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By Robert L. Gale

A pioneer in "hard-boiled fiction," James Mallahan Cain accomplished status together with his first novel, The Postman constantly earrings two times. His Double Indemnity and Mildred Pierce quickly undefined, as did profitable motion picture models of all 3 novels. along with his seventeen different novels and various brief tales, Cain continues to be probably the most influential writers of the 20th century. This reference advisor to Cain's oeuvre bargains a chronology detailing his existence as reporter, Hollywood scenarist, and best-selling writer. Entries for his fiction persist with, with plot synopses, identity of greater than 900 characters, and significant commentaries, many mentioning works for extra examining. An advent to Cain's fiction and a source for students and aficionados, this compendium offers the main thorough exploration thus far of this significant American author.

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Jealous Woman, 1950. The Root of His Evil, 1951. “Pay-off Girl,” August 1952. Galatea, 1953. “Cigarette Girl,” May 1953. “Two O’Clock Blonde,” August 1953. “Death on the Beach,” October 1958. “The Visitor,” September 1961. Mignon, 1962. The Magician’s Wife, 1965. Rainbow’s End, 1975. The Institute, 1976. “Joy Ride to Glory,” 1981. Cloud Nine, 1984. The Enchanted Isle, 1985. Calenso, Bugs (“Joy Ride to Glory”). He is a hardened convict serving multiple sentences in a California prison near Los Angeles.

Leonard, sick of any “idea of singing,” declines. He sees Cecil near the Met, leaves phone calls, gets no answers. In December, Leonard’s check for his hotel suite bounces. He discovers Doris has cleaned out their joint account. He has to borrow $300 from a friendly Newark shovel manufacturer to cover immediate expenses. He won’t grovel to Doris. He remembers Horn. He phones Bert Horn, who contracts with him to sing “Marcel [in La Bohème], Germont, and Rigoletto,” and quickly to learn parts in Cavalleria Rusticana [1890, by Pietro Mascagni (1863 –1945)] and Pagliacci as well.

He and Ben soon are at odds. Cantrell, Mrs. (Love’s Lovely Counterfeit). She is corrupt Joe Cantrell’s wife. She says she believes in mental telepathy. Captain (“Death on the Beach”). He is the Brazos Santiago station pilot who tells the narrator about Gil’s drowning, his mother Maria’s sorrow, Diego’s valiant effort to save the boy, and her marrying him. Career in C Major (as “Two Can Sing,” serial in American, beginning April 1938; revised as novel, Career in C Major, 1943). (Characters: Gwenny Blair, Doris Borland, Evelyn Borland, Leonard Borland, Randolph Borland, Louise Bronson, Cecil Carver, Christine, Craig, Ethel Gorman, Guizot, Mrs.

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