9780307946591

Mildred Pierce (Movie Tie-in Edition)

  • ISBN 13:

    9780307946591

  • ISBN 10:

    0307946592

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 03/22/2011
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

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. Out of these elements, James M. Cain created a novel of acute social observation and devastating emotional violence, with a heroine whose ambitions and sufferings are never less than recognizable.

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