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The Postman Always Rings Twice

By James M. (James Mallahan) Cain, 1892-1977

An amoral young tramp.  A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband.  A problem that has only one grisly solution--a solution that only creates other problems that no one can ever solve.

First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mixture of violence and eroticism, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a classic of the roman noir. It established James M. Cain as a major novelist with an unsparing vision of America's bleak underside, and was acknowledged by Albert Camus as the model for The Stranger.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Book

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Publish Date

1992

ISBN

0679723250


Format: Book
Author: Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977
Summary: The sultry young wife of a diner owner conspires with an aimless drifter to murder her husband
Title: The postman always rings twice / James M. Cain.
Publisher Date: New York : Vintage Books, 1992.
Subject: Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction Married women -- Fiction Murderers -- Fiction Diners (Restaurants) -- Fiction. Adultery -- Fiction California -- Fiction
Isbn: 0679723250 (pbk.) 9780679723257 (pbk.) 0394238990 9780394238999
Current Holds: 1
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Cain
Oclc: 26995627
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Bib Id: 362621

Format: Book
Author: Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977
Summary: The sultry young wife of a diner owner conspires with an aimless drifter to murder her husband
Title: The postman always rings twice / James M. Cain.
Edition: 1st Vintage crime/Black Lizard ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Vintage Books, 1992.
Description: 116 p. ; 21 cm.
Series: Vintage crime/Black Lizard
Series: Vintage crime
Series: Vintage crime/Black Lizard
Series: Vintage crime
Subjects: Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction
Subjects: Married women -- Fiction
Subjects: Murderers -- Fiction
Subjects: Diners (Restaurants) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Adultery -- Fiction
Subjects: California -- Fiction
Notes: Originally published: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934.
LCCN: 91050927
ISBN: 0679723250 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9780679723257 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0394238990
ISBN: 9780394238999
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Cain