WorldCat Identities

Cain, James M. (James Mallahan) 1892-1977

Works: 456 works in 1,665 publications in 16 languages and 25,631 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Film noir  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Noir fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Author of screenplay, Other, Creator, Conceptor, Contributor, Scenarist, Author of dialog, Originator
Classifications: PS3505.A3113, 813.52
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Most widely held works about James M Cain
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Most widely held works by James M Cain
Mildred Pierce by James M Cain( Book )

135 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness. She used those attributes to survive a divorce and poverty and to claw her way out of the lower middle class. But Mildred also had two weaknesses: a yen for shiftless men, and an unreasoning devotion to a monstrous daughter. Out of these elements, Cain creates a novel of acute social observation and devastating emotional violence, with a heroine whose ambitions and sufferings are never less than recognizable"--Page 4 of cover
Cain x 3; three novels by James M Cain( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
The cocktail waitress by James M Cain( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following her husband's death in a suspicious car accident, beautiful young widow Joan Medford is forced to take a job serving drinks in a cocktail lounge to make ends meet and to have a chance of regaining custody of her young son. At the job she encounters two men who take an interest in her, a handsome young schemer who makes her blood race and a wealthy but unwell older man who rewards her for her attentions with a $50,000 tip and an unconventional offer of marriage. The final novel written by James M. Cain and never before published
Serenade by James M Cain( Book )

106 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hårdkogt amerikansk roman fra 30'erne om en sanger, der indvikles i intriger, hver gang han mister stemmen
The postman always rings twice ; Double indemnity ; Mildred Pierce ; and selected stories by James M Cain( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains three novels and five short stories by American author James M. Cain, including "The Postman Always Rings Twice" about a drifter who embarks on a course of destruction when he falls for the wife of Nick, the genial owner of a roadside cafe
Cloud nine by James M Cain( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One man sells his soul to save an innocent-who turns out not to be so innocent after allGraham meets Sonya outside of his real estate office. She is sixteen, beautiful, and showing just the right amount of leg. He's ruminating on those legs when she drops the bombshell-she's there because Graham's brother, Burl, raped her, leaving her frightened, pregnant, and very much alone. She was spending the night with a friend when two boys and a case of beer turned a quiet evening into a hellish orgy. All she wants is the 1,111 it will cost to spend the next few months in a convalescent home, then give
The postman always rings twice by James M Cain( Recording )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drifter and the bored young wife of a middle-aged cafe owner become lovers and murder her husband. They escape justice, but eventually are caught in their own web
The baby in the icebox and other short fiction by James M Cain( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories, both early and late, that show how James M. Cain made his name There is a hungry tiger loose in the house, and that is not good news for anyone. A jealous husband let the animal out of his cage hoping he would eat his wife alive, but tigers aren & rsquo;t used to taking orders. This jungle cat will get his meal, and he doesn & rsquo;t care where it comes from. & ldquo;The Baby in the Icebox & rdquo; begins with a murdered wildcat and ends with a dead human & mdash;and what comes in between is some of the most striking prose James M. Cain ever put to paper. It is one of the first stories this master of crime fiction ever wrote, and it shows all the hallmarks of the novels that would later make him famous & mdash;namely Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice. The tales in this collection are short, but Cain never needed more than a few pages to thrill
Three of a kind by James M Cain( Book )

38 editions published between 1804 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mignon by James M Cain( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the New Orleans of 1864, a Union Army veteran is drawn into the contraband cotton trade by an irresistible young widow
Past all dishonor by James M Cain( Book )

34 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Confederate spy risks his life to win the heart of a fallen woman Early in the Civil War, the Confederacy sends Roger Duval to Sacramento, to keep an eye on the situation in California in hopes of turning the Western territory towards the Southern cause. It & rsquo;s a plush assignment, well out of the line of fire, but Duval hasn & rsquo;t been there long before he comes into mortal danger. On a swim in the Sacramento River, he gets knocked on the head by a paddleboat, and is drowning in the muck when Morina, a quick-witted woman of the night, tosses him a rope. Suffocated by instant, irresistible love, Roger follows Morina to her home turf: Virginia City, Nevada. For the miners, gamblers, and gunfighters who populate this hardscrabble town, her price is negotiable. But for a man in love, she charges a thousand dollars. Roger will sacrifice body, mind, and soul to get that money & mdash;but will his sacrifice be enough to make her love him?
Rainbow's end by James M Cain( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hijacker and his hostage escape to a very strange, very dangerous farm Since his father died, every Saturday night has been the same for Dave and his mother. She starts by talking & mdash;aimless, weird fantasies about get-rich-quick schemes that never come to anything & mdash;but finally she goes silent, and that & rsquo;s when Dave becomes afraid. Mom has a way of getting very close that is repellent and appealing all at once, and he & rsquo;s terrified of where it might lead. One Saturday, a noise outside breaks the silence. A hijacker has escaped his stolen plane with a parachute, a hundred thousand dollars in cash, and one very frightened stewardess. The thief thinks he & rsquo;s gotten away with it, but he doesn & rsquo;t know what Dave & rsquo;s mother will do for an easy payday & mdash;and a chance to make her son a happy man
The butterfly by James M Cain( Book )

