The Price of Salt
Score: 4.5
From 291 Ratings

The Price of Salt


  • Author: Patricia Highsmith
  • Release Date : 2015-01-05
  • Genre: Gay
  • File Size: 25649409 Bytes


A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is shattered when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover.Author Patricia Highsmith is best known for her psychological thrillers Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Originally published in 1952 under a pseudonym, The Price of Salt was heralded as "the novel of a love society forbids." Highsmith's sensitive treatment of fully realized characters who defy stereotypes about homosexuality ...

The Price of Salt
Score: 4.5
From 77 Ratings

The Price of Salt


  • Author: Patricia Highsmith
  • Release Date : 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Gay
  • File Size: 619676 Bytes


* The Original Rare Pulp Edition! 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...

Price of Salt
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Price of Salt


  • Author : Highsmith, Patricia
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-01-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486800295


Price of Salt Book Description :

A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is shattered when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover. Author Patricia Highsmith is best known for her psychological thrillers Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Originally published in 1952 under a pseudonym, The Price of Salt was heralded as "the novel of a love society forbids." Highsmith's sensitive treatment of fully realized characters who defy stereotypes about homosexuality...

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 to...

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 :
  • 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...

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 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 :
  • 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....

Found in the Street

Found in the Street


  • Author : Patricia Highsmith
  • Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0871133261


Found in the Street Book Description :

When Ralph Linderman returns a stranger’s wallet he found during a morning stroll through Greenwich Village, he is entirely unprepared for the complex maze of sexual obsession and disturbing psychological intrigue he is about to be drawn into. Patricia Highsmith, author of The Tremor of Forgery, Strangers on a Train, and The Cry of the Owl has once again created an unsettling thriller that explores the bleakest alleyways of human desire. Highsmith 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....

Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty
Score: 3
From 71 Ratings

Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty


  • Author : Ramona Ausubel
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698410855


Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty Book Description :

"A timely, sophisticated tale [that] explores what happens when a charmed life loses its luster.” –O Magazine From the award-winning author of No One Is Here Except All of Us, an imaginative novel about a wealthy New England family in the 1960s and '70s that suddenly loses its fortune—and its bearings. An NPR Best Book of 2016 One of Best Books of Summer –O Magazine One of The 12 Summer Books That Everyone Will Be Talking About –Harper’s Bazaar One of 20 Books Perfect for Your Summer Vacay –Refinery29 One of 22 Summer Books You Won’t Want to Miss –Huffington Post One of 19 Summer Books that Everyone Will be Talking About – Elle.com One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2016 –The Millions One of 30 Best New Books for Summer 2016 ...

Leela s Gift

Leela s Gift


  • Author : Janet Levine
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2010-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780557531424


Leela s Gift Book Description :

High in the Himalayas, Leela, a New Yorker, unexpectedly undertakes a terrifying yet ultimately enlightening spiritual journey into the deepest secrets of her mind. In Darjeeling, at Maharishi's ashram, under the sure guidance of the yogi master, she reaches her great realization. On her return to New York she struggles, and ultimately succeeds, in sharing the secret teachings of her vision. The novel uncovers archetypal and highly relevant spiritual teachings. East meets West in Leela helping her as Maharishi says, "To understand ancient wisdom in a modern world." Meditation and yoga offer practical paths to freedom from the often dispiriting and desperate quality of our contemporary lives. In captivating prose the novel intertwines Leela's journey ...

Salt
Score: 3.5
From 69 Ratings

Salt


  • Author : Mark Kurlansky
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-03-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307369796


Salt Book Description :

From the award-winning and bestselling author of Cod comes the dramatic, human story of a simple substance, an element almost as vital as water, that has created fortunes, provoked revolutions, directed economies and enlivened our recipes. Salt is common, easy to obtain and inexpensive. It is the stuff of kitchens and cooking. Yet trade routes were established, alliances built and empires secured – all for something that filled the oceans, bubbled up from springs, formed crusts in lake beds, and thickly veined a large part of the Earth’s rock fairly close to the surface. From pre-history until just a century ago – when the mysteries of salt were revealed by modern chemistry and geology – no one knew that salt was virtually everywhere. Accordi...