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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 noone 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 romannoir. 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 TheStranger.

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Roman om en californisk kroejers kone og hendes elsker, som forf

Synopsis:

The sultry young wife of a diner owner conspires with an aimless drifter to murder her husband

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:
9780307772947
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Cain, James M.
Author:
James Mallahan Cain
Author:
Cain, James Mallahan
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Murder -- Fiction.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Murderers
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19890514
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
116

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