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Cain, James M. (James Mallahan) 1892-1977

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The postman always rings twice by James M Cain( Book )

336 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 23 languages and held by 2,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sultry young wife of a diner owner conspires with an aimless drifter to murder her husband
Mildred Pierce by James M Cain( Book )

135 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness. She used those attributes to survive a divorce and poverty and to claw her way out of the lower middle class. But Mildred also had two weaknesses: a yen for shiftless men, and an unreasoning devotion to a monstrous daughter. Out of these elements, Cain creates a novel of acute social observation and devastating emotional violence, with a heroine whose ambitions and sufferings are never less than recognizable"--Page 4 of cover
Double indemnity by James M Cain( Book )

58 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. From the Trade Paperback edition
Cain x 3; three novels by James M Cain( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE: Cain's first novel - the subject of an obscenity trial in Boston and the inspiration for Camus's The Stranger - is the fever-pitched tale of a drifter who stumbles into a job, into an erotic obsession, and into a murder; MILDRED PIERCE: Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness and determination. She used those attributes to survive a divorce in 1940s America with two children and to claw her way out of poverty, becoming a successful businesswoman. But Mildred also had two weaknesses: a yen for shiftless men and an unreasoning devotion to her monstrous daughter. Out of these elements, Cain created a novel (later made into a film noir classic) of acute social observation and devastating emotional violence - and a heroine whose ambitions and sufferings are never less than recognizable; DOUBLE INDEMNITY: 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
The cocktail waitress by James M Cain( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following her husband's death in a suspicious car accident, beautiful young widow Joan Medford is forced to take a job serving drinks in a cocktail lounge to make ends meet and to have a chance of regaining custody of her young son. At the job she encounters two men who take an interest in her, a handsome young schemer who makes her blood race and a wealthy but unwell older man who rewards her for her attentions with a $50,000 tip and an unconventional offer of marriage. The final novel written by James M. Cain and never before published
Serenade by James M Cain( Book )

103 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hårdkogt amerikansk roman fra 30'erne om en sanger, der indvikles i intriger, hver gang han mister stemmen
The postman always rings twice ; Double indemnity ; Mildred Pierce ; and selected stories by James M Cain( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains three novels and five short stories by American author James M. Cain, including "The Postman Always Rings Twice" about a drifter who embarks on a course of destruction when he falls for the wife of Nick, the genial owner of a roadside cafe
Cloud nine by James M Cain( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One man sells his soul to save an innocent-who turns out not to be so innocent after allGraham meets Sonya outside of his real estate office. She is sixteen, beautiful, and showing just the right amount of leg. He's ruminating on those legs when she drops the bombshell-she's there because Graham's brother, Burl, raped her, leaving her frightened, pregnant, and very much alone. She was spending the night with a friend when two boys and a case of beer turned a quiet evening into a hellish orgy. All she wants is the 1,111 it will cost to spend the next few months in a convalescent home, then give
The postman always rings twice by James M Cain( Recording )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Performed by Stanley Tucci
The baby in the icebox and other short fiction by James M Cain( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories, both early and late, that show how Mystery Writers of America Grand Master James M. Cain made his name There is a hungry tiger loose in the house, and that is not good news for anyone. A jealous husband let the animal out of his cage hoping he would eat his wife alive, but tigers aren't used to taking orders. This jungle cat will get his meal, and he doesn't care where it comes from.?The Baby in the Icebox? begins with a murdered wildcat and ends with a dead human--and what comes in between is some of the most striking prose James M. Cain ever put to paper. It is one of the first stories this master of crime fiction ever wrote, and it shows all the hallmarks of the novels that would later make him famous--namely Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice. The tales in this collection are short, but Cain never needed more than a few pages to thrill
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

68 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insurance salesman and an unhappy wife conspire to murder her husband and collect his insurance policy
Three of a kind by James M Cain( Book )

42 editions published between 1804 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Séduit par la troublante Phyllis Dietrichson, l'agent d'assurance Walter Neff conspire avec elle le meurtre de son mari après lui avoir fait signer une police prévoyant une indemnité pharaonique en cas de mort accidentelle. Évidemment, la compagnie d'assurance va suspecter la fraude, mais Walter et Phyllis sont intelligents, déterminés et totalement sans scrupules. Le crime parfait existe-t-il ? Peut-on vraiment échapper à une vie rangée pour éprouver le grand frisson aux côtés d'une femme fatale ?
Mignon by James M Cain( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the New Orleans of 1864, a Union Army veteran is drawn into the contraband cotton trade by an irresistible young widow
Past all dishonor by James M Cain( Book )

