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Double Indemnity (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

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Tautly narrated and excruciatingly suspenseful, Double Indemnity gives us an X-ray view of guilt, of duplicity, and of the kind of obsessive, loveless love that devastates everything it touches. First published in 1935, this novel reaffirmed James M. Cain as a virtuoso of the roman noir.

Synopsis:

Tautly narrated and excruciatingly suspenseful, Double Indemnity gives us an X-ray view of guilt, of duplicity, and of the kind of obsessive, loveless love that devastates everything it touches. First published in 1935, this novel reaffirmed James M. Cain as a virtuoso of the roman noir.

About the Author

James Mallahan Cain (1892–1977) was a first-rate writer of American hard-boiled crime fiction. Born in Baltimore, the son of the president of Washington College, Cain began his career as a reporter, serving in the American Expeditionary Force in World War I and writing for The Cross of Lorraine, the newspaper of the 79th Division. He returned from the war to embark on a literay career that included a professorship at St. John’s College in Annapolis and a stint at The New Yorker as managing editor before he went to Hollywood as a script writer. Cain’s famous first novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, was published in 1934 when he was forty-two, and became an instant sensation. It was tried for obscenity in Boston and was said by Albert Camus to have inspired his own book, The Stranger. The infamous novel was staged in 1936, and filmed in 1946 and 1981. The story of a young hobo who has an affair with a married woman and plots with her to murder her husband and collect his insurance, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a benchmark of classic crime fiction and film noir. Two of Cain’s other novels, Mildred Pierce (1941) and Double Indemnity (1943), were also made into film noir classics. In 1974, James M. Cain was awarded the Grand Master Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Cain published eighteen books in all and was working on his autobiography at the time of his death.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679723226
Author:
Cain, James M.
Publisher:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Editor:
Stone, Jeff
Author:
Stone, Jeff
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Conspiracies
Subject:
Guilt
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Avarice
Subject:
Insurance crimes
Subject:
California Fiction.
Subject:
Insurance agents.
Subject:
Black humor
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;noir;crime;mystery;crime fiction;hardboiled;novel;20th century;american;thriller;murder;california;los angeles;suspense;pulp;classic;american literature;1930s;pulp fiction;literature;america
Subject:
fiction;noir;crime;mystery;crime fiction;hardboiled;novel;20th century;am
Subject:
erican;thriller;murder;california;los angeles;suspense;pulp;classic;american literature;1930s;pulp fiction;literature;america
Subject:
fiction;noir;crime;mystery;crime fiction;hardboiled;novel;thriller;american;murder;20th century;california;los angeles;suspense;pulp;classic;literature;american literature;1930s;pulp fiction;detective;america
Subject:
Fict
Subject:
ion;noir;crime;mystery;crime fiction;hardboiled;novel;thriller;american;murder;20th century;california;los angeles;suspense;pulp;classic;literature;american literature;1930s;pulp fiction;detective;america
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Vintage Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black lizard
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19890531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.37 in 0.25 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Tautly narrated and excruciatingly suspenseful, Double Indemnity gives us an X-ray view of guilt, of duplicity, and of the kind of obsessive, loveless love that devastates everything it touches. First published in 1935, this novel reaffirmed James M. Cain as a virtuoso of the roman noir.
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