The Maltese Falcon

609 WordsFeb 17, 20182 Pages
Readers who have never picked up on the Dashiell Hammett detective novel The Maltese Falcon 1930 or seen the classic 1941 film adaptation, which follows the novel almost verbatim, can feel a strong sense of familiarity, faced for the first time in history. In this book, Hammett invented the hard-boiled private eye genre, introducing many of the elements that readers have come to expect from detective stories: mysterious, attractive woman whose love can be a trap , search for exotic icon that people are willing to kill the detective, who plays both sides of the law, to find the truth , but it is ultimately driven by a strong moral code , and shootings and beatings enough for readers to share the feeling of danger Detective . For decades , countless writers have copied the themes and motifs Hammett may rarely come anywhere near him almost perfect blend of cynicism and excitement. Hammett is one of those rare writers whose critical esteem overcame a small genre in which he wrote. Former detective himself, who wrote about the business with a keen eye for the details of the case, but also showed a special ability to engage in dialogue and understanding the depths of the human soul. Hammett in his life, he was considered a great detective writer , producing five novels, over eighty books and numerous scripts for Hollywood and radio. Today, he is respected as one of the most important and original writers of the United States. The novel begins with Brigid O'Shaughnessy hires
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