Literature

Dashiell Hammett’s Short Story: Arson Plus

Dashiell Hammett was born in 1894. Dropping out of school at age 13, he worked various low-paying jobs including stints as a freight clerk, railroad laborer, messenger boy, and stevedore. In 1915, he began as a detective for the Pinkerton Agency. Using his experiences as a detective, he began writing and his first story was(…)

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Dashiell Hammett’s Short Story: Arson Plus

Dashiell Hammett was born in 1894. Dropping out of school at age 13, he worked various low-paying jobs including stints as a freight clerk, railroad laborer, messenger boy, and stevedore. In 1915, he began as a detective for the Pinkerton Agency. Using his experiences as a detective, he began writing and his first story was(…)

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The Man Who Would be King by Rudyard Kipling

The following is part of our classic literature series on the Green Man Blog. Enjoy! The Man Who Would be King by Rudyard Kipling The Law, as quoted, lays down a fair conduct of life, and one not easy to follow. I have been fellow to a beggar again and again under circumstances which prevented(…)

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