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The Big Sleep

By Raymond Chandler
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Pages : 155
  • Category : Fiction
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"The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Book Code : 0307778428
  • Total of Pages : 128
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  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Book Code : 1400030218
  • Total of Pages : 176
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Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's final novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). In noir master Raymond Chandler's Playback, Philip Marlowe is hired by an influential lawyer he's never heard of to tail a gorgeous redhead, but then decides he'd rather help out the redhead. She's been acquitted of her alcoholic husband's murder, but her father-in-law prefers not to take the court's word for it. "Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence:" -- Ross Macdonald

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By Lawrence Osborne
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  • Publisher : Hogarth
  • Book Code : 1524759635
  • Total of Pages : 272
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Lawrence Osborne brings one of literature’s most enduring detectives back to life—as Private Investigator Philip Marlowe returns for one last adventure. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND NPR • NOMINATED FOR THE EDGAR AND SHAMUS AWARDS The year is 1988. The place, Baja California. And Philip Marlowe—now in his seventy-second year—is living out his retirement in the terrace bar of the La Fonda hotel. Sipping margaritas, playing cards, his silver-tipped cane at the ready. When in saunter two men dressed like undertakers, with a case that has his name written all over it. For Marlowe, this is his last roll of the dice, his swan song. His mission is to investigate the death of Donald Zinn—supposedly drowned off his yacht, and leaving behind a much younger and now very rich wife. But is Zinn actually alive? Are the pair living off the spoils? Set between the border and badlands of Mexico and California, Lawrence Osborne’s resurrection of the iconic Marlowe is an unforgettable addition to the Raymond Chandler canon. Praise for Only to Sleep “A new case for Philip Marlowe and—have a smell from the barrel, all you gunsels and able grables —it crackles.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) “Brilliant. Osborne and Chandler are a perfect match.”—William Boyd, author of Any Human Heart “A Marlowe we at once know, but have never met before. As much a meditation on aging and memory as it is a crime thriller.”—Los Angeles Times “It’s the kind of book where, when you read it, it turns the world to black and white for a half-hour afterward. It leaves you with the taste of rum and blood in your mouth. It hangs with you like a scar.”—NPR

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  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Book Code : 1400030234
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
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This collection by crime fiction master Raymond Chandler features four long stories in which private eye Philip Marlowe is hired to protect a rich old guy from a gold digger, runs afoul of crooked politicos, gets a line on some stolen jewels with a reward attached, and stumbles across a murder victim who may have been an extortionist.

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  • Total of Pages : 240
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The #1 New York Times bestselling classic frontier adventure novel that inspired two award-winning films! Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America’s foremost writers. True Grit, his most famous novel, was first published in 1968, and became the basis for two movies, the 1969 classic starring John Wayne and, in 2010, a new version starring Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges and written and directed by the Coen brothers. True Grit tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen when the coward Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash. Mattie leaves home to avenge her father’s blood. With one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, by her side, Mattie pursues the killer into Indian Territory. True Grit is eccentric, cool, straight, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. From a writer of true status, this is an American classic through and through.

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  • Total of Pages : 304
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  • Pdf File: something-more-than-night.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ian Tregillis's Something More Than Night is a Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler inspired murder mystery set in Thomas Aquinas's vision of Heaven. It's a noir detective story starring fallen angels, the heavenly choir, nightclub stigmatics, a priest with a dirty secret, a femme fatale, and the Voice of God. Somebody has murdered the angel Gabriel. Worse, the Jericho Trumpet has gone missing, putting Heaven on the brink of a truly cosmic crisis. But the twisty plot that unfolds from the murder investigation leads to something much bigger: a con job one billion years in the making. Because this is no mere murder. A small band of angels has decided to break out of heaven, but they need a human patsy to make their plan work. Much of the story is told from the point of view of Bayliss, a cynical fallen angel who has modeled himself on Philip Marlowe. The yarn he spins follows the progression of a Marlowe novel—the mysterious dame who needs his help, getting grilled by the bulls, finding a stiff, getting slipped a mickey. Angels and gunsels, dames with eyes like fire, and a grand maguffin, Something More Than Night is a murder mystery for the cosmos. A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Book Code : 0449015807
  • Total of Pages : 336
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Book Short Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Celebrated food blogger and best-selling cookbook author Deb Perelman knows just the thing for a Tuesday night, or your most special occasion—from salads and slaws that make perfect side dishes (or a full meal) to savory tarts and galettes; from Mushroom Bourguignon to Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe. “Innovative, creative, and effortlessly funny." —Cooking Light Deb Perelman loves to cook. She isn’t a chef or a restaurant owner—she’s never even waitressed. Cooking in her tiny Manhattan kitchen was, at least at first, for special occasions—and, too often, an unnecessarily daunting venture. Deb found herself overwhelmed by the number of recipes available to her. Have you ever searched for the perfect birthday cake on Google? You’ll get more than three million results. Where do you start? What if you pick a recipe that’s downright bad? With the same warmth, candor, and can-do spirit her award-winning blog, Smitten Kitchen, is known for, here Deb presents more than 100 recipes—almost entirely new, plus a few favorites from the site—that guarantee delicious results every time. Gorgeously illustrated with hundreds of her beautiful color photographs, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is all about approachable, uncompromised home cooking. Here you’ll find better uses for your favorite vegetables: asparagus blanketing a pizza; ratatouille dressing up a sandwich; cauliflower masquerading as pesto. These are recipes you’ll bookmark and use so often they become your own, recipes you’ll slip to a friend who wants to impress her new in-laws, and recipes with simple ingredients that yield amazing results in a minimum amount of time. Deb tells you her favorite summer cocktail; how to lose your fear of cooking for a crowd; and the essential items you need for your own kitchen. From salads and slaws that make perfect side dishes (or a full meal) to savory tarts and galettes; from Mushroom Bourguignon to Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe Cake, Deb knows just the thing for a Tuesday night, or your most special occasion.

