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The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice

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The Postman Always Rings Twice

by James M. Cain

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  • Hardcover
Near Fine
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1st US reprint (circa 1946). MGM Film Photoplay Edition. Black boards with red lettering. Very well preserved, wrapped in glassine protective covering. Without Dust Jacket.

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Well preserved, collector worthy


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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The Postman Always Rings Twice
James M. Cain
Very Good
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
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1st US Reprint
Grosset & Dunlap Publishers
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
james m cain, postman, first reprint
Bookseller catalogs
Classic Literature;

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Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...

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