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The Maltese Falcon

The Thin Man ; Red Harvest
Hammett, Dashiell (Book - 2000 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Maltese Falcon


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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) The three classic novels published here in one volume are rich with the crisp prose, subtle characters, and intricate plots that made Dashiell Hammett one of the most admired writers of the twentieth century. A one-time detective and a master of deft understatement, Hammett virtually invented the hard-boiled crime novel. In The Maltese Falcon , Sam Spade, a private eye with his own solitary code of ethics, tangles with a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. The Thin Man introduces Hammett's wittiest creations, Nick and Nora Charles, who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. And in Red Harvest , Hammett's anonymous tough-guy detective, the Continental Op, takes on the entire town of Poisonville in a deadly war against corruption. "Dashiell Hammett is a master of the detective novel, yes, but also one hell of a writer."-- Boston Globe "Hammett was spare, hard-boiled, but he did over and over what only the best writers can ever do. He wrote scenes that seemed never to have been written before."--Raymond Chandler "Hammett's prose was clean and entirely unique. His characters were as sharply and economically defined as any in American fiction."-- The New York Times "As a novelist of realistic intrigue, Hammett was unsurpassed in his own or any time."--Ross Macdonald "Dashiell Hammett's dialogues can be compared only with the best in Hemingway."--André Gide "Hammett is one of the best contemporary American writers."--Gertrude Stein
Authors: Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961
Title: The Maltese falcon
The thin man ; Red harvest
Publisher: New York :, Knopf :, Distributed by Random House,, 2000
Characteristics: xliii, 644 p. ;,21 cm
Contents: Maltese falcon
The thin man
Red harvest
Additional Contributors: Hammett, Dashiell - Thin man - 1894-1961
ISBN: 0375411259
9780375411250
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY HAMMETT 2000
Statement of Responsibility: Dashiell Hammett ; with an introduction by Robert Polito
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxi)
Subject Headings: Charles, Nick (Fictitious character) Fiction Charles, Nora (Fictitious character) Fiction Continental Op (Fictitious character) Fiction Private investigators United States Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Charles, Nick (Fictitious character)
Charles, Nora (Fictitious character)
Continental Op (Fictitious character)
Private investigators
LCCN: 00065488
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