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Dashiell Hammett

Author: Dennis Dooley
Publisher: New York : F. Ungar Pub. Co., ©1984.
Series: Recognitions.
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Fully half of the book is devoted to Hammett's short stories, stressing the philosophy of life that later made Sam Spade such an unforgettable character.
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Dooley, Dennis, 1942-
Dashiell Hammett.
New York : F. Ungar Pub. Co., ©1984
(OCoLC)644398554
Named Person: Dashiell Hammett; Dashiell Hammett; Hammett; Dashiell Hammett
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Dooley
ISBN: 0804461244 9780804461245 0804421412 9780804421416
OCLC Number: 10458233
Description: xv, 174 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Clues to the reader --
1. Hell's pavement: the unintended era --
2. A new kind of detective: four stories of 1924 --
3. The poet of violence: pain and detachment in early Hammett --
54. Crooks and capitalists: the idealist goes armed --
5. A moll named Grace: the search for wholeness --
6. The evil that men do: "Red Harvest" --
7. Dead souls: "The Dain curse" --
8. The wages of commitment: "The Maltese falcon" and "The glass key" --
9. Time's shadow: "The thin man" --
10. The murder of innocence: Hammetts place.
Series Title: Recognitions.
Responsibility: Dennis Dooley.

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Fully half of the book is devoted to Hammett's short stories, stressing the philosophy of life that later made Sam Spade such an unforgettable character.

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