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Jan 25, 2005
| ISBN 9781400079629
Dec 18, 2007
| ISBN 9780307429995
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Jan 25, 2005 | ISBN 9781400079629
Dec 18, 2007 | ISBN 9780307429995
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.
Samuel Dashiell Hammett was born in 1894 in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, and his family moved to Baltimore when he was five. He dropped out of high school after his freshman year and held a series of odd jobs—messenger boy,… More about Dashiell Hammett
“Hammett’s prose was clean and entirely unique. His characters were as sharply and economically defined as any in American fiction." –The New York Times
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