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Dashiell Hammett: The Library of America Edition - (two-Volume Boxed Set) (Hardcover): Dashiell Hammett Dashiell Hammett: The Library of America Edition - (two-Volume Boxed Set) (Hardcover)
Dashiell Hammett
R1,660 R1,296 Discovery Miles 12 960 Save R364 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Here, for the first time in a deluxe collector's box, is the most comprehensive edition of the hard-boiled crime fiction of Dashiell Hammett ever published. "Complete Novels," the first of two volumes gathered here, presents the five groundbreaking books whose gritty, lean prose won admiration from such contemporaries as Stein, Hemingway, and Faulkner: "Red Harvest," "The Dain Curse," "The Maltese Falcon," "The Glass Key, ," and "The Thin Man."
In the stories he wrote for "Black Mask" and other pulp magazines in the 1920s and 1930s, Hammett used the vernacular adventure tale to register the jarring textures and revved-up cadences of modern America. "Crime Stories & Other Writings" presents 24 of these classic tales, along with revealing essays and an early, unfinished version of his novel "The Thin Man." The texts, reprinted here for the first time, are those that appeared originally in the pulps, without the revisions introduced by later editors.
"An invaluable collection." --"Kirkus Reviews"

The Maltese Falcon (Paperback, New ed): Dashiell Hammett The Maltese Falcon (Paperback, New ed)
Dashiell Hammett 2
R235 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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 AUTHOR B.1894, d.1961. After spells as newsboy, freight clerk, labourer, messenger, stevedore and advertising manager, Hammett became an operative of the Pinkerton Detective Agency. His experiences as a private detective laid the foundation for his writing career.

The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, and Selected Stories (Hardcover): Dashiell Hammett The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, and Selected Stories (Hardcover)
Dashiell Hammett
R368 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R44 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With his diamond-sharp prose and artfully handled intrigue, Dashiell Hammett virtually invented hard-boiled crime fiction. This omnibus edition includes four linked stories - 'The House in Turk Street', 'The Girl with the Silver Eyes', 'The Big Knockover' and '$106,000 Blood Money - featuring the Continental Op, Hammett's anonymous tough-guy detective. In The Dain Curse, the Op takes on a wealthy young woman who appears to be the victim of a deadly family curse. And in The Glass Key - Hammett's own favourite among his works - we encounter his most cynical, morally ambiguous hero and a hard-boiled version of a love triangle. In the works collected here, we can observe the process by which Hammett both stripped crime fiction down to its most subtle and searing essentials and elevated it to high literature.

Arson Plus - Introducing the Continental Op (Paperback): Dashiell Hammett Arson Plus - Introducing the Continental Op (Paperback)
Dashiell Hammett
R113 Discovery Miles 1 130 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Thin Man (Paperback): Dashiell Hammett The Thin Man (Paperback)
Dashiell Hammett
R207 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R25 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'When I opened my eyes and sat up in bed Nora was shaking me and a man with a gun in his hand was standing in the bedroom doorway.' Ex-detective Nick Charles attracts trouble like a magnet. He thinks his sleuthing days are over, but when Julia Wolf, a former acquaintance, is found dead, her body riddled with bullets, Nick - along with his glamorous wife, Nora - can't resist making a few enquiries. Clyde Miller Wynant, Julia's lover and boss, has disappeared. Everyone is after him, but Nick is not convinced Wynant is the murderer - and when he finds a junked-up hoodlum with a careless attitude to guns in his bedroom, it's only the beginning of his troubles.

Red Harvest (Paperback): Dashiell Hammett Red Harvest (Paperback)
Dashiell Hammett
R237 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R29 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'An acknowledged literary landmark' [Robert Graves] from 'The dean of the school of hard-boiled fiction' [New York Times] The Continental Op first heard Personville called Poisonville by Hickey Dewey. But since Dewey also called a shirt a shoit, he didn't think anything of it. Until he went there and his client, the only honest man in Poisonville, was murdered. Then the Op decided to stay to punish the guilty. And that meant taking on the entire town...

