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Sam 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.

Synopsis:

An introduction to the work of master detective writer Dashiell Hammett and his legendary characters--Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, and the Continental Op--features selections from The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest, "Tulip" from The Big Knockover, and "The Whosis Kid" from The Continental Op. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Table of Contents

The house in Turk Street — The girl with the silver eyes — Selection from Red harvest — Selection from The Dain curse — Flypaper from The big knockover — Selection from The Maltese falcon — Selection from The glass key — Nightshade from The adventures of Sam Spade — Selection from The thin man.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307429995
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Author:
Hammett, Dashiell
Author:
Dashiell Hammett
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050125
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
200

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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Product details 200 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307429995 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An introduction to the work of master detective writer Dashiell Hammett and his legendary characters--Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, and the Continental Op--features selections from The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest, "Tulip" from The Big Knockover, and "The Whosis Kid" from The Continental Op. Original. 15,000 first printing.
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