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

Overview
Works: 347 works in 1,732 publications in 24 languages and 28,350 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History  Noir fiction  Biography  Romance films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Author of screenplay, Creator, Other, Contributor, Conceptor, Scenarist, Originator, Author of dialog
Classifications: PS3505.A3113, 813.52
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The postman always rings twice ; Double indemnity ; Mildred Pierce ; and selected stories by James M Cain( Book )
264 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 22 languages and held by 2,873 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 )
136 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 1,679 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 Richard Schickel( Book )
51 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,225 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 1936, this novel reaffirmed James M. Cain as a virtuoso of the roman noir
Cain x 3; three novels by James M Cain( Book )
10 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 909 libraries worldwide
For contents, see Author Catalog
The cocktail waitress by James M Cain( Book )
17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 869 libraries worldwide
Following her husband's death in a suspicious car accident, beautiful young widow Joan Medford's 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
Serenade by James M Cain( Book )
116 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 727 libraries worldwide
Hårdkogt amerikansk roman fra 30'erne om en sanger, der indvikles i intriger, hver gang han mister stemmen
Cloud nine by James M Cain( Book )
16 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 702 libraries worldwide
One man sells his soul to save an innocent -- who turns out not to be so innocent after all. Graham 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
The postman always rings twice by James M Cain( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 538 libraries worldwide
A drifter and the bored young wife of a middle-aged cafe owner become lovers and murder her husband. They escape justice, but eventually are caught in their own web
The baby in the icebox and other short fiction by James M Cain( Book )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories, both early and late, that show how 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 & rsquo;t used to taking orders. This jungle cat will get his meal, and he doesn & rsquo;t care where it comes from. & ldquo;The Baby in the Icebox & rdquo; begins with a murdered wildcat and ends with a dead human & mdash;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 & mdash;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
Three of a kind by James M Cain( Book )
39 editions published between 1804 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Mignon by James M Cain( Book )
16 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 455 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 )
39 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 422 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's a plush assignment, well out of the line of fire, but Duval hasn'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 inst
The butterfly by James M Cain( Book )
37 editions published between 1946 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 400 libraries worldwide
The enchanted isle by James M Cain( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 338 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 )
37 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 335 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 )
17 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 333 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
Career in C major and other fiction by James M Cain( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
From a famous tough-guy writer, a collection of shockingly funny stories Ever since she got married, Doris has regretted giving up her singing career. After years of domestic drudgery, she decides to take one last crack at becoming an opera singer, even if it means sacrificing everything for the sake of her dream. Her contractor husband is fully supportive, having no idea that the family & rsquo;s true musical genius isn & rsquo;t Doris & mdash;it & rsquo;s him. In this and other stories in Career in C Major, James M. Cain shows off a light comedic touch that will surprise readers who are familiar only with his crime novels The Postman Always Rings Twice and Double Indemnity. But Cain had been publishing funny stories, articles, and satire since his early days as a reporter for H.L. Mencken & rsquo;s Baltimore Sun, and was just as comfortable writing about singers as he was about killers. This collection of Cain & rsquo;s lighter work shows that if an author is tough it doesn & rsquo;t mean he can & rsquo;t crack a smile
Galatea by James M Cain( Book )
24 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Out of jail and back at work, a boxing trainer finds a woman worth fighting for. It took some doing, but Duke Webster is out of prison. Val Valenty arranged the parole, and now the onetime boxing coach is his puppet, breaking his back on Valenty's farm in exchange for a pittance. But Valenty is about to find out that boxing men never take orders without a scrap. The trouble starts when Webster meets Valenty's wife. A barrel-shaped woman whose extreme weight makes her old before her time, Holly stays fat on Valenty's cooking -- meat, potatoes, and endless gravy. Webster
Sinful woman by James M Cain( Book )
22 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 225 libraries worldwide
A starlet comes to Reno to start a new life -- and end her old one forever. Sylvia Shoreham's Hollywood dreams came true long ago. Critically beloved for her beauty, talent, and style, she was on her way to international stardom when a bad contract committed her to seven years of trashy comedies and half-baked melodramas. Her marriage to her producer husband has become a rotten, loveless sham, so Sylvia's silver screen life verges on a nightmare. To escape her celluloid hell, she's got only one option: Forget Hollywood. It's time for a Reno vacation. She comes to Nevad
James M. Cain : biographie by François Guérif( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cain J. M. 1892-1977
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. 1892-1977
Кейн, Джеймс
Ջեյմս Քեյն
ג'יימס קיין
קיין, ג'ימס מאלהאן
קין, ג'מס מלהן
קן, ג'מס מלהן 1892-1977
جميس كاين
جیمز ام کین فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی
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
ケイン, ジェームス
ジェームズ・M・ケイン
詹姆斯·凱恩
Languages
English (545)
French (94)
Spanish (62)
German (53)
Italian (45)
Danish (26)
Japanese (11)
Swedish (11)
Catalan (10)
Dutch (9)
Chinese (7)
Norwegian (7)
Polish (6)
Russian (6)
Portuguese (4)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (3)
Korean (3)
Hungarian (3)
Basque (3)
Slovenian (3)
Hebrew (2)
Afrikaans (2)
Czech (1)
Finnish (1)
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