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By Christina Kovac
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501141716
  • Total of Pages : 320
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  • Total of Pages : 256
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : Fiction
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"The Lady in the Lake" by Raymond Chandler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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By Todd McCarthy
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  • Total of Pages : 768
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The first major biography of one of Old Hollywood’s greatest directors. Sometime partner of the eccentric Howard Hughes, drinking buddy of William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway, an inveterate gambler and a notorious liar, Howard Hawks was the most modern of the great masters and one of the first directors to declare his independence from the major studios. He played Svengali to Lauren Bacall, Montgomery Clift, and others, but Hawks’s greatest creation may have been himself. As The Atlantic Monthly noted, “Todd McCarthy. . . . has gone further than anyone else in sorting out the truths and lies of the life, the skills and the insight and the self-deceptions of the work.” “A fluent biography of the great director, a frequently rotten guy but one whose artistic independence and standards of film morality never failed.” —The New York Times Book Review “Hawks’s life, until now rather an enigma, has been put into focus and made one with his art in Todd McCarthy’s wise and funny Howard Hawks.” —The Wall Street Journal “Excellent. . . . A respectful, exhaustive, and appropriately smartass look at Hollywood’s most versatile director.” —Newsweek

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By Nuala O'Connor
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  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Book Code : 0143192477
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
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Longlisted for the International DUBLIN Literary Award Emily Dickinson’s life is reimagined in her own voice and through eyes of a young Irish maid—an enchanting novel in the spirit of Longbourn and Mrs. Poe Ada Concannon’s first day in America is a success. She’s the new maid for the respected but eccentric Dickinson family of Amherst, Massachusetts. Despite the differences in age and class, eighteen-year-old Ada, “a neat little Irish person, fresh off the boat,” strikes up a deep freindship with Miss Emily, the gifted elder daughter living a spinster’s life at home. Emily is a bastion of support as Ada struggles to find her place in this new world, while Ada’s toil gives Emily the freedom she needs to write. But Emily’s passion for words begins to dominate her life. She decides to wear nothing but white and increasingly avoids the outside world. When Ada’s safety and reputation are threatened, however, Emily faces down her own demons in order to help her friend, with shocking consequences.

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By Jennifer Johnston
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141909439
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 194
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As a child Alec, heir to the big house and only son of a bitter marriage, formed a close friendship with Jerry, a village boy who shared his passion for horses. In 1914 both enlisted in the British Army – Alec goaded by his beautiful, cold mother to fight for King and Country, Jerry to learn his trade for the Irish Nationalist cause. But amid the mud of Flanders, their relationship is tested by an ordeal beyond the horror of the battlefield...

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By Benjamin Black
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Book Code : 0805098151
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 263
  • Pdf File: the-black-eyed-blonde.pdf

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Raymond Chandler's incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career "It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it's being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere." So begins The Black-Eyed Blonde, a new novel featuring Philip Marlowe—yes, that Philip Marlowe. Channeling Raymond Chandler, Benjamin Black has brought Marlowe back to life for a new adventure on the mean streets of Bay City, California. It is the early 1950s, Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. Then a new client is shown in: young, beautiful, and expensively dressed, she wants Marlowe to find her former lover, a man named Nico Peterson. Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson's disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events. Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City's richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune. Only Benjamin Black, a modern master of the genre, could write a new Philip Marlowe detective novel that has all the panache and charm of the originals while delivering a story that is as sharp and fresh as today's best crime fiction.

