The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest by Dashiell HammettThe Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett

The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest

byDashiell Hammett

Hardcover | December 5, 2000

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The three classic novels published here in one volume are rich with the crisp prose, subtle characters, and intricate plots that made Dashiell Hammett one of the most admired writers of the twentieth century.

A one-time detective and a master of deft understatement, Hammett virtually invented the hard-boiled crime novel. In The Maltese Falcon, Sam Spade, a private eye with his own solitary code of ethics, tangles with a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. The Thin Man introduces Hammett's wittiest creations, Nick and Nora Charles, who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. And in Red Harvest, Hammett's anonymous tough-guy detective, the Continental Op, takes on the entire town of Poisonville in a deadly war against corruption.

"Dashiell Hammett is a master of the detective novel, yes, but also one hell of a writer."—Boston Globe

”Hammett was spare, hard-boiled, but he did over and over what only the best writers can ever do. He wrote scenes that seemed never to have been written before.”—Raymond Chandler

”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

”As a novelist of realistic intrigue, Hammett was unsurpassed in his own or any time.”—Ross Macdonald

”Dashiell Hammett’s dialogues can be compared only with the best in Hemingway.”—André Gide

”Hammett is one of the best contemporary American writers.”—Gertrude Stein
Dashiell Samuel Hammett was born in St. Mary’s County. He grew up in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Hammett left school at the age of fourteen and held several kinds of jobs thereafter—messenger boy, newsboy, clerk, operator, and stevedore, finally becoming an operative for Pinkerton’s Detective Agency. Sleuthing suited young Hammett, but...
Title:The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red HarvestFormat:HardcoverDimensions:696 pages, 8.26 × 5.39 × 1.45 inPublished:December 5, 2000Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375411259

ISBN - 13:9780375411250


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A joy to read I have to admit that I'm a big fan of Everyman's Library editions. There's something about hardcovers that just gets to me. As for Hammett, what a joy to read!
Date published: 2017-12-05

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Dashiell Hammett, one of the most admired writers of the 20th century, has crafted truly original plots and characters. This exceptional publication features three of his most celebrated works in one volume. From the noir adventures of Sam Spade to the martini lunches of Nick and Nora Charles to the tough guy charisma of the Continental Op, Hammett provides timeless entertainment with an effortless understanding of the dark side of humanity. The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest is an ideal gift for fans of dark drama, witty dialogue and memorable characters.