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May 14, 1989
| ISBN 9780679723257
Nov 03, 2010
| ISBN 9780307772947
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May 14, 1989 | ISBN 9780679723257
Nov 03, 2010 | ISBN 9780307772947
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.
James M. Cain was a first-rate writer of American hard-boiled crime fiction. Born in Baltimore in 1892, Cain began his career as a reporter, serving in the American Expeditionary Force in World War I and writing for the newspaper of… More about James M. Cain
"A good, swift, violent story." –Dashiell Hammett"A poet of the tabloid murder." –Edmund Wilson
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