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The Maltese Falcon (Vintage Crime)

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ISBN13: 9780679722649
ISBN10: 0679722645
Condition: Standard
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Thad, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Thad)
At first it was tough to read without hearing it in the satirized cadence associated with hard-boiled detective novels and therefore take seriously, but a couple of pages in you realize it’s dark poetry. Plotted around the kind of cynical, morally and motivationally ambiguous, damaged protagonist I could relate to. It’s Mid-Century modern Shakespeare.
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Kristen M, March 2, 2010 (view all comments by Kristen M)
This book is well-written but as in all period detective fiction, a little bit of it is lost to a modern reader due to the use of jargon and current affairs references. Still, this is worth reading if you have any interest in 90 year old detective fiction or in The Maltese Falcon film.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679722649
Author:
Hammett, Dashiell
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
San francisco
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Spade, Sam (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Vintage Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19890731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.04x5.24x.57 in. .51 lbs.

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