The price of salt - Claire Morgan (1984)
ISBN 9780930044497
Genre Lesbian Fiction
Subject Lesbians - Fiction
Publisher Naiad Press
Publication Date 1/1/1984
Format Paperback (220 mm)
Language English
Plot
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.
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 1337
Rating 0
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Links Amazon
Library of Congress
Product Details
LoC Classification PS3558.I366 .P7 1984
Dewey 813/.54
Cover Price $7.95
No. of Pages 276