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Hammett, Dashiell 1894-1961

Overview
Works: 1,048 works in 4,280 publications in 31 languages and 83,790 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery films  Detective and mystery fiction  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Screwball comedy films  Biography  Film noir  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Contributor, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PS3515.A4347, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Dashiell Hammett
The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett( Book )
453 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 22 languages and held by 6,509 libraries worldwide
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, and when Spade's partner Miles Archer is shot while on Thursby's trail, Spade finds himself both hunter and hunted: can he track down the jewel-encrusted bird, a treasure worth killing for, before the Fat Man finds him?
The thin man by Dashiell Hammett( Book )
282 editions published between 1852 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 2,651 libraries worldwide
Story of disappearance, murder, and robbery as told by "Nick" Charles, the detective who solves the case
The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett( Sound Recording )
97 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,221 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 )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 2,155 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 novels of Dashiell Hammett by Dashiell Hammett( Book )
26 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and held by 1,908 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 )
62 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,894 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 )
204 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 1,864 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 framing him?
The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett( Book )
64 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,827 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories about Hammett's famous detective
Red harvest by Dashiell Hammett( Book )
200 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 1,706 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
Crime stories and other writings by Dashiell Hammett( Book )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,691 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
Nightmare town : stories by Dashiell Hammett( Book )
40 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,322 libraries worldwide
"In the title story, a man on a bender enters a small town and ends up unraveling the dark mystery at its heart. A woman confronts the brutal truth about her husband in the chilling story "Ruffian's Wife." "His Brother's Keeper" is a half-wit boxer's eulogy to the brother who betrayed him. "The Second-Story Angel" recounts one of the most novel cons ever devised. In seven stories, the tough and taciturn Continental Op takes on a motley collection of the deceitful, the duped, and the dead, and once again shows his uncanny ability to get at the truth. In three stories, Sam Spade confronts the darkness in the human soul while rolling his own cigarettes. And the first study for The Thin Man sends John Guild on a murder investigation in which almost every witness may be lying."--Jacket
The Dain curse by Dashiell Hammett( Book )
149 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,236 libraries worldwide
A routine investigation of a diamond robbery involves an insurance detective in a bizarre case of murder, and cult worship
Return of the Thin Man : the original screen stories by Dashiell Hammett( Book )
18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,185 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 thin man by W. S Van Dyke( visu )
21 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in English and German and held by 989 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
After the thin man ( visu )
12 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 954 libraries worldwide
Now back in San Francisco after their holiday in New York, Nick and Nora Charles find themselves trying to solve another mystery. Nora's cousin Selma is accused of having murdered her husband, but for Nick it's clear that she is not the murderer and he starts to investigate, supported by Nora and Asta
Dashiell Hammett : five complete novels by Dashiell Hammett( Book )
24 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 899 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
Shadow of the thin man ( visu )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 788 libraries worldwide
A jockey who threw a race is murdered in the locker room. Nick & Nora Charles are off to the races on another case of murder, mirth and perfect martinis
Song of the thin man by Dashiell Hammett( visu )
4 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in English and held by 780 libraries worldwide
"Nick and Nora Charles are attending a charity benefit aboard a gambling ship. The festive atmosphere conceals many tensions among those connected with the ship, with most of the friction centering around Tommy Drake, its unpopular, spiteful band-leader. When he is murdered later that night, suspicion falls on Phil Brant, who had argued with Drake earlier in the evening. When Phil and his wife seek help from Nick and Nora, Nick refuses to get involved. But when shots are fired outside his own apartment, Nick begins to investigate, and he soon finds himself in a confusing case with numerous suspects."--IMDB
The thin man goes home by Dashiell Hammett( visu )
5 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 765 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 hunter and other stories by Dashiell Hammett( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
An anthology of eighteen short stories includes a number of previously unpublished pieces as well as early screen treatments for "On the Make" and "The Kiss-Off."
 
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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 scénariste et écrivain américain de romans policiers
Dashiell Hammett scrittore statunitense
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
Դեշիլ Հեմմեթ
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 كاتب أمريكي
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
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English (1,183)
Spanish (213)
German (133)
French (118)
Italian (62)
Chinese (27)
Polish (26)
Portuguese (25)
Danish (23)
Russian (15)
Basque (9)
Finnish (9)
Turkish (8)
Swedish (6)
Hebrew (6)
Norwegian (6)
Catalan (6)
Multiple languages (5)
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Romanian (4)
Japanese (3)
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Greek, Modern [1453- ] (2)
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