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The Maltese Falcon by  Dashiell Hammett - Paperback - 2002 - from YesterYear Books (SKU: 016514)

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon by  Dashiell Hammett - Paperback - 2002 - from YesterYear Books (SKU: 016514)

The Maltese Falcon

by Hammett, Dashiell

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ISBN 10
0752847643
ISBN 13
9780752847641
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London: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), 2002. Light creasing to covers. A good reading copy of this book voted Number 1 mystery of all time by the Mystery Writers of America.. Paper Back. Reading Copy. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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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
YesterYear Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
016514
Title
The Maltese Falcon
Author
Hammett, Dashiell
Book condition
Used - Reading Copy
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0752847643
ISBN 13
9780752847641
Publisher
Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Place of Publication
London
Date published
2002
Keywords
.jpg FICTION MYSTERY DETECTIVE CLASSICS
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Fiction / Author H;
Size
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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reading copy
Indicates a book that is perfectly serviceable for reading. It may have a defect or damage. As such, reading copy is not...[more]
12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback....[more]

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