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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First Edition of the author’s first novel; a Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Very minor offsetting (browning) on the endpapers, closed tear in the back panel, else fine. The cloth is exceptionally bright; in a very good dust jacket with some browning and tiny chips. Few novels.....
Comprising typed letters signed by Cain and related paperwork, largely concerning contracts, copyrights and screen rights with discussion or mention of The Postman Always Rings Twice, Love’s Lovely Counterfeit, Jealous Woman, Sinful Woman, Rainbow’s End, The Institute, and others. A detailed description is available upon request.
In a letter dated November 17,1957, writing an academic, recalls his start in writing and the influence of H.L. Mencken and on the craft of writing. This three page double-spaced letter, nearly seven hundred words, is signed in ink, with two tiny ink corrections; creased in the center and with.....