Le faucon de Malte by Dasshiell Hammett Summary
Le Faucon de Malte (titre original: The Maltese Falcon), réédité sous le titre Le Faucon maltais, est un roman policier de Dashiell Hammett, publié en 1930. Il s'agit d'un des chefs-d'oeuvre du roman noir.Beaucoup auraient remué ciel et terre pour se l'approprier, ce faucon. Certains y avaient déjà laissé leur peau. Le détective Miles Archer lui-même y était resté. Mais son associé, Sam Spade, rusé, tenace, entreprenant jusqu'au cynisme, les manoeuvres comme des enfants. Il esquive même de justesse les pièges que lui tend Brigid O'Saughnessy, la fausse ingénue, et touche au but. Mais saura-t-il tirer profit de cette victoire?
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett Summary
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 coolly glittering gem of detective fiction, a novel that has haunted three generations of readers.
Discovering the Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade by Richard Layman Summary
"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 Many of the discoveries here are previously unpublished.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.
Study Guide to The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett by Intelligent Education Summary
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.
In Search of the Maltese Falcon by Mario Fenech Summary
While scuba diving off the coast of Spain, Cyrus and Samantha make a startling discovery. A trunk containing a map to the mysterious island of Melita, and the treasure hidden there. Suddenly, Cyrus and Samantha find themselves embarking on a treacherous adventure that will forever alter their lives, and the lives of their crew.
The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett) - illustrated - (Literary Thoughts Edition) by Dashiell Hammett Summary
Literary Thoughts edition presents The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett ------ "The Maltese Falcon" is a 1930 published detective novel by Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961), telling the story of San Francisco based private detective Samuel "Sam" Spade, who gets hired by a beautiful young woman, "Miss Wonderly", to follow a guy named Floyd Thursby. Sam Spade and his partner Miles Archer take the job, but later that night, Archer is found shot to death. A few hours later, Thursby is also killed and Spade is a suspect. Sam Spade finds out, that it is all about the title object, a foot-high black statuette of unknown but substantial value. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage www.literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett (Book Analysis) by Bright Summaries Summary
Unlock the more straightforward side of The Maltese Falcon with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, a riveting detective novel that takes the reader on a fast-paced tour of the criminal underbelly of 1930s San Francisco. It all begins when private detective Sam Spade’s partner is murdered, and his attempts to solve the case and clear his own name lead him into a tangled web of criminal liaisons, all of whom have one thing in common: they are all searching for a mythical artefact known as the Maltese Falcon, and Spade may be the only one with the skills to track it down... The Maltese Falcon is considered a pioneering example of ‘hard-boiled’ detective fiction, and also had a significant influence on the emerging cinematic genre of film noir through the 1941 film adaptation starring Humphrey Bogart. Find out everything you need to know about The Maltese Falcon in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon by Matthew J. Bruccoli Summary
Provides researchers basic materials useful in studying The Maltese Falcon: background readings related to Hammett's life; composition of the novel; reception of the novel, including reviews and critical response; and the various media adaptations of this classic complex story.
Social Criticism in Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest and the Maltese Falcon by Ole Wagner Summary
Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Heidelberg (Anglistisches Seminar ), course: Twentieth Century Crime Fiction, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This essay will explore how social criticism is performed in two novels of Dashiell Hammett. Red Harvest is often described as "the first hard-boiled novel," giving it the status of a literary landmark. Here the author gives us a clear impression of his characteristic world and his social vision of it. Therefore, the novel appears to be an interesting subject to look how this kind of literature employs social criticism. The other book that will be examined here is The Maltese Falcon, one of the most popular and best known hard-boiled crime novels ever, that has served as a model for many authors. As Robert Shulman argues, Hammet gives his "social vision its fullest expression" in this novel, showing "his concern with American individualism." Thus, as this examination is limited to two works, it seems most sensible to use The Maltese Falcon along with Red Harvest for this purpose to produce a good insight into the social criticism in Hammett's books. Before beginning with the study, it is necessary to make clear what 'social criticism' is here, as the term itself has a wide meaning. 'Social' will be discussed in the sense, as the Merriam-Webster dictionary puts it, "of or relating to human society, the interaction of the individual and the group, or the welfare of human beings as members of society." This means that in a smaller sense, the term 'social' concerns the way the individuals, the characters of the novels, deal with each other, and, in a larger sense, how the society is organized and how its institutions treat the individual and the group, which also brings economic and political components into the scope of the study. The Maltese Falcon and Red Harvest are particularly well suited for suc
The Maltese Falcon to Body of Lies by Robert Von Hallberg Summary
Examining twenty-eight great noir films from the earliest examples of the genre, including The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, and Out of the Past, to such twenty-first-century spy films as The Good Shepherd, Syriana, and The Bourne Ultimatum, this study explores the representations of trust and commitment that noir and spy films propose.
Spade & Archer by Joe Gores Summary
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.