The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

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Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett's most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated comedy of manners.


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About Dashiell Hammett

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Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, screenplay writer, and political activist. He created enduring characters including Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse).
 
Published January 5, 2011 by Vintage. 210 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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Pub Date: Jan. 8th, 1933 ISBN: 0679722637 Page count: 2...

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Yet another trip to the Hammett archive discloses the two screen stories on which the films After the Thin Man (1936) and Another Thin Man (1939) were based, along with a bonus, an unproduced (and probably unproducible) outline for a Sequel to The Thin Man.

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Publishers Weekly

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Hammett completists and film fans will best appreciate this collection containing the story treatments that became After the Thin Man (1936) and Another Thin Man (1939), the sequels to the original Hollywood hit, The Thin Man (1934), starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as imbibing investigators...

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New York Journal of Books

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The Return of the Thin Man comprises both novellas.After the Thin Man brings back Dashiell Hammett’s classic characters: retired private investigator Nick Charles and his wife Nora.

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Book Reporter

... The volume consists of two works written by Dashiell Hammett following the film
adaption of his iconic novel, THE THIN MAN. The creations ...

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Macleans

When Thin Man proved the surprise hit of 1934—the chemistry of actors William Powell and Myrna Loy fuelled by Hammett’s snappy dialogue—MGM yoked him into a $2,000-a-week contract to continue the franchise.

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Huntington News

"Return of the Thin Man" contains two screen stories: "After the Thin Man" and "Another Thin Man", as well as a short treatment for another sequel to "The Thin Man" movie.

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Journal Sentinel

That, and the screen story for another "Thin Man" sequel (which became, unimaginatively, the movie "Another Thin Man") wound up being the last pieces of long fiction Hammett ever wrote.

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Scotsman.com

Lillian Hellman, with whom Hammett had a volatile, 30-year affair, and to whom The Thin Man is dedicated, addressed why Hammett stopped writing novels after his fifth published work in an introduction to a compilation of the writer’s work: “I have been asked many times over the years why he did n...

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