37 editions published between 1946 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magician's wife by James M Cain( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enchanted isle by James M Cain( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl runs away to locate her real father and is involved in a deadly bank robbery and this is only the first startling turn in her roller-coaster ride of terror
The moth by James M Cain( Book )

35 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sweeping tale of love, loss, and the pursuit of beauty during the Great Depression. From birth, Jack Dillon is a golden child. Blessed with blond locks, glittering eyes, and a perfect voice, he is the most popular child singer in Baltimore. But when puberty robs him of his voice and the stock market wipes out his family fortune, Jack is forced to rebuild. Over the next fifteen years, Jack will see it all. From Maryland to California and back again, he will become a football star, a soldier, and a tramp. Through it all, he never loses his eye for beauty, or his hunger
The institute : a novel by James M Cain( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and German and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An academic looking for money finds a woman and trouble instead. Professor Lloyd Palmer loves a good biography. His fantasy is to start an institute to teach young scholars the biographical arts, and it will take old money to make his dreams come true. Around Washington, the oldest money is found not in the District, but in Delaware, a land of wealth so astonishing that even the Du Ponts are considered nouveau riche. But when the professor goes to Wilmington, he comes away not with old money, but young trouble. Her name is Hortense Garrett. She is his benefactor's wife
Career in C major and other fiction by James M Cain( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a famous tough-guy writer, a collection of shockingly funny stories Ever since she got married, Doris has regretted giving up her singing career. After years of domestic drudgery, she decides to take one last crack at becoming an opera singer, even if it means sacrificing everything for the sake of her dream. Her contractor husband is fully supportive, having no idea that the family & rsquo;s true musical genius isn & rsquo;t Doris & mdash;it & rsquo;s him. In this and other stories in Career in C Major, James M. Cain shows off a light comedic touch that will surprise readers who are familiar only with his crime novels The Postman Always Rings Twice and Double Indemnity. But Cain had been publishing funny stories, articles, and satire since his early days as a reporter for H.L. Mencken & rsquo;s Baltimore Sun, and was just as comfortable writing about singers as he was about killers. This collection of Cain & rsquo;s lighter work shows that if an author is tough it doesn & rsquo;t mean he can & rsquo;t crack a smile
Galatea by James M Cain( Book )

25 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of jail and back at work, a boxing trainer finds a woman worth fighting for It took some doing, but Duke Webster is out of prison. Val Valenty arranged the parole, and now the onetime boxing coach is his puppet, breaking his back on Valenty & rsquo;s farm in exchange for a pittance. But Valenty is about to find out that boxing men never take orders without a scrap. The trouble starts when Webster meets Valenty & rsquo;s wife. A barrel-shaped woman whose extreme weight makes her old before her time, Holly stays fat on Valenty & rsquo;s cooking & mdash;meat, potatoes, and endless gravy. Webster puts her on a diet, slimming her down the way he would an over-the-hill pro in search of a comeback. But as her waistline shrinks and her beauty emerges, Valenty gets jealous & mdash;putting them on course for a bloody confrontation where only the hungry will survive
Sinful woman by James M Cain( Book )

20 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and German and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A starlet comes to Reno to start a new life -- and end her old one forever. Sylvia Shoreham's Hollywood dreams came true long ago. Critically beloved for her beauty, talent, and style, she was on her way to international stardom when a bad contract committed her to seven years of trashy comedies and half-baked melodramas. Her marriage to her producer husband has become a rotten, loveless sham, so Sylvia's silver screen life verges on a nightmare. To escape her celluloid hell, she's got only one option: Forget Hollywood. It's time for a Reno vacation. She comes to Nevad
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The postman always rings twice ; Double indemnity ; Mildred Pierce ; and selected stories
Alternative Names
Cain J. M. 1892-1977

Cain, J. Mallahan.

Cain , James

Cain James 1892-1977

Cain, James M.

Cain, James M. 1892-197

Cain, James M. 1892-1977

Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-197

Cain, James Mallaham 1892-1977

Cain , James Mallahan

Cain, James Mallahan 1892-1977

James Cain

James M. Cain Amerikaans auteur

James M. Cain amerikansk manusforfattar

James M. Cain amerikansk manusförfattare

James M. Cain amerikansk manusforfatter

James M. Cain amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

James M. Cain scrittore, giornalista e sceneggiatore statunitense

James M. Cain US-amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller

Kʿein, Cheimsŭ M.

Kʿein, Cheimsŭ M. 1892-1977

Mallahan Cain, James 1892-1977

Джеймс Кейн

Кейн Д. М. 1892-1977

Кейн, Джеймс

Ջեյմս Քեյն

ג'יימס קיין

קיין, ג'ימס מאלהאן

קין, ג'מס מלהן

קן, ג'מס מלהן 1892-1977

جميس كاين

جیمز ام کین فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

제임스 M. 케인

케인, 제임스 1892-1977

케인, 제임스 맬러헌 1892-1977

ケイン, J. M

ケイン, ジェイムズ・M

ケイン, ジェームス



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