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James M. Cain

In Mildred Pierce, noir master James M. Cain creates a novel of acute social observation and devasting emotional violence, with a heroine whose ambitions and sufferings are never less than recognizable. Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness. She used those attributes to survive a divorce and poverty and to claw her way out of the lower middle class. But Mildred also had two weaknesses: a yen for shiftless men, and an unreasoning devotion to a monstrous daughter.

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Ranald MacDougall,Albert J. LaValley,Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research

Joan Crawford forged a new and successful screen image in this powerful women's noir film; winning her an Academy Award for best actress. Albert J. LaValley's through and insightful guide to Mildred Pierce at once tells us much about the making of this complex film, the problems and process of transferring the story to the screen, the specific and important roles of the producer, director, and set designer, and how the film relates to broad trends within the industry. It is without a doubt the most thorough treatment of this important American motion picture.

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James M. Cain

'Nobody has ever quite pulled it off the way Cain does, not Hemingway, and not even Raymond Chandler' Tom Wolfe Mildred Pierce is the story of a determined and ambitious woman who, after her feckless husband abandons her, by hard work and sacrifice builds a successful business to ensure the future of her pampered and selfish daughter. But she isn't prepared for the intrigues and devastating betrayals of those closest to her. This is James M. Cain's most substantial novel and a classic of the Depression years.

download ebook mildred pierce pdf epub

James M. Cain

In Mildred Pierce, noir master James M. Cain creates a novel of acute social observation and devasting emotional violence, with a heroine whose ambitions and sufferings are never less than recognizable. Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness. She used those attributes to survive a divorce and poverty and to claw her way out of the lower middle class. But Mildred also had two weaknesses: a yen for shiftless men, and an unreasoning devotion to a monstrous daughter.

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JAMES M. CAIN,CELSO NOGUEIRA

A Grande Depressão norte-americana propiciou o desenvolvimento de um tipo específico de romance realista, caracterizado por personagens amorais, passionais ou perturbados em consequência de dificuldades pessoais e familiares, o que muitas vezes os leva ao crime. Ainda que não seja um romance policial, 'A história de Mildred Pierce' tem todos os ingredientes desse gênero. O autor apresenta um painel da sociedade norte-americana nos anos 1930, momento em que os valores morais conservadores dão lugar à primazia das ambições. Mildred Pierce é uma bela mulher, tem habilidade culinária excepcional e uma força interior inabalável. Usa esses atributos para sobreviver ao divórcio e à pobreza, galgando os degraus até a classe média. Mas também tem suas fraquezas - queda por homens incompetentes e uma devoção irracional pela filha inescrupulosa. Com esses elementos, James M. Cain criou uma novela de observação social e violência emocional devastadora, sempre no estilo conciso e direto que o consagrou.