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Description - The Big Sleep and Other Novels by Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler created the fast-talking, trouble-seeking Californian private eye Philip Marlowe for his first great novel The Big Sleep in 1939. Marlowe's entanglement with the Sternwood family - and an attendant cast of colourful underworld figures - is the background to a story reflecting all the tarnished glitter of the great American Dream. The detective's iconic image burns just as brightly in Farewell, My Lovely, on the trail of a missing nightclub crooner. And the inimitable Marlowe is able to prove that trouble really is his business in Chandler's brilliant epitaph, The Long Good-Bye. 'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards that others still try to attain.' Sunday Times

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141182612
ISBN-10: 014118261X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 29mm)
Pages: 672
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Raymond Chandler

'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards that others still try to attain.' Sunday Times Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and moved to England with his family when he was twelve. He attended Dulwich College, Alma Mater to some of the twentieth century's most renowned writers. Returning to America in 1912, he settled in California, worked in a number of jobs, and later married. It was during the Depression era that he seriously turned his hand to writing and his first published story appeared in the pulp magazine Black Mask in 1933, followed six years later by his first novel. The Big Sleep introduced the world to Philip Marlowe, the often imitated but never-bettered hard-boiled private investigator.

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