The Big Book of the Continental Op (Paperback): Dashiell Hammett The Big Book of the Continental Op (Paperback)
Dashiell Hammett; Edited by Richard Layman, Julie M Rivett
R618 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R188 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Arson Plus Illustrated (Paperback): Dashiell Hammett Arson Plus Illustrated (Paperback)
Dashiell Hammett
R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest (Hardcover, New ed): Dashiell Hammett The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest (Hardcover, New ed)
Dashiell Hammett
R370 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R44 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As an operative for Pinkerton's Detective Agency Dashiell Hammett knew about sleuthing from the inside, but his career was cut short by the ruin of his health in World War I. These three celebrated novels are therefore the products of a hard real life, not a literary education. Despite - or because of - that, Hammett had an enormous effect on mainstream writers between the wars. Like his readers, they were attracted by the combination of laconic style, sharp convincing dialogue, vivid settings and, above all, the low-life, hard-boiled characters who populate the streets of his stories. Taking detective fiction out of the drawing-room, Hammett 'gave murder back to the kind of people that commit it', as Raymond Chandler said. In so doing, he left his mark on modern fiction.

The Thin Man (Paperback, 1st Vintage crime/Black Lizard ed): Dashiell Hammett The Thin Man (Paperback, 1st Vintage crime/Black Lizard ed)
Dashiell Hammett
R360 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R114 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett's most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated comedy of manners.

The Thin Man (Paperback): Dashiell Hammett The Thin Man (Paperback)
Dashiell Hammett
R235 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R30 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The last novel from the unsurpassed master of American detective fiction, Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man is a genre-defining mystery novel, published in Penguin Modern Classics. Ex-detective Nick Charles plans to spend a quiet Christmas holed up in a hotel suite with his glamorous wife Nora, their pet Schnauzer and a case of good Scotch. But then a bullet-riddled corpse and a missing inventor (not to mention the attentions of a beautiful young woman) force him out of retirement and back into business. Trying to make sense of false leads, suspicious alibis and mistaken identities, Nick and Nora are thrown into a world of gangsters, hoodlums and speakeasies, where no-one can be trusted. Dashiell Hammett was credited with inventing the hardboiled crime novel, and this story of murder and mayhem in Manhattan, with its breakneck plot, snappy dialogue - and the hard-drinking, wisecracking couple Nick and Nora - is one of his most thrillingly enjoyable mysteries. Dashiel Samuel Hammett (1894-1961) was born on a farm in southern Maryland, and grew up in Philadelphia and Baltimore. He left school at the age of fourteen, and after various jobs became an operative for Pinkerton's Detective Agency. The First World War intervened, and Hammett soon turned to writing, becoming, during the 1920s, the unquestioned master of detective-story fiction in America. The Maltese Falcon (1930), The Thin Man (1932) and The Glass Key (1931) are among his most famous novels. If you enjoyed The Thin Man, you might like Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep and Other Novels, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'The ace performer' Raymond Chandler, author of The Big Sleep 'The exuberance of language, the relish with which seediness is described ... it's a pleasure to imagine Hammett cutting loose with whatever rascally high jinks he could cook up' Margaret Atwood, author of The Blind Assassin

Detective Stories and Other Writings (Paperback): Dashiell Hammett Detective Stories and Other Writings (Paperback)
Dashiell Hammett
R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Assistant Murderer (Paperback): Dashiell Hammett The Assistant Murderer (Paperback)
Dashiell Hammett
R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Arson Plus (Paperback): Dashiell Hammett Arson Plus (Paperback)
Dashiell Hammett
R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Red Harvest (Paperback, 1st Vintage crime/Black Lizard ed): Dashiell Hammett Red Harvest (Paperback, 1st Vintage crime/Black Lizard ed)
Dashiell Hammett
R375 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R117 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even if that meant taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain.

The Continental Op - Short Story Collection (Paperback): Dashiell Hammett The Continental Op - Short Story Collection (Paperback)
Dashiell Hammett 1
R266 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R34 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Not just the first of the tough school of crime-writing but the best' THE TIMES Dashiell Hammett is the true inventor of modern detective fiction and the creator of the private eye, the isolated hero in a world where treachery is the norm. The Continental Op was his great first contribution to the genre and these seven stories, which first appeared in the magazine Black Mask, are the best examples of Hammett's early writing, in which his formidable literary and moral imagination is already operating at full strength. The Continental Op is the dispassionate fat man working for the Continental Detective Agency, modelled on the Pinkerton Agency, whose only interest is in doing his job in a world of violence, passion, desperate action and great excitement.

