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Red Harvest By Dashiell Hammett

Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett

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Summary

'An acknowledged literary landmark' [Robert Graves] from 'The dean of the school of hard-boiled fiction' [New York Times]

Red Harvest Summary

Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett

'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...

Red Harvest Reviews

His name remains one of the most important and recognisable in the crime fiction genre. Hammett set the standard for much of the work that would follow * INDEPENDENT *
He is master of the detective novel, yes, but also one hell of a writer * BOSTON GLOBE *
Hammett's prose is clean and entirely unique. His characters are as sharp and economically defined as any in American literature * NEW YORK TIMES *
One of the foremost practitioners of the hard-boiled detective story * SCOTSMAN *
He put these people down on paper as they are, and he made them talk and think in the language they customarily used -- Raymond Chandler
The first fully "hard-boiled" hero in American letters * NEW YORKER *
The dean of the school of hard-boiled fiction * NEW YORK TIMES *
...a literary classic dealing with corruption by one of the masters of crime fiction * CATHOLIC HERALD *

About Dashiell Hammett

Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) was born in Maryland and worked in a number of menial jobs until he became an operative for the Pinkerton Detective Agency. His experiences as a private detective laid the foundations for his writing career. His work includes RED HARVEST, THE MALTESE FALCON, THE GLASS KEY, THE THIN MAN and some eighty short stories, mostly published in Black Mask magazine.

Additional information

GOR005892896
9781409138082
1409138089
Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2012-12-20
224
N/A
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