Mildred Pierce ePub download
by James M. Cain
- ISBN: 0752882783
- ISBN13: 978-0752882789
- ePub: 1665 kb | FB2: 1374 kb
- Language: English
- Publisher: Orion (2008)
- Pages: 304
- Rating: 4.1/5
- Votes: 531
- Format: docx rtf mbr lrf
First published in 1941. She was studying a design, in a book of such designs, that showed a bird holding a scroll in its beak, and now attempted a reproduction of it, with a pencil, on a piece of tablet paper
First published in 1941. She was studying a design, in a book of such designs, that showed a bird holding a scroll in its beak, and now attempted a reproduction of it, with a pencil, on a piece of tablet paper. He watched for a few moments, glanced at the cake, said it looked swell. This was perhaps an understatement, for it was a gigantic affair, eighteen inches across the middle and four layers high, covered with a sheen like satin.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In Mildred Pierce, noir master James M. Cain creates a novel of acute social observation and devasting emotional violence. Cain seems to have delved into something profound, at the same time creating page-turning tension, but then erases everything with his conclusions. or the Kate Winslet remake for HBO.
My introduction to the fiction of James M. Cain is Mildred Pierce and against expectations of reading another hard-boiled tale of two-bit losers and deadly dames on the make from the author of Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice, I was knocked out by how plot-resistant and psychologically compelling this novel is.
Mildred Pierce (1941). Hard-Boiled Books: Four crime writers from Maryland. Love's Lovely Counterfeit (1942). Three of a Kind (1943) contained three novellas - Career in C Major; Double Indemnity (first published in Liberty magazine, 1936); The Embezzler (first published as Money and the Woman, in Liberty magazine, 1938). See Cain, James . "Tribute to a Hero," in The American Mercury, November 1933, at p. 280. ^ a b c Madden (2011), pp. xix–xx. Mallory, Mary; Hollywood Heritage (2011). University of Maryland Special Collections. Archived from the original on August 20, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness and determination. But Mildred also had two weaknesses: a yen for shiftless men and an unreasoning devotion to her monstrous daughter. 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.
Both of the former are pioneering works in the thriller canon, being some of the first being told from the perspective of the criminals and not their pursuers. Mildred Pierce’s connection to crime is incidental, if any. It’s a story of independence, of strength, and of triumph.