35 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Confederate spy risks his life to win the heart of a fallen woman Early in the Civil War, the Confederacy sends Roger Duval to Sacramento, to keep an eye on the situation in California in hopes of turning the Western territory towards the Southern cause. It & rsquo;s a plush assignment, well out of the line of fire, but Duval hasn & rsquo;t been there long before he comes into mortal danger. On a swim in the Sacramento River, he gets knocked on the head by a paddleboat, and is drowning in the muck when Morina, a quick-witted woman of the night, tosses him a rope. Suffocated by instant, irresistible love, Roger follows Morina to her home turf: Virginia City, Nevada. For the miners, gamblers, and gunfighters who populate this hardscrabble town, her price is negotiable. But for a man in love, she charges a thousand dollars. Roger will sacrifice body, mind, and soul to get that money & mdash;but will his sacrifice be enough to make her love him?
Rainbow's end by James M Cain( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hijacker and his hostage escape to a very strange, very dangerous farm
The magician's wife by James M Cain( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kriminalroman
The postman always rings twice by Tay Garnett( Visual )

49 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drifter is offered a job at a roadside diner by the owner, an easy-going older man. When the drifter and the owner's voluptuous wife fall in love, they plot the murder of her husband
The enchanted isle by James M Cain( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl runs away to locate her real father and is involved in a deadly bank robbery and this is only the first startling turn in her roller-coaster ride of terror
The moth by James M Cain( Book )

36 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sweeping tale of love, loss, and the pursuit of beauty during the Great Depression From birth, Jack Dillon is a golden child. Blessed with blond locks, glittering eyes, and a perfect voice, he is the most popular child singer in Baltimore. But when puberty robs him of his voice and the stock market wipes out his family fortune, Jack is forced to rebuild. Over the next fifteen years, Jack will see it all. From Maryland to California and back again, he will become a football star, a soldier, and a tramp. Through it all, he never loses his eye for beauty, or his hunger for a woman he has known since childhood. To find happiness in the face of the Depression, Jack will have to remember that no matter how the world has changed him, part of his soul remains as pure as the first note he sang
The institute : a novel by James M Cain( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An academic looking for money finds a woman and trouble instead. Professor Lloyd Palmer loves a good biography. His fantasy is to start an institute to teach young scholars the biographical arts, and it will take old money to make his dreams come true. Around Washington, the oldest money is found not in the District, but in Delaware, a land of wealth so astonishing that even the Du Ponts are considered nouveau riche. But when the professor goes to Wilmington, he comes away not with old money, but young trouble. Her name is Hortense Garrett. She is his benefactor's wife
 
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The postman always rings twice
Alternative Names
Cain J. M.

Cain J. M. 1892-1977

Cain, J. Mallahan.

Cain , James

Cain James 1892-1977

Cain, James M.

Cain, James M. 1892-197

Cain, James M. 1892-1977

Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-197

Cain, James Mallaham 1892-1977

Cain James Mallahan

Cain, James Mallahan 1892-1977

James Cain

James M. Cain Amerikaans auteur

James M. Cain amerikansk manusforfattar

James M. Cain amerikansk manusförfattare

James M. Cain amerikansk manusforfatter

James M. Cain amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

James M. Cain scrittore, giornalista e sceneggiatore statunitense

James M. Cain US-amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller

Kʿein, Cheimsŭ M.

Kʿein, Cheimsŭ M. 1892-1977

Mallahan Cain, James 1892-1977

Джеймс Кейн

Кейн Д. М

Кейн, Д. М 1892-1977

Кейн, Джеймс

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ג'יימס קיין

קיין, ג'ימס מאלהאן

קין, ג'מס מלהן

קן, ג'מס מלהן 1892-1977

جميس كاين

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제임스 M. 케인

케인, 제임스 1892-1977

케인, 제임스 맬러헌 1892-1977

ケイン, J. M

ケイン, ジェイムズ・M

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ジェームズ・M・ケイン

詹姆斯·凱恩

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Mildred PierceDouble indemnitySerenadeThe postman always rings twice ; Double indemnity ; Mildred Pierce ; and selected storiesThe postman always rings twiceDouble IndemnityThe postman always rings twice