Red Harvest Summary
Dashiell Hammett

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Red Harvest Summary

Red Harvest presents a literary image of the United States as a violent, greedy, power-hungry society. The main villains are not the gangsters but wealthy influential people who use thugs to defend their often ill-gotten wealth and the power derived from it.

This lust for money and power is stronger than even family ties, as witnessed by the death of Donald Wilsson caused indirectly by his own father.

The question Hammett presents to...

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Red Harvest Short Guide