The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice

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First published in 1934, The Postman Always Rings Twice caused a scandal with its explosive mix of violence and sex, and immediately became a bestseller. The torrid story of Frank Chambers, the amoral drifter, Cora, the sullen and brooding wife, and Nick Papadakis, the amiable but inconvenient husband, has become a classic of its kind, and established Cain as a major novelist with a spare and vital prose style and a bleak vision of America.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 129.5 x 190.5 x 15.2mm | 113.4g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752861743
  • 9780752861746
  • 627,196

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"[James M. Cain is] a poet of the tabloid murder." -Edmund Wilson"Nobody has quite pulled it off the way Cain does, not Hemingway, and not even Raymond Chandler." -Tom Wolfe"Mr. Cain is a real writer who can construct and tell an exciting story with dazzling swiftness . . . [his] work has a fast rhythm that is art." -"Saturday Review of Literature ""Cain can get down to the primary impulses of greed and sex in fewer words than any writer we know of." -"New York Times"show more

About James M. Cain

James M. Cain was born in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1892. Having served in the US Army in World War 1, he became a journalist in Baltimore and New York in the 1920's. He later worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood. Cain died in 1977show more

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23,532 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (9,351)
3 27% (6,311)
2 6% (1,476)
1 2% (425)
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