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Hammett, Dashiell 1894-1961

Overview
Works: 899 works in 3,488 publications in 31 languages and 81,481 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Screwball comedy films  Detective and mystery fiction  Film noir  Comedy films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Translator, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PS3515.A4347, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Dashiell Hammett
 
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Most widely held works by Dashiell Hammett
The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

378 editions published between 1928 and 2017 in 29 languages and held by 7,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder involves Sam Spade in a dangerous search for a valuable statue
The thin man by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

46 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in Nick and Nora (with new baby) to sort things out
The thin man by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

202 editions published between 1852 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 2,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Charles searches for a wealthy inventor who is the prime suspect in a New York City murder case
The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett( Recording )

76 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Complete novels : Red harvest ; The Dain curse ; The Maltese falcon ; The glass key ; The thin man by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 2,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

94 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories about Hammett's famous detective
The novels of Dashiell Hammett by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

18 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents : Red Harvest. The Dain Curse. The Maltese Falcon. The Glass Key. The Thin Man
Woman in the dark : a novel of dangerous romance by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

58 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frightened and hurt woman appears at the door of an isolated house where she is taken in. Other strangers come looking for her with an aura of violence
The glass key by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

175 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 1,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Madvig was a cheerfully corrupt ward-heeler who aspired to something better: the daughter of Senator Ralph Bancroft Henry, the heiress to a dynasty of political purebreds. Did he want her badly enough to commit murder? And if Madvig was innocent, which of his dozens of enemies was doing an awfully good job of framining him?
Crime stories and other writings by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the stories and novellas he wrote for Black Mask and other pulp magazines in the 1920s and 1930s, Dashiell Hammett took the detective story and turned it into a medium for capturing the jarring textures and revved-up cadences of modern American life. In this volume, The Library of America collects the finest of these stories: 24 in all, along with some revealing essays and an earlier version of his novel The Thin Man. Mixing melodramatic panache and poker-faced comedy, a sensitivity to place and a perceptive grasp of social conflict, Hammett's stories are hard-edged entertainments for an era of headlong change and extravagant violence. For the heroic sagas of earlier eras Hammett substituted the up-tempo, devious, sometimes nearly nihilistic exploits of con men and blackmailers, fake spiritualists and thieving politicians, slumming socialites and deadpan assassins. As a guide through this underworld he created the Continental Op, the nameless, laconic detective, world-weary and unblinking, who serves as protagonist of most of these stories. The deliberately unheroic Op is separated only by his code of professionalism from the brutality and corruption that run rampant in stories such as "Zigzags of Treachery," "Dead Yellow Women," "Fly Paper," and "106,000 Blood Money." Hammett's years of experience as a Pinkerton detective give even his most outlandishly plotted mysteries a gritty credibility, and his intimate knowledge of San Francisco made him the perfect chronicler of that city's waterfronts, back alleys, police stations, and luxury hotels. By connecting crime fiction to the realities of American streets and American speech, his Black Mask stories opened up new vistas for generations of writers and readers. In the most comprehensive collection of his stories ever published, read the Hammett you've never read: reprinted here for the first time are the texts that originally appeared in the 1920's & 1930's pulps, without the cuts & revisions introduced by later editors. Also included are revealing essays & an early version of the novel The Thin Man
Red harvest by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

170 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a hard-fighting detective arrives in Personville and finds that his client has been murdered, he decides to investigate locl gangland activities
The big knockover : selected stories and short novels of Dashiell Hammett by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

76 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short fictional works by the modern American writer explore the world of crime and violence, mysterious women, and hard-hitting private detectives
Return of the Thin Man : the original screen stories by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Thin Man (Nick and Nora investigate a love triangle gone wrong after a dead man is discovered at their door) -- Another Thin Man (After a wealthy business partner of Nora's father's is murdered, Nick and Nora's investigation brings them into the killer's crosshairs)
The Dain curse by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

114 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A routine investigation of a diamond robbery involves an insurance detective in a bizarre case of murder, and cult worship
Dashiell Hammett : five complete novels by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each novel is distinct in mood and structure. Red Harvest (1929) epitomizes the violence and momentum of his Black Mask stories about the anonymous detective the Continental Op, in a raucous and nightmarish evocation of political corruption and gang warfare in a western mining town. In The Dain Curse (1929) the Op returns in a more melodramatic tale involving jewel theft, drugs, and a religious cult. With The Maltese Falcon (1930) and its protagonist Sam Spade, Hammett achieved his most enduring popular success, a tightly constructed quest story shot through with a sense of disillusionment and the arbitrariness of personal destiny. The Glass Key (1931) is a further exploration of city politics at their most scurrilous. His last novel was The Thin Man (1934), a ruefully comic tale paying homage to the traditional mystery form and featuring Nick and Nora Charles, the sophisticated inebriates who would enjoy a long afterlife in the movies
Song of the thin man by Dashiell Hammett( Visual )

