The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon


  • Author : William Luhr
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 0813522374


The Maltese Falcon Book Description :

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The Maltese Falcon
Score: 3.5
From 119 Ratings

The Maltese Falcon


  • Author : Dashiell Hammett
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2015-09-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551998480


The Maltese Falcon Book Description :

One of the most influential mystery novels ever written, and the only one to star the legendary and iconic Sam Spade. When Spade’s partner is killed on what appears to be a routine case, Spade is drawn into the search for a mysterious, valuable object known as the Maltese Falcon, and must contend with the eclectic criminals looking for it, any of which would happily kill Spade (or each other), or use him for their own ends. It has been adapted for film three times, most famously starring Humphrey Bogart. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Maltese Falcon
Score: 3.5
From 119 Ratings

The Maltese Falcon


  • Author : Dashiell Hammett
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release Date : 2010-12-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307767516


The Maltese Falcon Book Description :

A coolly glittering gem of detective fiction that has haunted three generations of readers, from one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. These are the ingredients of Dashiell Hammett's iconic, influential, and beloved The Maltese Falcon.

The Maltese Falcon
Score: 3.5
From 119 Ratings

The Maltese Falcon


  • Author : Dashiell Hammett
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2015-09-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551998480


The Maltese Falcon Book Description :

One of the most influential mystery novels ever written, and the only one to star the legendary and iconic Sam Spade. When Spade’s partner is killed on what appears to be a routine case, Spade is drawn into the search for a mysterious, valuable object known as the Maltese Falcon, and must contend with the eclectic criminals looking for it, any of which would happily kill Spade (or each other), or use him for their own ends. It has been adapted for film three times, most famously starring Humphrey Bogart. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Maltese Falcon
Score: 3.5
From 122 Ratings

The Maltese Falcon


  • Author : Dashiell Hammett
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2014-08-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471917684


The Maltese Falcon Book Description :

One of the greatest crime novels of the 20th century. '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 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?

Discovering the Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade

Discovering the Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade


  • Author : Richard Layman
  • Publisher : Vince Emery Prod
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015066087084


Discovering the Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade Book Description :

"Dashiell Hammett's novel The Maltese Falcon is often named as one of the best twentieth-century novels. John Huston's film adaptation is one of the earliest examples of film noir. It made Humphrey Bogart a star, and was selected by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 greatest movies of all time. Now, Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade uncovers from institutional and private archives a wealth of treasures about Hammett's masterpiece, his detective Sam Spade, the three film versions of the novel, stage adaptations, Sam Spade short stories, radio presentations, and even comics. Many of the discoveries here are previously unpublished. The book provides hundreds of rare documents and original source materials, including production notes for the three movie versions. Contributors include Dashiell Hammett himself, plus Jo Hammett, Richard Layman, Mary Astor, Joseph Shaw, Dorothy Parker, John Huston, Hal Wallis, Darryl F. Zanuck, Joe Gores, William F. Nolan, and more than fifty additional writers. It is illustrated with more than 200 photos, illustrations, and facsimiles. The book is a joy for fans of Hammett, Sam Spade, detective fiction, film noir, and the history of literature and cinema."--Publisher's website.

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon


  • Author : Marie Cahill
  • Publisher : Gallery Books
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Maltese falcon (Motion picture)
  • Pages : 111
  • ISBN 10 : 083174572X


The Maltese Falcon Book Description :

Study Guide to The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Study Guide to The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett


  • Author : Intelligent Education
  • Publisher : Influence Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-06-28
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9781645420774


Study Guide to The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett Book Description :

A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, who is considered one of the best detective-story writers in America. As an author of action-detective novels, Hammett wrote legendary characters which were eventually turned into movie, radio, and TV drama figures. Moreover, his work explored complex themes such as logic prevailing over crime and the place of order in human life. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Hammett’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Spade   Archer
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Spade Archer


  • Author : Joe Gores
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-02-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 030727148X


Spade Archer Book Description :

A wonderfully dark, pitch-perfect noir prequel to The Maltese Falcon, featuring Dashiell Hammett’s beloved detective, Sam Spade. It’s 1921—seven years before Sam Spade will solve the famous case of the Maltese Falcon. He’s just set up his own agency in San Francisco and he gets off to a quick start, working cases (he doesn’t do domestic) and hiring a bright young secretary named Effie Perrine. When he’s hired by a prominent San Francisco banker to find his missing son, Spade gets the break he’s been looking for. He spends the next few years dealing with booze runners, waterfront thugs, banking swindlers, gold smugglers, and bumbling cops. He brings in Miles Archer as a partner to help bolster the agency, though it was Archer who stole his girl while he was fighting in World War I. All along, Spade will tangle with an enigmatic villain who holds a long-standing grudge against Spade. And, of course, he’ll fall in love—though it won’t turn out for the best. It never does with dames. From the Trade Paperback edition.