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Fast One

(1932)
A novel by

 
 
The edgiest pulp novel ever written. Fast One was originally a collection of stories featuring the gambler/gunman Kells. The tales ran in Black Mask magazine from 1931-1932. This work has been occasionally republished, most recently as a graphic novel by No Exit Press. Raymond Chandler considered this novel "the high point in the ultra hard-boiled manner."

Little is known about the life of writer George Carrol Sims, who used the pseudoynms Paul Cain for his pulp career, and Peter Ruric for his tasks as a screenwriter. Sims was that rarest of creatures--a succesful novelist and Hollywood scribe. He also dated the actress Gertrude Michael, and the character of Granquist in Fast One was based on her.

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Used availability for Paul Cain's Fast One

Hardback Editions

August 1987 : UK Hardback

Title: Fast One
Author(s): Paul Cain
ISBN: 0-948353-03-1 / 978-0-948353-03-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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October 1978 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fast One (Lost American Fiction)
Author(s): Paul Cain
ISBN: 0-8093-0872-X / 978-0-8093-0872-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fast One
Author(s): Paul Cain
ISBN: 1-62755-067-4 / 978-1-62755-067-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Curtain Press
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August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fast One
Author(s): Paul Cain
ISBN: 1-59654-678-6 / 978-1-59654-678-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Mask
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fast One
Author(s): Paul Cain
ISBN: 1-84243-121-8 / 978-1-84243-121-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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June 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fast One
Author(s): Paul Cain
ISBN: 1-59654-015-X / 978-1-59654-015-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: blackmask.com
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October 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fast One: Graphic Novel
Author(s): Geoff Grandfield, Paul Cain
ISBN: 0-948353-84-8 / 978-0-948353-84-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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September 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fast One
Author(s): Paul Cain
ISBN: 0-88739-078-1 / 978-0-88739-078-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Creative Arts Book Company
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March 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fast One
Author(s): Paul Cain
ISBN: 0-679-75184-X / 978-0-679-75184-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fast One
Author(s): Paul Cain
ISBN: 0-948353-55-4 / 978-0-948353-55-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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August 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fast One
Author(s): Paul Cain
ISBN: 0-948353-04-X / 978-0-948353-04-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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1978 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fast One
Author(s): Paul Cain
ISBN: 0-445-04526-4 / 978-0-445-04526-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett Popular Library
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

May 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fast One
Author(s): Paul Cain
Publisher: No Exit Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA