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THE MALTESE FALCON (1930) set the standard by which the private eye genre is judged. Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down ...Show synopsisTHE MALTESE FALCON (1930) set the standard by which the private eye genre is judged. 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?Hide synopsis
Description:New. Franklin Library, 1987. Full black cover with raised bands...New. Franklin Library, 1987. Full black cover with raised bands on spine, silver ornamentation and page block edges, silk moir.
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Anyone wanting to read the definitive private detective novel,this is the book for you.Even if you have seen Humphry Bogart as Sam Spade in the movie or not,this story is a great tale of greed ,murder,and "The stuff dreams are made of". San Francisco in the 40's, with some of the greatest dialog ever ...
Read 'The Maltese Falcon.' Watch the Bogart movie. Read the book again. One thing that should strike you is the fact that there is scarcely one spare word in either creation. Working with Hammett's book in one hand, John Huston must have slapped his screenplay together in about 30 minutes.
In Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, detective Sam Spade is taller and bulkier than Humphrey Bogart in John Huston's movie version, but otherwise Hammett's versions of Brigid O'Shaughnessy, the fat man Gutman, the perfumed Joel Cairo, and the boy gangster seem right out of central casting. O ...
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