The Life Of Dashiell Hamnett Diane Johnson Hogarth Press 1984


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The Life Of Dashiell Hamnett by Diane Johnson

Definitive biography of Samuel Dashiell Hammett (1894 – 1961), an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse). In addition to the significant influence his novels and stories had on film, Hammett "is now widely regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time"


  • Publisher Chatto & Windus, The Hogarth Press, London; 1984
  • Yellow Cloth Hardback, 344 pp
  • Illustrated in b/w
  • Size 240 x 160mm, 950g
  • ISBN 0 7011 2766 X

Condition: Very Good – Good Clipped DJ, No Inscriptions, Very Good Copy

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