Carol

Carol

Book - 2015
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"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"--page [4] cover.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2015
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 9780393352689
0393352684
Branch Call Number: HIGHSMITH
Characteristics: 292 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Morgan, Claire 1921-1995 Price of salt

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emilyc2017
Aug 18, 2017

I could relate to the insecurity Therese expressed throughout the book and her complete adulation she experienced towards Carol. I am amazed at how authentic the characters were and how accurate Patricia Highsmith's portrayal of them was. Over all this was a really good read.

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ritarufus
Oct 31, 2016

The movie was Carol.

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ladxcore
Jun 14, 2016

I thought this was supposed to be the least sad classic lesbian novel, and maybe it is, but it's still pretty sad. Even though neither of them dies.

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lfoxwest
Apr 21, 2016

Not only is this book set in the 50's, it was written in the 50's. I found it very interesting and was quite pleased at the ending. I have not seen the movie yet.

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AkumaNoRiddle
Mar 02, 2016

I actually preferred the book than the movie. I felt the movie went rather slow, and the characters were too disconnected from one another while in the book, they come off extremely connected, close, and lustful with one another. I'm glad I read the book waaaaaaay before I saw the movie. I would totally recommend this book.

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lilypad_1
Nov 23, 2015

At first I found the story kind of interesting then in the middle I totally lost interest. Now I wonder if the movie will be the same or if I will be interested enough to see the movie?

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maven
Dec 11, 2009

Eh, it was ok. Kind of slow and a little boring.

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