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The Maltese Falcon
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Dashiell Hammett
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-14 - Publisher: Hachette UK

One of the greatest crime novels of the 20th century. 'His name remains one of the most important and recognisable in the crime fiction genre. Hammett set the standard for much of the work that would follow' Independent Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down
The Maltese Falcon
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: William Luhr
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

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The Maltese Falcon
Language: en
Pages: 213
Authors: Dashiell Hammett
Categories: Crime investigations
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Orion Publishing Group

THE MALTESE FALCON (1930) set the standard by which the private eye genre is judged. Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister, who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby. But Miss Wonderley is in fact the beautiful and treacherous Brigid O'Shaughnessy,
Discovering the Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade
Language: en
Pages: 359
Authors: Richard Layman
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Vince Emery Prod

"Dashiell Hammett's novel The Maltese Falcon is often named as one of the best twentieth-century novels. John Huston's film adaptation is one of the earliest examples of film noir. It made Humphrey Bogart a star, and was selected by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 greatest movies
The Maltese Falcon
Language: en
Pages: 644
Authors: Dashiell Hammett
Categories: American literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Everyman Chess

As an operative for Pinkertonâe(tm)s Detective Agency Dashiell Hammett knew about sleuthing from the inside, but his career was cut short by the ruin of his health in World War I. These three celebrated novels are therefore the products of a hard real life, not a literary education. Despite âe"