The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

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.

The 520th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 98th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  2. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  3. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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The Postman Always Rings Twice (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) Library Binding 10595958 $49.75 $49.85 2008
The Postman Always Rings Twice Hardcover 4472073 $4.47 1934
THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (PANTHER BOOKS. NO. 1004.) Paperback 11820196 $3.96 1960
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Postman Always Rings Twice: A Novel. Paperback 7920731 $7.90 $0.49 1979
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THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (Novel based on Motion Picture starring Lana Turner & John Garfield) - Unabridged New Edition Hardcover 10023675 $18.16
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The Postman Always Rings Twice Hardcover 3582496 $18.98 1996
Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and 40s: The Postman Always Rings Twice / They Shoot Horses, Don't They? / Thieves Like Us / The Big Clock / ... a Dead Man (Library of America) (Vol 1) Hardcover 294632 $18.70 $6.36 1997
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The Postman Always Rings Twice Hardcover 2028353 $575.77 $15.00 1934
The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, and Selected Stories (Everyman's Library Classics) Hardcover 109389 $21.65 $9.07 2003
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James M. Cain: Three Complete Novels: The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, and Mildred Pierce Hardcover 1350867 $37.50 $2.01 1994