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The Maltese Falcon

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The Maltese Falcon

by Dashiell Hammett

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  • hardcover
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New York: Grosset & Dunlap Book. Very Good. Hardcover. [circa 1941-1945]. Publisher's green cloth.Spine and front cover stamped in dark green. Original illustrated dust jacket. Slight spine lean, water ring on rear board. Text block browned due to wartime paper. No marks or inscriptions. Jacket lightly rubbed, with wear along edges resulting in some nicking and soft creasing, Unobtrusive water ring on rear panel. 267 pp. Now protected in mylar cover. .

Synopsis

The Maltese Falcon , author Dashiell Hammett’s third novel, set the standard by which all subsequent detective fiction would be judged. Set in San Francisco in the late 1920s, the novel introduces us to private detective Sam Spade, who characterizes the archetype of the hard-boiled detective in his dead-pan pursuit of the recovery of a black figurine. Having worked for a time for the Pinkerton Detective Agency in San Francisco, Hammett reportedly drew upon his years as a detective in creating Spade and many of the other characters for The Maltese Falcon . The Maltese Falcon was originally serialized in HL Mencken’s “pulp” magazine, Black Mask, beginning with the September 1929 issue. For publication of the book form, editor Blanche Knopf tried to tone down the overt sexuality of the magazine version, fearing the references would alienate readers, but Hammett prevailed. However, the 1941 film adaptation starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor (the best known of the novel’s three film versions) excised the homosexual subtext of the novel due to Production Code restraints. Today, the movie is considered a film noir classic and the novel is ranked 56th on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century as well as 54th on The Guardian’s list of the 100 best novels. -

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Details

Bookseller
Concept Books NL (NL)
Bookseller Inventory #
002314
Title
The Maltese Falcon
Author
Dashiell Hammett
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Grosset & Dunlap
Place of Publication
New York
Keywords
Crime, detective, USA, Dashiell Hammett

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Concept Books is an internet bookseller specialized in 20th century books on literature, art, design, typography, architecture and photography. We buy special and rare books on these subjects. Visit our showroom at: http://goo.gl/oZxTq.

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