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The Resource Complete novels : Red harvest ; The Dain curse ; The Maltese falcon ; The glass key ; The thin man, Dashiell Hammett

Complete novels : Red harvest ; The Dain curse ; The Maltese falcon ; The glass key ; The thin man, Dashiell Hammett

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Complete novels : Red harvest ; The Dain curse ; The Maltese falcon ; The glass key ; The thin man
Title
Complete novels
Title remainder
Red harvest ; The Dain curse ; The Maltese falcon ; The glass key ; The thin man
Statement of responsibility
Dashiell Hammett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a few years of extraordinary creative energy, Dashiell Hammett invented the modern American crime novel." "The five novels that Hammett published between 1929 and 1934, collected here in one volume, have become part of modern American culture, creating archetypal characters and establishing the ground rules for a whole tradition of hardboiled writing." "Each novel is distinct in mood and structure. Red Harvest (1929), a raucous and nightmarish evocation of political corruption and gang warfare in a western mining town, epitomizes the violence and momentum of Hammett's Black Mask stories about the anonymous detective the Continental Op. The Op returns, in The Dain Curse (1929), to preside over a more ornately melodramatic tale involving jewel theft, drugs, and a mysterious religious cult. With The Maltese Falcon (1930), and its protagonist Sam Spade, Hammett achieved his most enduring popular success. A tightly constructed quest story with an unforgettable cast of eccentric adventures, it is at the same time shot through with a sense of disillusionment and the arbitrariness of personal destiny." "The Glass Key (1931), an exploration of city politics at their most scurrilous, traces intricate patterns of loyalty and betrayal in scenes charged with drama." "His last novel, The Thin Man (1934), is a ruefully comic tale that pays homage to the traditional mystery form. It is best remembered for its protagonists Nick and Nora Charles, the sophisticated inebriates who would enjoy a long afterlife in the movies."--Jacket
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Summary
Sam Spade's partner is murdered while working on a case, and it is Spade's responsibility to find the killer. In his search, Spade runs mortal risks as he comes closer to the answer
Tone
Writing style
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
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032143
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3515.A4347
LC item number
A6 1999a
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760
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Library of America
Series volume
110
Target audience
adult
Label
Complete novels : Red harvest ; The Dain curse ; The Maltese falcon ; The glass key ; The thin man, Dashiell Hammett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Red harvest
  • The Dain curse
  • The Maltese falcon
  • The glass key
  • The thin man
Control code
1306273
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
967 pages
Isbn
9781883011673
Lccn
98053911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40595240
  • (OCoLC)40595240
Label
Complete novels : Red harvest ; The Dain curse ; The Maltese falcon ; The glass key ; The thin man, Dashiell Hammett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Red harvest
  • The Dain curse
  • The Maltese falcon
  • The glass key
  • The thin man
Control code
1306273
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
967 pages
Isbn
9781883011673
Lccn
98053911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40595240
  • (OCoLC)40595240

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