The Price of Salt by Claire Morgan

cover of the book The Price of SaltThe Price of Salt by Claire Morgan
Genre: Pulp; Romance
Copyright Year: 1952
Published: 1975
Publisher: Arno Press
Format: Hardcover
No. of Pages: 276
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ISBN: 0-405-07384-4
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An all-time classic — a compelling, beautiful love story. 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.
Other Notes: A*** rating in Grier

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