Oscars 2016

The Oscars Library: The Books That Inspired This Year's Academy Award Nominees

You've seen the movies – now it's time to experience them in written form

THE PRICE OF SALT BY PATRICA HIGHSMITH: CAROL

The 1952 novel has since been republished as Carol, the film's title, but back in its original form, it was a seriously groundbreaking in its depiction of a lesbian romance – and also controversial. Highsmith used a pseudonym and didn't let her name be attached to the tome until 1990.