Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: Advance Review Copy; First Printing
Publisher: New York And London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981.
A Fine first Printing of the First Edition, Advance Review Copy, in a barely shelfworn Near Fine dust-jacket. There is an insert from the publisher laid in.
Shadow Man: the Life of Dashiell Hammett is the biography of one of the most prolific and important American writers of the 20th century, Dashiell Hammett. The book tells Hammett's life story from his childhood in St. Louis to his early years as a crime writer, to his later years as a playwright and screenwriter. The book also includes a biography of Hammett's partner and friend, Raymond Chandler, and a discussion of Hammett's work.; 8vo; 285 pages.