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The Postman Always Rings Twice , the first novel written by James M. Cain, was published in 1934 by Alfred A. Knopf. This book tells a dramatic story of murder and passion. Frank and Cora become lovers and conspire to murder Cora's husband, take over his diner, and live happily ever after. Things go wrong, and the novel is narrated by Frank from his prison cell on death row. The writing style epitomizes and in many ways pioneered hard-boiled crime drama, despite the author's distaste for the term. This book caused a sensation upon publication due to both the violence and sexual content.
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- Raptis Rare Books (US)
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- The Postman Always Rings Twice.
- Cain, James M
- Book condition
- Alfred A. Knopf
- Place of Publication
- New York
- Date published
- James M. Cain Signed First Edition, THe Postman Always Rings Twice First Edition, The Postman Always Rings Twice Signed First Edition
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