The Postman Always Rings Twice
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The Postman Always Rings Twice

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'Nobody has ever quite pulled it off the way Cain does, not Hemingway, and not even Raymond Chandler' Tom WolfeThe 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
  • 142 x 194 x 12mm | 99.79g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 075286436X
  • 9780752864365
  • 37,012

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The novel's rattling exuberance makes it impossible to read without becoming physically buzzed * SPIRIT & DESTINY *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 1920s. He later worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood. Cain died in 1977.show more

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22,271 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
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3 27% (5,956)
2 6% (1,395)
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