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The Maltese Falcon

by Hammett, Dashiell, John Dickson Carr, Agatha Christie, Leslie Charteris etc

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  • Paperback
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About This Item

Pocket Book, 1945. This is the dust jacketed edition. DJ is glued on book (as issued). The book is an 8th printing (the first few printings weren't issued with Dust Jackets). This is a nice collectible copy, no major tears or creases. Light wear. This is a nicer copy than normally found.. First Thus. Paperback. VG/VG+/vg/vg+.

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
A Gyenis US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
3181
Title
The Maltese Falcon
Author
Hammett, Dashiell, John Dickson Carr, Agatha Christie, Leslie Charteris etc
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - VG/VG+
Jacket condition
vg/vg+
Edition
First Thus
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Pocket Book
Date published
1945
Bookseller catalogs
Vintage Paperbacks;

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