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Hammett's Moral Vision: The Most Influential In-Depth Analysis of Dashiell Hammett's Novels Red Harvest, the Dain Curse, the Maltese Falcon, tby George J. "rhino" Thompson
Synopses & Reviews
Previously only available serialized over seven issues of The Armchair Detective magazine, this examination is the single most influential book-length analysis of Dashiell Hammetts novels. Spanning all sections of his career, the book discusses five novels: The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, The Maltese Falcon, Red Harvest, and The Thin Man. Detailed analysis shows how the author and his work changed over time. Each novel is discussed in its own chapter with comparative criticism, and there is a list of resources for further reading and research. Additionally, this compiled text includes a new chapter in which the author discusses the impact Hammett has had on his own life.
About the Author
George J. Rhino” Thompson is the author of Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion and Verbal Judo: Redirecting Behavior with Words. He has also been featured on the network news programs of ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC,as well as in the Los Angeles Times and New York Post. He lives in New York City. William F. Nolan is the author of Logan's Run and Hammett: A Life at the Edge.
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