Lessons from "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett

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The Maltese Falcon is a novel written by Dashiell Hammett in 1929. It was originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, in 1930. Readers and critics see this book as one of the best detective novels ever written, but they also see it as a great piece of literature. With 217 pages, it is an easy read but is a stimulating story. The main character of this book is a private investigator named Sam Spade. The story revolves around him being lied to and interrogated constantly by people who are hiring him to find the statue called The Maltese Falcon. It was believed to have priceless jewels and other forms of wealth within the inside of the ordinary statue. The conflict shows up after several different events mentioned in the story are soon put together as more people are dying, as more people hire Spade and as more of those employers begin to lie to him. This would be an example of external conflict (man vs. man). The story is told in third person point of view which makes the book more appealing. Sometimes the plot is difficult to understand and hard to follow but it pays ...

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