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The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, and Selected Stories by Dashiell Hammett

The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, and Selected Stories

The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, and Selected Stories by Dashiell Hammett
Hardcover
Sep 04, 2007 | 664 Pages
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    Sep 04, 2007 | 664 Pages

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“Dashiell Hammett is an original. He is a master of the detective novel, yes, but also one hell of a writer.”
—BOSTON GLOBE

“Hammett could no more vulgarize his imaginative methods than he could his spare and elegant style . . . Hammett’s art . . . transform[ed] the possibilities for art among his successors.”
—NEW YORK TIMES

“These [Continental Op] tales show Hammett writing with the precision of a diamond cutter.”
—NEWSWEEK

“Not just the first of the tough school of crime-writing but the best.”
—THE TIMES (London)

“Hammett had to fit social realism into a suffocatingly contrived form. He did it with language—densely spare exposition and multilayered dialogue. He gave us a spellbinding male discourse—The Maneuver as moral crusade, the job holder’s aria and torch song.”
—from the Introduction by James Ellroy

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