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The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett - Paperback - New Ed - Mar 2002 - from Redwood Bookstore (SKU: 1243)

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett - Paperback - New Ed - Mar 2002 - from Redwood Bookstore (SKU: 1243)
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The Maltese Falcon

by Dashiell Hammett

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ISBN 10
0752847643
ISBN 13
9780752847641
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Orion, Mar 2002. New Ed. Paperback. Will Spade protect the beautiful Brigid for whom he has already developed a romantic interest? Why is he so intent on avenging the death of a partner he disliked? Can Spade be bribed? How far will he go in search of the truth? As we learn the answers to these questions, we begin to appreciate that Sam Spade is one of the toughest and most independent private detectives ever created.\nIf I was asked to recommend only one mystery novel, THE MALTESE FALCON would be my first choice.

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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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Bookseller
Redwood Bookstore IE (IE)
Bookseller Inventory #
1243
Title
The Maltese Falcon
Author
Dashiell Hammett
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used
Edition
New Ed
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0752847643
ISBN 13
9780752847641
Publisher
Orion
Place of Publication
London
Date published
Mar 2002
Keywords
Crime & mystery, Classic fiction, Crime & Thriller, FICTION / Classics, Fiction, Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General, Mystery, Private investigators, United States

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