The Price of Salt
By Patricia Highsmith
THE PRICE OF SALT also published as CAROL.
THE PRICE OF SALT (1952) is a romance novel by Patricia Highsmith, written under the pseudonym Claire Morgan. The author – known as a suspense writer following the publication of her previous book, STRANGERS ON A TRAIN – became notorious due to the story’s latent lesbian content and happy ending, the latter having been unprecedented in homosexual fiction. THE PRICE OF SALT was an inspiration for Nabokov’s LOLITA.