Publish date: 2002
Publisher: Orion UK
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Mildred Pierce divorces her out of work, philandering husband and struggles to find a way to support herself and her two daughters. Too bad she attracts lazy scoundrels like a magnet and one of her daughters is a hellion...Mildred Pierce is the tale of the titular character's obsessive devotion to ...
Very good. James M. Cain is known for his noire works. I'm not sure this qualifies as one of those. Basically, it's the story of a young woman during the Depression. Her husband loses his real-estate business and takes up with a floozy. The young woman needs to support herself and daughters. Her onl...
I decided to read this after having watched the HBO mini series on DVD. I was aware that there had been a film version starring Joan Crawford in the 1940s, which I had a vague notion of having seen. However, I was most of the way through the mini before realizing that I'd conflated it with Stella, s...
Mildred Pierce is a true masterpiece. The title character has an iron will, which is completely neutralized by her overwhelming maternal instinct to unconditionally love and provide for her children. But because so many of the people she surrounds herslf with belittle her, she does not realize her...
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