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The Postman Always Rings Twice ; Double indemnity ; Mildred Pierce ; and Selected Stories / James M. Cain ; with an introduction by Robert Polito.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Series Information

Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.) ; 267.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Clayton-Liberty Township Public Library - Main FIC CAI (Text) 38324000305367 Adult Fiction Available -
Scott County PL - Scottsburg FIC CAI (Text) 35830801304253 Fiction Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library F CAI (Text) 78731000520980 New Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 037541438X
  • Physical Description: xxxix, 594 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : [2003]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page xxv).
Formatted Contents Note:
The postman always rings twice -- Double indemnity -- Mildred Pierce -- 'Pastorale' -- 'The baby in the ice box' -- 'Dead man' -- 'Brush fire' -- 'The girl in the storm.'
Summary, etc.:
"These three classics from the master of the noir novel, along with five otherwise unavailable short stories, are electric with the taut narrative voice, the suspense, and the explosive violence and eroticism that were James M. Cain's indelible hallmarks. The Postman Always Rings Twice, Cain's first novel--the subject of an obscenity trial in Boston, the inspiration for Camus's The Stranger--is the fever-pitched tale of a drifter who stumbles into a job, into an erotic obsession, and into a murder. Double Indemnity--which followed Postman so quickly, Cain's readers hardly had a chance to catch their breath--is a tersely narrated story of blind passion, duplicity, and, of course, murder. Mildred Pierce, a work of acute psychological observation and devastating emotional violence, is the tale of a woman with a taste for shiftless men and an unreasoned devotion to her monstrous daughter. All three novels were immortalized in classic Hollywood films. Also included here are five masterful stories--'Pastorale,' 'The Baby in the Icebox,' 'Dead Man,' 'Brush Fire,' 'The Girl in the Storm'--that have been out of print for decades." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Psychological fiction, American.
Detective and mystery stories, American.
Noir fiction, American.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > Fiction.

Series Information

Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.) ; 267.

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