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DASHIELL HAMMETT QUOTE T-SHIRT
A cult writer t-shirt available in black cotton.
'I've Been As Bad An Influence On American Literature As Anyone I Can Think Of.'
Celebrate the 'dean of American hard boiled fiction' with this exclusive Dashiell Hammett Quote T-Shirt, the iconic figure who revolutionized detective fiction. Our Dashiell Hammett T-Shirt pays homage to this literary legend, combining style and substance for fans of crime noir and literary aficionados alike.
Dashiell Hammett, born in 1894, embarked on a fascinating career that would shape his unique perspective on crime and justice. Before he became a renowned author, Hammett worked as an operative for the legendary Pinkerton Detective Agency, where he honed his investigative skills and developed an acute understanding of the criminal underworld. Inspired by his real-life experiences, he infused his writing with gritty realism, making his stories resonate with readers on a profound level.
Hammett's writing style is characterized by its raw authenticity, sharp dialogue, and vivid descriptions. His narratives are intricately plotted, filled with moral ambiguity, and driven by flawed yet compelling characters. He pioneered the hard-boiled detective genre, a gritty and realistic approach to crime fiction that stripped away the glamour and romanticism often associated with the genre, revealing the dark underbelly of society. Hammett's works captivate readers with their intricate mysteries, fast-paced action, and a touch of cynicism that reflected the era's disillusionment.
His best known works include
"The Maltese Falcon" (1930): This timeless classic introduces readers to the enigmatic private detective Sam Spade, who finds himself embroiled in a web of intrigue and murder when he takes on a case involving a priceless statue of a falcon. The novel's intricate plot and morally ambiguous characters have solidified its place as a masterpiece of detective fiction.
"The Thin Man" (1934): This witty and fast-paced novel introduces the iconic detective duo Nick and Nora Charles. Amidst the backdrop of Prohibition-era New York, they navigate a glamorous world of cocktail parties, jazz clubs, and mysterious murders. Hammett's sharp dialogue and sparkling characterization make "The Thin Man" a delightful and enduring classic.
"Red Harvest" (1929): In this hard-hitting tale, the unnamed Continental Op is sent to Personville, a corrupt mining town overrun by rival gangs. As he pits them against each other, chaos ensues, and the lines between good and evil blur. "Red Harvest" showcases Hammett's masterful storytelling and his ability to portray the darkest aspects of human nature.
"The Glass Key" (1931): This gripping novel delves into the treacherous world of politics, crime, and loyalty. As political boss Paul Madvig becomes embroiled in a scandal, his loyal right-hand man, Ned Beaumont, works tirelessly to protect him. With its intricate plot twists and complex characters, "The Glass Key" remains an exemplary work of the genre.
Immerse yourself in the world of Dashiell Hammett with our stylish and thought-provoking t-shirt. Pay tribute to this legendary writer and let his spirit of mystery and intrigue become a part of your own story.
Here at Hellwood our t-shirts are printed onto the Gildan Heavy Cotton brand of t-shirts (GD5000).
Material: 100% cotton.
Seamless twin needle collar.
Taped neck and shoulders.
Twin needle sleeves and hem.
Most of our t-shirts are printed onto the Gildan range of clothing. The Gildan tees are 100% preshrunk cotton. We find these tees are particularly suited to DTG printing and are available in a wide variety of sizes and colours. Occasionally, when stock dictates, we will use a similar brand of equivalent quality. All of our t-shirts are manufactured using the latest Direct To Garment printing (DTG) printing methods. Unlike traditional screen printing DTG does not require detailed layer seperation, screen preparation etc which makes it the ideal print solution for detailed, multi-coloured designs. As the name suggests, all our t-shirts have their designs printed directly onto the garment using specially formulated garment inks. For best results we recommend washing all our t-shirts inside out with similar colours and on a cool 30 degree wash. To avoid any excessive shrinkage avoid the tumble dryer and let Mother Nature do her work by line drying your tee.
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