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Hammett, Dashiell 1894-1961

Overview
Works: 1,037 works in 3,694 publications in 29 languages and 82,424 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  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Contributor, Editor, Translator
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 )

357 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 6,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder involves Sam Spade in a dangerous search for a valuable statue
The thin man by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

206 editions published between 1852 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 2,497 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 )

79 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,199 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 )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 2,114 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 novels of Dashiell Hammett by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

25 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and held by 1,911 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 )

53 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,883 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 )

200 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 1,856 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 framing him?
The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

61 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories about Hammett's famous detective
Crime stories and other writings by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,694 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 )

128 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 1,530 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
Nightmare town : stories by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

39 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,327 WorldCat member 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 )

105 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A routine investigation of a diamond robbery involves an insurance detective in a bizarre case of murder, and cult worship
The thin man by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

18 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in English and held by 993 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
After the thin man( Visual )

11 editions published between 1936 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member 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 903 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
Shadow of the thin man( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick and Nora go on holiday, and end up involved in a murder
The thin man by Dashiell Hammett( Recording )

23 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Charles is asked by a pretty blonde to help find her father, a wealthy inventor. Nick and his wife Nora are soon caught up in a complicated web of confused identities and cold-blooded murder
The hunter and other stories by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member 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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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 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

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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 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

Languages
English (1,002)

German (118)

Spanish (101)

French (78)

Italian (46)

Danish (24)

Chinese (23)

Portuguese (19)

Russian (15)

Polish (13)

Finnish (9)

Turkish (8)

Hebrew (6)

Norwegian (5)

Czech (4)

Romanian (4)

Basque (4)

Japanese (3)

Greek, Modern (2)

Hungarian (2)

Slovenian (2)

Serbian (2)

Croatian (1)

Swedish (1)

Persian (1)

Korean (1)

Dutch (1)

Catalan (1)

Slovak (1)

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The thin manThe Maltese falconComplete novels : Red harvest ; The Dain curse ; The Maltese falcon ; The glass key ; The thin manThe novels of Dashiell HammettWoman in the dark : a novel of dangerous romanceThe glass keyThe Continental OpCrime stories and other writings