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James M. Cain

1892–1977
Novels, stories, plays
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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934)

Mildred Pierce (1941)

Greatest Novels

Mildred Pierce (1941)

Greatest Novellas

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934)

Double Indemnity (1943)

Greatest Stories

• "The Baby in the Icebox" (1932)

Crime and Mystery

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934)

Double Indemnity (1943)

James M. Cain

THE AUTHOR | THE WORKS | VIEWS AND QUOTES

First appearance of works in book form

1932

Our Government Sketches and a story

Story "The Taking of Montfaucon"

1934

The Postman Always Rings Twice Novella

1937

Serenade Novel

1941

Mildred Pierce Novel

1942

Love's Lovely Counterfeit Novel

1943

Three of a Kind Three novellas

incl. Double Indemnity (published as magazine serial in 1936), Career in C Major (published as Two Can Sing as magazine serial), The Embezzler (published as Money and the Woman as magazine serial in 1938)

1944

For Men Only: A Collection of Short Stories Edited by Cain, including one Cain story

"The Girl in the Storm"

1945

Career in C Major and Other Stories Novella and stories

Stories incl. "Coal Black"

1946

Past All Dishonor Novel

1947

The Butterfly Novel

1948

The Moth Novel

Sinful Woman Novel

1950

Jealous Woman Novel

1951

The Root of His Evil Novel, also called Shameless

1953

Galatea Novel

1962

Mignon Novel

1965

The Magician's Wife Novel

1975

Rainbow's End Novel

1976

The Institute Novel

1981

The Baby in the Icebox and Other Short Fiction Stories, sketches and novella

Stories incl. "Pastorale", "The Baby in the Icebox", "The Birthday Party", "Dead Man", "Brush Fire", "Joy Ride to Glory"

1984

Cloud Nine Novel

1985

The Enchanted Isle Novel

2012

The Cocktail Waitress Novel, edited Charles Ardai

THE AUTHOR | THE WORKS | VIEWS AND QUOTES