Mildred Pierce (Paperback)
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Mildred Pierce (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 21/02/2008
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'Cain was not just a great hard-boiled novelist but a great novelist, period ... To read MILDRED PIERCE now is to experience a double vision, in which we confront both how much and how little things have changed' LA TIMES

'Vivid, gritty, real...this is crime writing at its very best' MY WEEKLY

Mildred Pierce is the story of a determined and ambitious woman who, after her feckless husband abandons her, by hard work and sacrifice builds a successful business to ensure the future of her pampered and selfish daughter. But she isn't prepared for the intrigues and devastating betrayals of those closest to her. This is James M. Cain's most substantial novel and a classic of the Depression years.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780752882789
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 196 x 131 x 22 mm


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Vivid, gritty, real...this is crime writing at its very best * MY WEEKLY *
Cain has established a formidable reputation of furious pace, harsh and masterful realism, tough, raw speech right out of the mouths of the people * SATURDAY REVIEW *
It is no accident that that movies based on three (of Cain's novels) helped to define the genre known as film noir * NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF BOOKS *
After Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler Cain is the writer most often credited with defining the "hard-boiled", the tough-talking, fast-moving urban stories of violence, sex and money that characterised so much popular film and fiction in America during the 1930s and 40s * GUARDIAN *
Cain was not just a great hard-boiled novelist but a great novelist, period ... To read MILDRED PIERCE now is to experience a double vision, in which we confront both how much and how little things have changed. * LA TIMES *
Vivid, gritty, real...this is crime writing at its very best * MY WEEKLY *

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“a inspirational read”

if you missed the brillant drama on sky atlantic (or even if you did watch it) then read the book.
Mildred Pierce tells the story of a very determined woman who after her cheating husband leaves her she builds up her... More

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“Such a compelling read, I couldn't put it down”

I have to admit that I devoured Mildred Pierce, I just couldn’t put it down. It was not the first James M. Cain novel that I decided to read, nor will it be my last.
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