Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce. James M. Cain.
Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce
"A novel of acute social observation and devastating emotional violence"
Mildred Pierce

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1941. First edition. First printing. Original green cloth, titles to spine in gilt, publisher’s device in blind to front cover, top edge blue, fore edge untrimmed. Negligible rubbing to board edges, cloth notably bright, hint of offsetting to pastedowns, contents clean, top edge a little faded, a fine copy in the like, price-clipped, jacket, slight rubbing and tiny nicks to spine and flap fold ends. With price-clipped dust jacket. Housed in a custom blue cloth solander box,

"In Mildred Pierce, noir master James M. Cain creates a novel of acute social observation and devastating emotional violence, with a heroine whose ambitions and sufferings are never less than recognizable" (Penguin). Addressing spousal neglect and abuse, the pressures of middle-class success, social ambition and mobility, and the limitations imposed on women in marriage, it stands as more than a classic LA novel. Mildred Pierce was adapted into a film in 1945, winning Joan Crawford an Oscar for best actress in the title role, with Eve Arden and Ann Blyth both nominated for Best Supporting Actress; it was more recently transformed by HBO into a miniseries starring Kate Winslet and Guy Pierce.
Fine in Fine dust jacket. (Item #4579)

Price: $2,250

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