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Dashiell Hammett : Man of Mystery : a biography

Author: Sally Cline
Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dashiell Hammett changed the face of crime fiction. In five novels published over five years as well as a string of stories, he transformed the mystery genre into literature and left us with the figure of the hard-boiled detective, from the Continental Op to Sam Spade--immortalized on film by Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon--and the more glamorous Thin Man, also made iconic with the aid of Hollywood. A  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Dashiell Hammett; Dashiell Hammett; Dashiell Hammett; Dashiell Hammett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Cline
ISBN: 9781611457841 161145784X
OCLC Number: 816029779
Description: xxi, 234 pages, [8] pages of plates : 22 cm
Responsibility: by Sally Cline.

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Dashiell Hammett changed the face of crime fiction. A controversial political activist who stood for civil liberty, he was also a very private man. In this biography, the author uses fresh research,  Read more...

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