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The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon Book
Author : Dashiell Hammett
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
Release : 2015-09-08
ISBN : 1551998483
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the most influential mystery novels ever written, and the only one to star the legendary and iconic Sam Spade. When Spade’s partner is killed on what appears to be a routine case, Spade is drawn into the search for a mysterious, valuable object known as the Maltese Falcon, and must contend with the eclectic criminals looking for it, any of which would happily kill Spade (or each other), or use him for their own ends. It has been adapted for film three times, most famously starring Humphrey Bogart. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon Book
Author : William Luhr
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780813522371
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discovering the Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade

Discovering the Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade Book
Author : Richard Layman
Publisher : Vince Emery Prod
Release : 2005
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Dashiell Hammett's novel The Maltese Falcon is often named as one of the best twentieth-century novels. John Huston's film adaptation is one of the earliest examples of film noir. It made Humphrey Bogart a star, and was selected by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 greatest movies of all time. Now, Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade uncovers from institutional and private archives a wealth of treasures about Hammett's masterpiece, his detective Sam Spade, the three film versions of the novel, stage adaptations, Sam Spade short stories, radio presentations, and even comics. Many of the discoveries here are previously unpublished. The book provides hundreds of rare documents and original source materials, including production notes for the three movie versions. Contributors include Dashiell Hammett himself, plus Jo Hammett, Richard Layman, Mary Astor, Joseph Shaw, Dorothy Parker, John Huston, Hal Wallis, Darryl F. Zanuck, Joe Gores, William F. Nolan, and more than fifty additional writers. It is illustrated with more than 200 photos, illustrations, and facsimiles. The book is a joy for fans of Hammett, Sam Spade, detective fiction, film noir, and the history of literature and cinema."--Publisher's website.

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon Book
Author : Dashiell Hammett
Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Release : 2010-12-29
ISBN : 0307767515
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A coolly glittering gem of detective fiction that has haunted three generations of readers, from one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. These are the ingredients of Dashiell Hammett's iconic, influential, and beloved The Maltese Falcon.

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon Book
Author : Dashiell Hammett
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2014-08-14
ISBN : 1471917681
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the greatest crime novels of the 20th century. 'His name remains one of the most important and recognisable in the crime fiction genre. Hammett set the standard for much of the work that would follow' Independent Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister, who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby. But Miss Wonderley is in fact the beautiful and treacherous Brigid O'Shaughnessy, and when Spade's partner Miles Archer is shot while on Thursby's trail, Spade finds himself both hunter and hunted: can he track down the jewel-encrusted bird, a treasure worth killing for, before the Fat Man finds him?

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon Book
Author : Marie Cahill
Publisher : Gallery Books
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9780831745721
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Spade Archer

Spade   Archer Book
Author : Joe Gores
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2009-02-10
ISBN : 9780307271488
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A wonderfully dark, pitch-perfect noir prequel to The Maltese Falcon, featuring Dashiell Hammett’s beloved detective, Sam Spade. It’s 1921—seven years before Sam Spade will solve the famous case of the Maltese Falcon. He’s just set up his own agency in San Francisco and he gets off to a quick start, working cases (he doesn’t do domestic) and hiring a bright young secretary named Effie Perrine. When he’s hired by a prominent San Francisco banker to find his missing son, Spade gets the break he’s been looking for. He spends the next few years dealing with booze runners, waterfront thugs, banking swindlers, gold smugglers, and bumbling cops. He brings in Miles Archer as a partner to help bolster the agency, though it was Archer who stole his girl while he was fighting in World War I. All along, Spade will tangle with an enigmatic villain who holds a long-standing grudge against Spade. And, of course, he’ll fall in love—though it won’t turn out for the best. It never does with dames. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Study Guide to The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Study Guide to The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett Book
Author : Intelligent Education
Publisher : Influence Publishers
Release : 2020-06-28
ISBN : 1645420779
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, who is considered one of the best detective-story writers in America. As an author of action-detective novels, Hammett wrote legendary characters which were eventually turned into movie, radio, and TV drama figures. Moreover, his work explored complex themes such as logic prevailing over crime and the place of order in human life. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Hammett’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

The Maltese Falcon to Body of Lies

The Maltese Falcon to Body of Lies Book
Author : Robert von Hallberg
Publisher : UNM Press
Release : 2015-11-15
ISBN : 082635162X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Film noir is by definition dark, but not, this book argues, desperate. Examining twenty-eight great noir films from the earliest examples of the genre, including The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, and Out of the Past, to such twenty-first-century spy films as The Good Shepherd, Syriana, and The Bourne Ultimatum, this study explores the representations of trust and commitment that noir and spy films propose. Through thorough examination, von Hallberg provides insights into the cultural history of film and our cinematic experience with the concept of trust.

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon Book
Author : Hammett Hammett Dashiell
Publisher :
Release : 2020-01-18
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister, who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby. But Miss Wonderley is in fact the beautiful and treacherous Brigid O'Shaughnessy, and when Spade's partner Miles Archer is shot while on Thursby's trail, Spade finds himself both hunter and hunted: can he track down the jewel-encrusted bird, a treasure worth killing for, before the Fat Man finds him?