5 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in English and French and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a charity gambling benefit aboard the S.S. Fortune, the tables are hot, the jazz is hotter and before you know it, a bandleader's body is growing cold. They're playing your song Nick and Nora Charles!
The thin man goes home by Dashiell Hammett( Visual )

6 editions published between 1945 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlaws come and go in Nick & Nora's lives, now it's time to meet the in-laws. The debonair sleuths leave little Nicky Jr. at boarding school, grab Asta and head to Nick's boyhood home of Sycamore Springs
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

23 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Amerikaanse privédetective tracht de moord op zijn partner op te lossen en komt in aanraking met een aantal ongure lieden dat jacht maakt op een waardevol beeldje
Lost stories : 21 long-lost stories from the best-selling creator of Sam Spade, the Maltese Falcon, and the Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost Stories rescues 21 long-unavailable Dashiell Hammett stories from the first fiction he wrote to the last, each with an explanation of how the author's life shaped his story and how the story fits in his life
Selected letters of Dashiell Hammett 1921-1960 by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is a volume that generations of readers have longed for - the first-ever selection from the letters of Dashiell Hammett, the onetime private detective who, in five astonishing books written between 1927 and 1933, invented the modern American crime novel. Hammett was not only the founding member of the hardboiled school, he also was its greatest practitioner, and even after Chandler and all the rest, his body of work remains the solid-gold standard. The best of his work is literature - without the quotation marks."--Jacket
 
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Complete novels : Red harvest ; The Dain curse ; The Maltese falcon ; The glass key ; The thin manThe novels of Dashiell Hammett
Alternative Names
Buchan, John

Chamet, Dasiel 1894-1961

Collinson Peter 1894-1961

Dashiell Hammet

Dashiell Hammett Amerikaans schrijver

Dashiell Hammett amerikansk författare

Dashiell Hammett amerikansk skribent

Dashiell Hammett écrivain américain

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Dashiell Hammett US-amerikanischer Krimi-Schriftsteller

Dašijel Hamet

Deşil Hammett

Hameṭ, Dashiel Hameṭ 1894-1961

Hamit, Dashīl 1894-1961

Hāmīt, Dāšīl, 1894-1961

Hammet, Dashiel

Hammet, Dashiell

Hammets, Dešils, 1894-1961

Hammett, Dashiel

Hammett, Dashiel Samuel

Hammett, Dashiell

Hammett, Samuel D. 1894-1961

Hammett, Samuel Dashiell.

Hammett, Samuel Dashiell 1894-1961

Hemets, Dešels, 1894-1961

Khėmmet, Dėshil 1894-1961

Ντάσιελ Χάμετ

Дашиъл Хамет

Дашијел Хамет

Дешилл Гемметт

Дэшыл Гэмэт

Дэшыл Хэмет

Хамметт Д. 1894-1961

Хеммет Д. 1894-1961

Хэммет Д. 1894-1961

Хэммет, Дэшил

Хэммет, Дэшил, 1894-1961

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דשיאל, ה

דשייל האמט

האמט, דשיאל, 1894-1961

האמט, דשיל 1894-1961

האמט, דשײל 1894־1961

האמט, סמיואל דשייל

המט, דשיאל 1894-1961

המט, סמיואל דשייל

داشيل هاميت، 1894-1961

داشييل هاميت

دشیل همت نویسنده آمریکایی

डाशिएल् ह्यामेट

დეშილ ჰემეთი

대실 해미트

하메트, 닷셸 1894-1961

하메트, 대쉴 1894-1961

해미트 1894-1961

해미트, 더쉴 1894-1961

해미트, 새뮤얼 더실 1894-1961

해밋, 대실 1894-1961

해밋, 새뮤얼 대쉴 1894-1961

해밋, 새뮤얼 대실 1894-1961

ዳሼል ሃሜት

ダシール・ハメット

ハメット, D

ハメット, サミュエル ダシェル

ハメット, ダシール

达希尔·哈米特

達許·漢密特

Languages
English (946)

Spanish (166)

French (131)

German (101)

Italian (31)

Chinese (30)

Portuguese (27)

Swedish (25)

Russian (22)

Polish (21)

Danish (17)

Czech (13)

Catalan (12)

Dutch (10)

Norwegian (8)

Basque (8)

Finnish (8)

Greek, Modern (7)

Turkish (7)

Japanese (6)

Hebrew (4)

Romanian (4)

Hungarian (3)

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The thin manThe thin manThe Maltese falconComplete novels : Red harvest ; The Dain curse ; The Maltese falcon ; The glass key ; The thin manThe Continental OpThe novels of Dashiell HammettWoman in the dark : a novel of dangerous romanceThe glass key