Therese is a young woman working in a department store. She meets an older woman named Carol and developes somewhat of a crush on her. They become friends and eventually start a relationship together, facing many obstacles along the way. I really enjoyed this book, though it did move kind of slowly.
Excellent book. I devoured this book in one weekend. Now I am looking for more by this author.
This was a fascinating book about homosexuality when homosexuality really wasn't something that was talked about.
Therese first glimpses Carol in the New York department store where she is working as a sales assistant. Carol is choosing a present for her daughter; she looks preoccupied, exuding an aura of elegance as perfect as a secret. Standing there at the counter, Therese is wholly unprepared for the first shock of love.
First published under a pseudonym in 1952, "Carol" is a love story told with compelling wit and eroticism.
This book is a real find from the 1950s, erotic without being sexually explicit.
The novel of a love society forbids. The novel that inspired Babokov's Lolita