The Glass Key (Paperback): Dashiell Hammett The Glass Key (Paperback)
Dashiell Hammett
R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dashiell Hammett's strangest and most personal work - 'Great crime fiction started with Hammett' James Ellroy Ned Beaumont is a tall, thin, moustache-wearing, TB-ridden, drinking, gambling, hanger-on to the political boss of a corrupt Eastern city. Nevertheless, like every Hammett hero (and like Hammett himself), he has an unbreakable, if idiosyncratic, moral code. Ned's boss wants to better himself with a thoroughbred senator's daughter; but does he want it badly enough to commit murder? If he's innocent, who wants him in the frame? Beaumont must find out.

The Assistant Murderer (Paperback): Dashiell Hammett The Assistant Murderer (Paperback)
Dashiell Hammett
R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Adventures of Sam Spade and Other Stories (Hardcover): Dashiell Hammett The Adventures of Sam Spade and Other Stories (Hardcover)
Dashiell Hammett; Introduction by Ellery Queen
R891 Discovery Miles 8 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Adventures of Sam Spade and Other Stories (Paperback): Dashiell Hammett The Adventures of Sam Spade and Other Stories (Paperback)
Dashiell Hammett; Introduction by Ellery Queen
R589 Discovery Miles 5 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Battle of the Aleutians - A Graphic History, 1942-1943 (Hardcover): Dashiell Hammett, Robert Colodny The Battle of the Aleutians - A Graphic History, 1942-1943 (Hardcover)
Dashiell Hammett, Robert Colodny; Illustrated by Harry Fletcher
R753 Discovery Miles 7 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Honor And Memory Of The Men Of The North Pacific Theater Who Died So That A Continent Might Be Free.

The Battle Of The Aleutians - A Graphic History, 1942-1943 (Paperback): Dashiell Hammett, Robert Colodny The Battle Of The Aleutians - A Graphic History, 1942-1943 (Paperback)
Dashiell Hammett, Robert Colodny; Illustrated by Harry Fletcher
R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Honor And Memory Of The Men Of The North Pacific Theater Who Died So That A Continent Might Be Free.

Level 4: The Maltese Falcon Book & Multi-ROM with MP3 Pack (Paperback): Dashiell Hammett Level 4: The Maltese Falcon Book & Multi-ROM with MP3 Pack (Paperback)
Dashiell Hammett
R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Pearson English Active Readers present stories carefully written and graded across five levels for teachers of English who want to activate their students' language through reading, . From original stories, classic and contemporary fiction, to film adaptations and nonfiction titles, an integrated skills approach consolidates vocabulary and develops language skills while learners experience the joy of reading. Find out more at english.com/readers

The Return of the Thin Man (Hardcover): Dashiell Hammett The Return of the Thin Man (Hardcover)
Dashiell Hammett 1
R346 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R57 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Although characters and stories like Sam Spade and The Maltese Falcon are famous the world over, Dashiel Hammett wrote only five full-length novels in his career. Now two new stories have been discovered in his papers. Following the enormous success of 'The Thin Man' movie in 1934, Hammett wrote two novellas starring the same retired private investigator Nick Charles and his former debutante wife Nora. Written with classic, barbed Hammett dialogue, these two novellas have finally come to light. Together they make The Return of the Thin Man, the first new Dashiell Hammett book in nearly half a century. Dashiell Hammett died in 1961. His influence inspired writers as diverse as Raymond Chandler and William Burroughs and changed the face of crime writing forever.

Maltese Falcon & the Thin Man & Red Harvest (Hardcover): Dashiel Hammett Maltese Falcon & the Thin Man & Red Harvest (Hardcover)
Dashiel Hammett
R656 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R113 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The three classic novels published here in one volume are rich with the crisp prose, subtle characters, and intricate plots that made Dashiell Hammett one of the most admired writers of the twentieth century.

A one-time detective and a master of deft understatement, Hammett virtually invented the hard-boiled crime novel. In THE MALTESE FALCON, Sam Spade, a private eye with his own solitary code of ethics, tangles with a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. THE THIN MAN introduces Hammett's wittiest creations, Nick and Nora Charles, who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. And in RED HARVEST, Hammett's anonymous tough-guy detective, the Continental Op, takes on the entire town of Poisonville in a deadly war against corruption.

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