Mildred Pierce
    (1989)

    Fiction

    Book

    Call Numbers:
    MYSTERY/CAIN,J
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Details

PUBLISHED
New York : Vintage Books, 1989
EDITION
[Various editions]
DESCRIPTION
298 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN/ISSN
9780307946591 (pbk.), 0679723218, 9780679723219, 0679723218 :
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

Also published: New York : Vintage Books, [2011]. 298 p

"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, Cain creates a novel of acute social observation and devastating emotional violence, with a heroine whose ambitions and sufferings are never less than recognizable"--P. 4 of cover