By (author) Dashiell Hammett
Vintage Hammett by Dashiell Hammett
Book DescriptionSam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, The Continental Op. In his novels and stories, Dashiell Hammett created some of the most memorable characters--detectives, dames, and assorted miscreants--in twentieth-century fiction. It is nearly impossible to imagine modern American literature without Hammett. Vintage Hammett""features""episodes from Red Harvest," "The Maltese Falcon," "The Dain Curse," "and The Thin Man"; "and stories featuring the Continental Op, including "The House in Turk Street," "The Girl with the Silver Eyes," and "Flypaper." It also includes the story "Nightshade" which has not been available in over fifty years. Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers, presented in attractive, affordable paperback editions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781400079629
(210mm x 133mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dashiell Hammett
Secret Agent X-9, Hardback (May 2015)
When Secret Agent X-9 premiered in January 1934, King Features could proudly boast that its new adventure strip was written by the world's most famous mystery writer - Dashiell Hammett, the man who virtually invented the hard-boiled detective in such novels as The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, and Red Harvest.
Hunter and Other Stories, Paperback / softback (October 2014)View all books by Dashiell Hammett
An anthology of eighteen short stories includes a number of previously unpublished pieces as well as early screen treatments for "On the Make" and "The Kiss-Off."
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Author Biography - Dashiell Hammett
Dashiell Hammett was born in St. Marys County, Maryland, in 1894. HE grew up in Philadelphia and Baltimore. He left school at the age of fourteen and held several kinds of jobs thereafter--messenger boy, newsboy, clerk, timekeeper, yardman, machine operator, and stevedore. He finally became an operative for Pinkerton's Detective Agency. World War I, in which he served as a sergeant, interrupted his sleuthing and injured his health. When he was finally discharged from the last of several hospitals, he resumed detective work. Subsequently he turned to writing, and in the late 1920s he became the unquestioned master of detective-story fiction in America. During World War II, Mr. Hammett again served as a sergeant in the army, this time for more than two years, most of which he spent in the Aleutians. He died in 1961.
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