The Postman Always Rings Twice
James Cain, 1934
CAIN, James (1892-1977). The Postman Always Rings Twice. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934.

First edition of Cain's crime novel about drifter Frank Chambers, the beautiful Cora Papadakis, and their attempts to off Cora's older husband Nick. One of Modern Library's 100 Best Novels, and the basis for the 1946 film noir starring Lana Turner. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.

Octavo. (A little offsetting to endpapers.) Original cloth (spine a touch faded); pictorial dust jacket (spine panel lightly toned); custom box.
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