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The thin man

Dashiell Hammett

The thin man

by Dashiell Hammett

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Published by Penguin in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementDashiell Hammett.
The Physical Object
Pagination189 p. ;
Number of Pages189
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19492473M
ISBN 100140285571
OCLC/WorldCa59455593

  Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man invented a new kind of crime fiction. It was hard-boiled, but also light-hearted; funny, with a hint of homicide. Nick and Nora Charles — and Asta, their wire-haired. As a book in the hard-boiled genre, The Thin Man was highly successful. Though this book is the only one to include Nick and Nora Charles, their story has been adapted for the silver screen, with six films featuring the couple, the first of which was released on .

  ‎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/5(22). Nick and Nora Charles from his fifth and final novel, “The Thin Man” also set the prototype for the archetype of the romantic crime solving couple. There interactions are marked by smart banter and sharp repartee. In the novel, Nick is a former private detective married to wealthy heiress, Nora who herself was inspired by Lillian Hellman.

  The Thin Man was released just before the infamous Hays code began to be officially enforced by the MPAA, setting tight restrictions on movie content. Thus, the movie got away with centering a great deal of its humor around Nick and Nora's constant - even competitive- martini drinking. By , when Hammett published The Thin Man, the hardboiled detective novel was a well-established American genre, with its disillusioned, tough investigators markedly distinct from their.


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