Belivet, a stage designer trapped in a department-store day job, whose routine is forever shattered by a gorgeous epiphany—the appearance of Carol Aird, a customer who comes in to buy her daughter a Christmas toy. Therese begins to gravitate toward the alluring suburban housewife, who is trapped in a marriage as stultifying as Therese's job. They fall in love and set out across the United States, ensnared by society's confines and the imminent disapproval of others, yet propelled by their infatuation. The Price of Salt is a brilliantly written story that may surprise Highsmith fans and will delight those discovering her work.

Found in the Street

Found in the Street


  • Author : Patricia Highsmith
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802189950


Found in the Street Book Description :

A chilling novel of desire and obsession in 1980s New York from the author “who can change reality to nightmare with one well-turned phrase” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Elsie Tyler turns heads wherever she goes. After leaving her upstate hometown for Greenwich Village, the charming young waitress soon finds herself surrounded by admirers, including Jack and Natalia Sutherland, a married couple who invite Elsie into their bohemian inner circle and help her launch a career as a model. Meanwhile, Ralph Linderman, a middle-aged security guard with a dog named God, is nursing his own obsession with Elsie. He sets out to protect her from the “bad company” she attracts, but his uninvited affections are overbearing, possibly even pathological. When Ralph finds Jack’s wallet on a morning stroll through the Village, and returns it, he is entirely unprepared for the complex maze of sexual obsession and disturbing psychological intrigue he is about to be drawn into. Found in the Street is classic Highsmith—an engrossing, unsettling thriller that explores the bleakest alleyways of human desire, and a kaleidoscopic portrait of 1980s New York City. Patricia Highsmith, author of Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley, has been called “one of the finest crime novelists” by the New York Times—and is now considered one of the most original voices in twentieth-century American fiction.

The Book of Salt
Score: 3
From 16 Ratings

The Book of Salt


  • Author : Monique Truong
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2004-06-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547524993


The Book of Salt Book Description :

The Book of Salt serves up a wholly original take on Paris in the 1930s through the eyes of Binh, the Vietnamese cook employed by Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Viewing his famous mesdames and their entourage from the kitchen of their rue de Fleurus home, Binh observes their domestic entanglements while seeking his own place in the world. In a mesmerizing tale of yearning and betrayal, Monique Truong explores Paris from the salons of its artists to the dark nightlife of its outsiders and exiles. She takes us back to Binh's youthful servitude in Saigon under colonial rule, to his life as a galley hand at sea, to his brief, fateful encounters in Paris with Paul Robeson and the young Ho Chi Minh.

The Talented Miss Highsmith
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The Talented Miss Highsmith


  • Author : Joan Schenkar
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 1429961015


The Talented Miss Highsmith Book Description :

Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt is now a major motion picture (Carol) starring Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska, directed by Todd Hayes A 2010 New York Times Notable Book A 2010 Lambda Literary Award Winner A 2009 Edgar Award Nominee A 2009 Agatha Award Nominee A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week Patricia Highsmith, one of the great writers of twentieth-century American fiction, had a life as darkly compelling as that of her favorite "hero-criminal," the talented Tom Ripley. Joan Schenkar maps out this richly bizarre life from her birth in Texas to Hitchcock's filming of her first novel, Strangers on a Train, to her long, strange self-exile in Europe. We see her as a secret writer for the comics, a brilliant creator of disturbing fictions, and an erotic predator with dozens of women (and a few good men) on her love list. The Talented Miss Highsmith is the first literary biography with access to Highsmith's whole story: her closest friends, her oeuvre, her archives. It's a compulsive page-turner unlike any other, a book worthy of Highsmith herself.

Carol  Movie Tie in Edition

Carol Movie Tie in Edition


  • Author : Patricia Highsmith
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-11-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393352757


Carol Movie Tie in Edition Book Description :

"A great American writer…Highsmith's writing is wicked…it puts a spell on you." —Entertainment Weekly Now a major motion picture. Patricia Highsmith's story of romantic obsession may be one of the most important, but still largely unrecognized, novels of the twentieth century. First published in 1952 and touted as "the novel of a love that society forbids," the book soon became a cult classic. Based on a true story plucked from Highsmith's own life, Carol tells the riveting drama of Therese Belivet, a stage designer trapped in a department-store day job, whose routine is forever shattered by a gorgeous epiphany—the appearance of Carol Aird, a customer who comes in to buy her daughter a Christmas toy. Therese begins to gravitate toward the alluring suburban housewife, who is trapped in a marriage as stultifying as Therese's job. They fall in love and set out across the United States, ensnared by society's confines and the imminent disapproval of others, yet propelled by their infatuation. Carol is a brilliantly written story that may surprise Highsmith fans and will delight those discovering her work. This authorized edition includes an afterword by Patricia Highsmith. Previously titled The Price of Salt.