The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain PDF

By James M. Cain

ISBN-10: 0307772942

ISBN-13: 9780307772947

An amoral younger tramp.  A attractive, sullen lady with an inconvenient husband.  A challenge that has just one grisly solution--a resolution that basically creates different difficulties that not anyone can ever solve.

First released in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mix of violence and eroticism, The Postman constantly earrings Twice is a vintage of the roman noir. It tested James M. Cain as an important novelist with an unsparing imaginative and prescient of America's bleak underside, and used to be said via Albert Camus because the version for The Stranger.

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I followed along in the car. Halfway to Glendale, a state cop picked us up and rode on ahead. They went seventy miles an hour, and I couldn’t keep up. They were lifting him out when I got to the hospital, and the state cop was bossing the job. When he saw me he gave a start and stared at me. It was the same cop. They took him in, put him on a table, and wheeled him in an operating room. Cora and myself sat out in the hall. Pretty soon a nurse came and sat down with us. Then the cop came, and he had a sergeant with him.

They gave me a test. It was all right in the face. But they talk, now. The pictures, I mean. And when I began to talk, up there on the screen, they knew me for what I was, and so did I. A cheap Des Moines trollop, that had as much chance in pictures as a monkey has. Not as much. A monkey, anyway, can make you laugh. ” “Then two years of guys pinching your leg and leaving nickel tips and asking how about a little party tonight. ” “Then he came along. I took him, and so help me, I meant to stick by him.

They’re taking X-Rays in there now. They can always tell from X-Rays. ” The cops never said a word. They just sat there and looked at us. They wheeled him out, and his head was covered with bandages. They put him on an elevator, and Cora, and me, and the nurse, and the cops all got on, and they took him up and put him in a room. We all went in there. There weren’t enough chairs and while they were putting him to bed the nurse went and got some extra ones. We all sat down. Somebody said something, and the nurse made them keep quiet.

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