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Dashiell Hammett, a life

by Johnson, Diane

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDiane Johnson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3515.A4347 Z72 1983
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 344 p. :
    Number of Pages344
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3505122M
    ISBN 100394505018
    LC Control Number82040122

    Samuel Dashiell Hammett (/ˈsæmjʊəl dəˈʃiːl ˈhæmət/; – Janu ) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short . Dashiell Hammett virtually invented the hardboiled crime novel, and his creation the Continental Op is a short, squat, and utterly unsentimental tank of a private detective. Miss Gabrielle Dain Leggett is young, wealthy, and a devotee of morphine and religious cults.

    Dashiell Hammett, Writer: The Maltese Falcon. Dashiell Hammett was born , in St. Mary's County, Maryland, to Richard Hammett and Mary Bond. He joined the Baltimore branch of the Pinkerton Detective Agency in He enlisted in the US Army's Ambulance Corps in June and was posted to a camp 20 miles from Baltimore, where he caught the flu, which developed into tuberculosis. Occupation: Writer. Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Johnson, Diane. Dashiell Hammett, a life. New York: Fawcett Columbine, ©, ©

    Dashiell Hammett was born Samuel Dashiell Hammett on , in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, to Richard Thomas and Annie Bond Dashiell Hammett. Dashiell Hammett, American writer who created the hard-boiled school of detective fiction. (See detective story; hard-boiled fiction). Hammett left school at 13 and worked at a variety of low-paying jobs before working eight years as a detective for the Pinkerton agency. He served in World War I.


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Dashiell Hammett, a life by Johnson, Diane Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Writing Life. Dashiell Hammett was forced to quit the Pinkertons, and what he did next is the stuff of literary legend, so true to life that it seems : This was a great book about the author's life, but I felt like it barely scratched the surface. The author sterilized Hammett's life, leaving out all of the fun stuff and /5.

The book follows Samuel Dashiell Hammett from his birth in Maryland in to his death in Since Hammett stopped writing books and Dashiell Hammett intwo thirds of this biography concerns his post-literary life.

Johnson discusses the work for Pinkerton National Detective Agency that informed Hammett's writing, but not in much detail/5(6). Layman's Shadowman is a biography of Dashiell Hammett, the author of the Maltese Falcon.(If you don't a life book who Hammett is, google is more helpful than me.) The book's name is taken from a term Hammett used to describe his own abilities as a Pinkerton private detective in the a life book.

Dashiell Hammett had a very eventful life. Born in in Maryland, USA, he spent most of his childhood in Baltimore and Philadelphia.

After dropping out of school at the age of 13, he eventually landed a job in the Pinkerton National Detective Agency where he worked for 7 years. An elegant figure with a real background as a private eye, Hammett pioneered hard-boiled fiction with his plain-spoken dialogue and classic characters such as Sam Spade, Nick Charles, and the Continental Op.

Opening the door for a slew of imitators, Hammett left an indelible mark with a. Dashiell Hammett () was an American author of hardboiled crime fiction. He is best known for creating the characters Sam Spade, Nick & Nora Charles and the Continental Op.

Before becoming an author, Hammett was a Pinkerton agent, which he drew upon as an author. Dashiell Hammett is best known for writing The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man, and creating the iconic private eye Sam no nonsense crime writing will never be forgotten but Hammett, who died 50 years ago this week, led a fascinating life of drama and intrigue.

This is a comprehensive, well researched biography of Dashiell Hammett, the author of 'The Maltese Falcon'. It focuses on his writing and sources for the background for his writing. It does cover his private life including his relationship with Lillian Hellman, his health problems, and his drinking/5.

The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett and a great selection of related books, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. The dust jacket is missing.

At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Hammett, Dashiell. Published by Alianza Editorial. T all and dapper with a mysterious air, Dashiell Hammett seemed to have stepped out of the pages of one of his famous hard-boiled detective novels. It seems only fitting given that Hammett.

One of the masters of crime fiction and a former operative for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Dashiell Hammett () first introduced his iconic private eye, Sam Spade, in in his famous novel The Maltese followed that novel with The Thin Man in which introduced the incomparable and charming sleuths Nick and Nora Charles.

He was also the author of Red Harvest, The. The Thin Man () is a detective novel by Dashiell Hammett, originally published in the December issue of appeared in book form the following month.

Hammett never wrote a sequel but the book became the basis for a successful six-part film series, which also began in with The Thin Man and starred William Powell and Myrna Loy. The Thin Man television series aired on NBC Author: Dashiell Hammett. In Dashiell Hammett's famous crime novel, we meet one of the detective-story master's most enchanting creations, Nick and Nora Charles, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis.

At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a classic murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated comedy of : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

The quintessential masculine style was the work of a writer who grew up believing that being a man was a near guarantee of moral corruption. Samuel Dashiell Hammett was born in in southern Author: Claudia Roth Pierpont. summary of the life of Dashiell Hammett and highlights on The Maltese Falcon novel.

DASHIELL HAMMETT (), is the unquestioned master of detective-story fiction in America, and is universally recognized as a literary pioneer of the highest distinction. Among his many works of noir fiction are Red Harvest (), The Dain C. "Crime Stories and Other Writings" contains 24 short stories and 3 additional selections, arranged chronologically, which Dashiell Hammett wrote between and The stories all first appeared in pulp fiction magazines and span all but one year of the master of detective fiction's by: 3.

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Samuel Dashiell Hammett was a well-known American novelist, short story writer of crime fiction, screenwriter, and political activist. He created several memorable characters, including ‘the Continental Op,’ ‘Nick and Nora Charles,’ and ‘Sam Spade.’ His ‘The Maltese Falcon’ was adapted into.

Early life. Hammett was born on a farm in St. Mary's County, in Maryland. His parents were Richard Thomas Hammett and Anne Bond Dashiell. Hammett was baptized a Catholic.

He grew up in Philadelphia and Baltimore. "Sam," as he was known before he Born: Samuel Dashiell Hammett,Saint. Dashiell Hammett, a life Item Preview remove-circle Hammett, Dashiell,Authors, American Publisher New York: Random House Internet Archive Books. American Libraries.

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