by Patricia Highsmith

3.93 · 26 ratings · Published: Nov 29th, 1952  | 

Carol by Patricia Highsmith
In Carol , two women from different backgrounds—one a department store clerk who dreams of a better life, one who is wealthy and married—strike up a love affair with each other in 1950s New York. Cate Blanchett, star of such films as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button , plays the titular housewife, Carol, while Rooney Mara of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is Therese, who immediately falls for the striking older woman. With a story based on Highsmith’s 1952 novel—originally titled The Price of Salt , which she published under the pseudonym Claire Morgan— Carol is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes (director of I’m Not There, Far from Heaven , which was nominated for four Oscars, and Velvet Goldmine ) and written by Phyllis Nagy (currently writing the screenplay for Kate Atkinson’s Case Histories ).

This authorized edition includes an afterword by Patricia Highsmith. Previously published as The Price of Salt .

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Carol by Patricia Highsmith