The Postman Always Rings Twice

James M. Cain’s first novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, was published in 1934 and it was an immediate success, bringing Cain considerable fame and acclaim. The novel brims with raw sexual energy and violence, which scandalised many readers and was even tried for obscenity in Boston.

The torrid story of Frank Chambers, the amoral drifter, Cora, the sullen and brooding wife, and Nick Papadakis, the amiable but inconvenient husband, has become a classic of its kind, and established Cain as a major novelist with a spare and vital prose style and a bleak vision of America.

Title: The Postman Always Rings Twice
Published: 1934
Genre: Novels