MILDRED PIERCE

Cain, James M.

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1941
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First Printing. Octavo (20cm); teal cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine; blue-gray topstain; dustjacket; 388pp. Hint of offsetting to pastedowns, else Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, price-clipped, with some pinpoint rubbing to spine ends and corners, and a hint of sunning to middle portion of spine. Cain's third novel, a story of "the great American institution that never gets mentioned on the Fourth of July, a grass widow with two small children to support" (Hoopes, p.305). Basis for the 1945 film noir directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Joan Crawford, as well as a more recent adaptation - a 2011 HBO mini-series starring Kate Winslett, Guy Pearce, and Evan Rachel Wood. An attractive copy of a key Cain novel, and one that is seldom-seen in this condition. Dark Page Vol.1, p.46; Baird 376. Bookseller Inventory # 1740

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Title: MILDRED PIERCE

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1941

Edition: First Edition.

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