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The big knockover

Dashiell Hammett

The big knockover

selected stores and short novels of

by Dashiell Hammett

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

First printing.

StatementDashiell Hammett ; edited and with an introduction by Lillian Hellman.
ContributionsHellman, Lillian, 1906-
The Physical Object
Pagination[i]-xxi [1] p., [1]-355 [1] p., 3 ℗ . ;
Number of Pages355
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14145882M

The Big Knockover () The Continental Op () Nightmare Town and Other Stories () Dashiell Hammett: Crime Stories and Other Writings () Dashiell Hammett: A Retrospective Anthology () Vintage Hammett () Lost Stories () Return of the Thin Man (). Short, thick-bodied, mulishly stubborn, and indifferent to physical pain, Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op was the prototype for generations of tough-guy detectives. He is also the hero of most of the nine stories in this volume. The Op's one enthusiasm is doing his job, and in The Big Knockover the jobs entail taking on a gang of modern-day freebooters, a vice-ridden hell's 4/5(5).

DASHIELL HAMMETT (), is the unquestioned master of detective-story fiction in America, and is universally recognized as a literary pioneer of the highest distinction. Among his many works of noir fiction are Red Harvest (), The Dain C. Description of the book "Big Knockover": Nine short stories, many featuring the Continental Op. Includes the unfinished novel, Tulip, and a memoir by Lillian Hellman. Reviews of the Big Knockover To date about the e-book we've Big Knockover comments users have never still still left their own writeup on the action, or you cannot see clearly but.

Description of the book "The Big Knockover": Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op was the prototype for generations of tough-guy detectives. Short, squat and as stubborn as a mule, the Op's only enthusiasm was doing his job and, in the stories in THE BIG KNOCKOVER, the job means solving the bank heist to end all bank heists, taking on a gang of freebooters, cleaning . Samuel Dashiell Hammett (/ d ə ˈ ʃ iː l ˈ h æ m ɪ t /; – Janu ) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories. He was also a screenwriter 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 Children: 2.


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The Big Knockover book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Short, thick-bodied, mulishly stubborn, and indifferent to physi /5. This is a one volume republication of nine of Hammett's long short stories, some of which are not The big knockover book well known because of their more obscure origins in the pulps, and the unfinished Tulip.

Lillian Hellman who thought of him as her beloved friend over the thirty years she knew him, remembers him fittingly and touchingly in a memoir which goes back to the fat, loose wild.

"The Big Knockover" was edited by Dashiell Hammett's longtime companion, the playwright Lillian Hellman, who wrote the introduction to the book in5 years after Hammett died. She affectionately describes how they met, their relationship, how he died, and provides some insight into Hammett's personality from someone who knew him well.5/5(5).

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: The Big Knockover: Selected Stories and Short Novels: Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library.

Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be Range: $ - $ The Continental Op is a fictional character created by Dashiell Hammett.

He is a private investigator employed as an operative of the Continental Detective Agency's San Francisco office. The stories are all told in the first person and his name is never given.

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