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The novels of Dashiell Hammett

by Dashiell Hammett

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Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsPS3515.A4347 N6
The Physical Object
Pagination726 p. ;
Number of Pages726
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24381395M
OCLC/WorldCa560378983

  So said Dashiell Hammett in , writing to the publisher Blanche Knopf. (Thanks to Reading Group contributor JulieRivett for supplying the quote.) That “some day” came around pretty soon. - The inventor of Hardboiled. See more ideas about Dashiell hammett, Books and Pulp fiction pins.

Dashiell Hammett was a crime writer who elevated the genre to true literature, and The Thin Man was Hammett's last--and most successful--novel. Following the enormous success of "The Thin Man" movie in , Hammett was commissioned to write stories. Samuel Dashiell Hammett (/ˈsæmjʊəl dəˈʃiːl ˈhæmət/; – Janu ) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a .

About Dashiell Hammett: Complete Novels (LOA #). In a few years of extraordinary creative energy, Dashiell Hammett invented the modern American crime novel. In the words of Raymond Chandler, “Hammett gave murder back to the kind of people that commit it for reasons, not just to provide a corpse.   The novels of Dashiell Hammett by Hammett, Dashiell, Publication date Topics Spade, Sam (Fictitious character) Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. American Libraries. Uploaded by loader-DanaB on J SIMILAR ITEMS Pages:


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Dashiell Hammett () was an American author of hardboiled crime fiction. He is best known for creating the characters Sam Spade, Nick & Nora Charles and the Continental Op.

Before becoming an author, Hammett was a Pinkerton agent, which he drew upon as an author. Also wrote as Peter Collinson, Daghull Hammett, Samuel Dashiell, Mary Jane Hammett Samuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hardboiled detective novels and short stories.

Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain /5. Dashiell Hammett had a very eventful life.

Born in in Maryland, USA, he spent most of his childhood in Baltimore and Philadelphia. After dropping out of school at the age of 13, he eventually landed a job in the Pinkerton National Detective Agency where he worked for 7 years. Samuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hardboiled detective novels and short stories.

He created many well-known characters such as Sam Spade (“The Maltese Falcon”), Nick and Nora Charles (“The Thin Man”), and the Continental Op, a never named insurance investigator (“Red Harvest,” “The Dain Curse,” and numerous short.

Dashiell Hammett (), a master of the hard-bolied detective fiction, was the author of The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, and the Continental Op stories, among other celebrated works.

Steven Marcus, volume editor, is George Delacorte Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus, at Columbia University.A distinguished cultural historian and literary critic, he is the author of Cited by: 2.

An elegant figure with a real background as a private eye, Hammett pioneered hard-boiled fiction with his plain-spoken dialogue and classic characters such as Sam Spade, Nick Charles, and the Continental Op. Opening the door for a slew of imitators, Hammett left an indelible mark with a relatively short body of work.

The Maltese Falcon is the Hammett novel that jumps from the pages of its genre and into literature. It’s the book that introduces Sam.

One of the masters of crime fiction and a former operative for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Dashiell Hammett () first introduced his iconic private eye, Sam Spade, in in his famous novel The Maltese followed that novel with The Thin Man in which introduced the incomparable and charming sleuths Nick and Nora Charles.

He was also the. This is a nice compact hardback edition of Dashiell Hammett's five novels, which he wrote between and A veteran of Pinkerton detective agency in several cities, Hammett turned his intimate familiarity with crooks, low-lives, and the seedier side of life into hard-boiled, hard-hitting detective by: 2.

Dashiell Hammett (), a master of the hard-bolied detective fiction, was the author of The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, and the Continental Op stories, among other celebrated works. Steven Marcus, volume editor, is George Delacorte Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus, at Columbia University/5(K).

Home › American Literature › Analysis of Dashiell Hammett’s Novels. Analysis of Dashiell Hammett’s Novels By Nasrullah Mambrol on June 3, • (1). Unlike most of their predecessors in the genre, Dashiell Hammett’s detectives live and work, as did Hammett himself, in a world populated with actual criminals who violate the law for tangible personal gain.

Dashiell Hammett: Five Complete Novels: Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, and The Thin Man by Hammett, Dashiell and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The most of the first, and probably the greatest (Chandler is the only contender) in the genre he created— this one volume collection contains The Thin Nan, Red Harvest.

The Dain Curse, and his insuperable The Glass Key and The Maltese Falcon. Hammett, Haycraft said; gave the American detective story a nationality of its own. Through it he not only made history but.

Free download or read online The Glass Key pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Dashiell Hammett. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this mystery, fiction story are Ned Beaumont, Paul Madvig.4/5. Dashiell Hammett (), a master of the hard-bolied detective fiction, was the author of The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, and the Continental Op stories, among other celebrated works.

Steven Marcus, volume editor, is George Delacorte Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus, at Columbia University.A distinguished cultural historian and literary /5(10).

Dashiell Hammett THE NOVELS OF DASHIELL HAMMETT: Red Harvest, the Dain Curse, the Maltese Falcon, the Glass Key, the Thin Man Book Club Edition Hardcover New York Alfred A.

Knopf Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Edge wear and soiling. Toning to spine. Book Club Edition stated on front Rating: % positive. About the Author: Dashiell Samuel Hammett was born in St.

Mary’s County. He grew up in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Hammett left school at the age of fourteen and held several kinds of jobs thereafter—messenger boy, newsboy, clerk, operator, and stevedore, finally becoming an operative for Pinkerton’s Detective Range: $ - $ Dashiell Hammett may be better known today as a character himself than as a creator of fictional private detectives.

He keeps popping up in books and movies as a boozing private eye in his own right, or as the mentor and lover of playwright Lillian Hellman, or as a Communist sympathizer who defied the McCarthyists.

The Novels of Dashiell Hammett by Dashiell Hammett. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.

The dust jacket is missing. Dashiell Hammett was an American writer of hard-boiled crime fiction, including the novels The Maltese Falcon and The Thin :. In Dashiell Hammett, a former Pinkerton detective, and in this book, his first novel. Though less famous than The Maltese Falcon or The Thin Man, which both have the advantage of their pitch-perfect movie adaptations, this tale of omnidirectional treachery is the man at his deadly best.

(For the record, there is a movie of this book, too.Dashiell Hammett was one of the few writers the great Raymond Chandler said he admired, and this collection makes it clear why.

Hammett's plots are thick with the psychology of his characters, yet his writing is still spare and punchy, each sentence taut and well-considered/5(83).Samuel Dashiell Hammett (; – Janu ) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories.

He was also a screenwriter and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The.