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The Maltese Falcon (Exceptionally Well Preserved Fourth Printing) by  Dashiell Hammett - 1st Edition 4th Printing - 1934 - from Arroyo Seco Books (SKU: 043808)

The Maltese Falcon (Exceptionally Well Preserved Fourth Printing)

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The Maltese Falcon (Exceptionally Well Preserved Fourth Printing)

by Hammett, Dashiell

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. 1st Edition 4th Printing. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 267 Pp.Grey Cloth Stamped In Blue And Brown. Stated Fourth Printing, June 1930. Near Fine, Just A Hint Of Even Age Toning To Covers, No Staining Or Foxing Or Fading. Small Owner's Signature At Upper Left Corner Of Front Free Endpaper.

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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Bookseller
Arroyo Seco Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
043808
Title
The Maltese Falcon (Exceptionally Well Preserved Fourth Printing)
Author
Hammett, Dashiell
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition 4th Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1934
Keywords
General
Bookseller catalogs
Rare And Unusual Books; Literature: Mystery and Detection;

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