The Maltese Falcon Dashiell Hammett illustrated Literary Thoughts Edition

The Maltese Falcon  Dashiell Hammett    illustrated    Literary Thoughts Edition  Book
Author : Dashiell Hammett
Publisher : epubli
Release : 2016-12-27
ISBN : 374187955X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Literary Thoughts edition presents The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett ------ "The Maltese Falcon" is a 1930 published detective novel by Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961), telling the story of San Francisco based private detective Samuel "Sam" Spade, who gets hired by a beautiful young woman, "Miss Wonderly", to follow a guy named Floyd Thursby. Sam Spade and his partner Miles Archer take the job, but later that night, Archer is found shot to death. A few hours later, Thursby is also killed and Spade is a suspect. Sam Spade finds out, that it is all about the title object, a foot-high black statuette of unknown but substantial value. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage www.literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett Book Analysis

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett  Book Analysis  Book
Author : Bright Summaries
Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
Release : 2019-04-04
ISBN : 2808018444
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Maltese Falcon with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, a riveting detective novel that takes the reader on a fast-paced tour of the criminal underbelly of 1930s San Francisco. It all begins when private detective Sam Spade’s partner is murdered, and his attempts to solve the case and clear his own name lead him into a tangled web of criminal liaisons, all of whom have one thing in common: they are all searching for a mythical artefact known as the Maltese Falcon, and Spade may be the only one with the skills to track it down... The Maltese Falcon is considered a pioneering example of ‘hard-boiled’ detective fiction, and also had a significant influence on the emerging cinematic genre of film noir through the 1941 film adaptation starring Humphrey Bogart. Find out everything you need to know about The Maltese Falcon in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Dain Curse

The Dain Curse Book
Author : Dashiell Hammett
Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Release : 2011-02-23
ISBN : 0307767477
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dashiell Hammett virtually invented the hardboiled crime novel, and his creation the Continental Op is a short, squat, and utterly unsentimental tank of a private detective. Miss Gabrielle Dain Leggett is young, wealthy, and a devotee of morphine and religious cults. She has an unfortunate effect on the people around her: they have a habit of dying violently. Is Gabrielle the victim of a family curse? Or is the truth about her weirder and infinitely more dangerous? The Dain Curse is one of the Continental Op's most bizarre cases, and a tautly crafted masterpiece of suspense.

Casablanca

Casablanca Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2009
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Social criticism in Dashiell Hammett s Red Harvest and The Maltese Falcon

Social criticism in Dashiell Hammett   s  Red Harvest  and  The Maltese Falcon  Book
Author : Ole Wagner
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2008-03-26
ISBN : 3638029115
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Heidelberg (Anglistisches Seminar ), course: Twentieth Century Crime Fiction, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This essay will explore how social criticism is performed in two novels of Dashiell Hammett. Red Harvest is often described as “the first hard-boiled novel”, giving it the status of a literary landmark. Here the author gives us a clear impression of his characteristic world and his social vision of it. Therefore, the novel appears to be an interesting subject to look how this kind of literature employs social criticism. The other book that will be examined here is The Maltese Falcon, one of the most popular and best known hard-boiled crime novels ever, that has served as a model for many authors. As Robert Shulman argues, Hammet gives his “social vision its fullest expression” in this novel, showing “his concern with American individualism”. Thus, as this examination is limited to two works, it seems most sensible to use The Maltese Falcon along with Red Harvest for this purpose to produce a good insight into the social criticism in Hammett’s books. Before beginning with the study, it is necessary to make clear what ‘social criticism’ is here, as the term itself has a wide meaning. ‘Social’ will be discussed in the sense, as the Merriam-Webster dictionary puts it, “of or relating to human society, the interaction of the individual and the group, or the welfare of human beings as members of society”. This means that in a smaller sense, the term ‘social’ concerns the way the individuals, the characters of the novels, deal with each other, and, in a larger sense, how the society is organized and how its institutions treat the individual and the group, which also brings economic and political components into the scope of the study. The Maltese Falcon and Red Harvest are particularly well suited for such a study, as they both use distinct, in some points different, in some points similar ways to criticize. They also provide a look at different issues, therefore the essay will be able to cover a greater area combining the research results from the two novels. First, the essay will focus on the wider relations in society, the political and economical and the legal. Then, the individual relations among the characters and the criticism of them will be observed. Later, this work will also explore how the society influences the individual – here the hero – in his actions.

The Glass Key

The Glass Key Book
Author : Dashiell Hammett
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
Release : 2016-04-19
ISBN : 155199965X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Unlike most of Hammett’s works, the protagonist of The Glass Key isn’t a private detective; Ned Beaumont is a gambler, and the friend of a criminal boss. The action starts when he discovers the body of a senator’s son, and his friend wants him to help cover it up as a means of gaining the senator’s favour. This draws Beaumont into a brewing gang war, and he has to solve the mystery if he wants to get out alive. It has been adapted for film twice. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Complete Novels

Complete Novels Book
Author : Dashiell Hammett,Steven Marcus
Publisher : Library of America
Release : 1999
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The complete novels of Dashiell Hammett--including The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man--are collected here, offering a harrowing, realistic portrait of crime and introducing such memorable characters as Sam Spade.