New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1941. First Edition. Cain's second novel, considered by many to be his finest work. Basis for the classic 1945 film noir, directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Joan Crawford and Ann Blyth as mean, mean daughter Vida. Definitively remade, with grace and intelligence, by director Todd Haynes for HBO in 2011, starring Kate Winslet, and carefully restoring the novel's third act.
Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Slight lean, with a few light splashes to the rear panel. Jacket is lightly chipped and edgeworn, with light soil.