Add Best Comp

Add comparable title

Remove comparable title

Spring 2019 Mystery POS Promo

more
  • Other Formats

    9780307949561 9780394550473 9780593311905 9781551998480 Electronic book text, EPUB 9780307767516 Electronic book text, Reflowable, , EPUB
  • Reading Levels

    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: Z+
  • Sales Rights

    For sale with exclusive rights in: AS CA GU MP PH PR UM US VI For sale with non-exclusive rights in: AD AE AF AI AL AM AO AQ AR AT AW AX AZ BA BE BF BG BH BI BJ BL BO BQ BR BT BV BY CD CF CG CH CI CK CL CM CN CO CR CU CV CW CZ DE DJ DK DO DZ EC EE EG EH ER ES ET FI FM FO FR GA GE GF GL GN GP GQ GR GT GW HK HM HN HR HT HU ID IL IQ IR IS IT JO JP KG KH KM KP KR KW KZ LA LB LI LR LT LU LV LY MA MC MD ME MF MG MH MK ML MN MO MQ MR MX NC NE NF NI NL NO NU OM PA PE PF PL PM PS PT PW PY QA RE RO RS RU RW SA SD SE SG SI SJ SK SM SN SR SS ST SV SX SY TD TF TG TH TJ TK TL TM TN TR TW UA UY UZ VA VE VN WF WS YT Not for sale in: AG AU BB BD BM BN BS BW BZ CC CX CY DM FJ FK GB GD GG GH GI GM GS GY IE IM IN IO JE JM KE KI KN KY LC LK LS MM MS MT MU MV MW MY MZ NA NG NP NR NZ PG PK PN SB SC SH SL SO SZ TC TO TT TV TZ UG VC VG VU YE ZA ZM ZW
  • Supply Detail

    Distributor: Penguin Random House Availability: Available On Sale Date: Jul 17, 1989 Carton Quantity: 24
  • Catalogues

The Maltese Falcon
By (author): Dashiell Hammett
9780679722649 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled Jul 17, 1989
$20.00 CAD
Active 5.13 x 7.99 x 0.57 in 224 pages Vintage Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
The 75th anniversary of THE MALTESE FALCON, one of the most beloved and influential crime novels of all time, will see a number of events aimed at bringing increased attention to the works of Dashiell Hammett. VINTAGE CRIME/BLACK LIZARD

Story Locale: Across America

Dashiell Samuel Hammett worked as a detective before he turned to writing, and in the late 1920s Hammett became the unquestioned master of detective-story fiction in America. In The Maltese Falcon (1930) he first introduced his famous private eye, Sam Spade. The Thin Man (1932) offered another immortal sleuth, Nick Charles. Red Harvest (1929), The Dain Curse (1929), and The Glass Key (1931) are among his most successful novels. Hammett’s later life was marked in part by ill health, alcoholism, a period of imprisonment related to his alleged membership in the Communist Party, and by his long-time companion, the author Lillian Hellman, with whom he had a very volatile relationship. His attempt at autobiographical fiction survives in the story “Tulip,” which is contained in the posthumous collection The Big Knockover (1966, edited by Lillian Hellman). Another volume of his stories, The Continental Op (1974, edited by Stephen Marcus), introduced the final Hammett character: the “Op,” a nameless detective (or “operative”) who displays little of his personality, making him a classic tough guy in the hard-boiled mold—a bit like Hammett himself.

Marketing: - National Advertising including The New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

- Reading Group Guide, Feature, E-newsletter, and more on www.readinggroupcenter.com

- Reading Group Guide (Pack of 5) / 1-4000-8907-7

- Reading Group Newsletter

Publicity: *National Media Appearances, including NPR

*Major review attention

*Events in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York

“Dashiell Hammett . . . is a master of the detective novel, yes, but also one hell of a writer.” –The Boston Globe

The Maltese Falcon is not only probably the best detective story we have ever read, it is an exceedingly well written novel.” –The Times Literary Supplement (London)

“Hammett’s prose [is] clean and entirely unique. His characters [are] as sharply and economically defined as any in American fiction.” –The New York Times

of 12

Register

Step 1 of 2

Thanks for signing up! Please tell us a little about yourself.
* Indicates required field




Step 2 of 2

Forgotten Password

Please enter your email address and click submit. An email with instructions on resetting your password will be sent to you.

Forgotten Password

An email has been sent out with instructions for resetting your password.