The Big Sleep

By Meaghan Gray
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  • Publisher : Pronoun
  • Book Code : 1508061726
  • Total of Pages : 199
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 346
  • Pdf File: the-big-sleep.pdf

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For the second time in thirty years, the entire world has fallen asleep. A science fantasy adventure. Get Book Two (The Masters) now! Thirty years after the Greymen caused the decimation of her people, high school drop out Rain Collins spends her days learning to pickpocket and hold her booze. Yet she longs for the freedom and adventure of the Dreamwalkers of the past. When the Greymen return and send her world into a second Big Sleep, Rain discovers her own innate powers and finds the epic adventure she has always sought. But she soon learns that the dangers of the dream world are far greater than she ever expected. Hunted by a particularly fearsome Greyman, Rain must put herself at constant risk to keep her friends and family safe from the nightmares. While she rages against the invaders, she searches for the nefarious truth behind their return. Driven by the true thirst for freedom, she will stop at nothing to drive the Greymen from her planet forever.

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By Terry Collett
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  • Publisher : Booktango
  • Book Code : 1468955527
  • Total of Pages : 1
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 980
  • Pdf File: the-big-sleep.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a collection of poems is from 2009. They have survived the test of time. Some have been published elsewhere, most have not. I have moved on from this genre pf poetry writing, but they are milestones on my road of creativity.

PERTH & THE BIG SLEEP

By Greg Hoey
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  • Publisher : TrashBooks inc.
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 102
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 957
  • Pdf File: perth-the-big-sleep.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A book of fine essays, short stories and 'other' topical thoughts on contemporary culture and politics.

A Study Guide for Raymond Chandler's "The Big Sleep"

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410341305
  • Total of Pages : 25
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 579
  • Pdf File: a-study-guide-for-raymond-chandler-s-the-big-sleep.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Study Guide for Raymond Chandler's "The Big Sleep," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Creatures of Darkness

By Gene D. Phillips
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 0813160014
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 174
  • Pdf File: creatures-of-darkness.pdf

Book Short Summary:

More than any other writer, Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) is responsible for raising detective stories from the level of pulp fiction to literature. Chandler's hard-boiled private eye Philip Marlowe set the standard for rough, brooding heroes who managed to maintain a strong sense of moral conviction despite a cruel and indifferent world. Chandler's seven novels, including The Big Sleep (1939) and The Long Goodbye (1953), with their pessimism and grim realism, had a direct influence on the emergence of film noir. Chandler worked to give his crime novels the flavor of his adopted city, Los Angeles, which was still something of a frontier town, rife with corruption and lawlessness. In addition to novels, Chandler wrote short stories and penned the screenplays for several films, including Double Indemnity (1944) and Strangers on a Train (1951). His work with Billy Wilder and Alfred Hitchcock on these projects was fraught with the difficulties of collaboration between established directors and an author who disliked having to edit his writing on demand. Creatures of Darkness is the first major biocritical study of Chandler in twenty years. Gene Phillips explores Chandler's unpublished script for Lady in the Lake, examines the process of adaptation of the novel Strangers on a Train, discusses the merits of the unproduced screenplay for Playback, and compares Howard Hawks's director's cut of The Big Sleep with the version shown in theaters. Through interviews he conducted with Wilder, Hitchcock, Hawks, and Edward Dmytryk over the past several decades, Phillips provides deeper insight into Chandler's sometimes difficult personality. Chandler's wisecracking Marlowe has spawned a thousand imitations. Creatures of Darkness lucidly explains the author's dramatic impact on both the literary and cinematic worlds, demonstrating the immeasurable debt that both detective fiction and the neo-noir films of today owe to Chandler's stark vision.

The Long Goodbye

By Raymond Chandler
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  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Book Code : 140003020X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 630
  • Pdf File: the-long-good.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's sixth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye, Philip Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, whom he divorced and remarried and who ends up dead. And now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.

The Little Sister

By Raymond Chandler
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  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Book Code : 1400030196
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 985
  • Pdf File: the-little-sister.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's fifth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Little Sister, a movie starlet with a gangster boyfriend and a pair of siblings with a shared secret lure private eye Philip Marlowe into the less than glamorous and more than a little dangerous world of Hollywood fame. Chandler's first foray into the industry that dominates the company town that is Los Angeles.

Classic Noir Mysteries

By Various Authors
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 1443437182
  • Total of Pages : 1000
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 894
  • Pdf File: classic-noir-mysteries.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Hard-boiled detectives The Continental Op, Sam Spade, and Philip Marlowe elude gangsters and gunfire to solve the case and save the girl in these classic noir mysteries. This special ebook bundle includes Red Harvest, The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, The Big Sleep, and The Long Goodbye. Pioneers of the detective genre, authors Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler’s work laid the foundation for modern sleuths on both page and screen. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Delphi Complete Works of Raymond Chandler (Illustrated)

By Raymond Chandler
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1913487172
  • Total of Pages : 3037
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 605
  • Pdf File: delphi-complete-works-of-raymond-chandler.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The American author of detective fiction, Raymond Chandler created the private detective Philip Marlowe, characterised as a poor, yet honest upholder of ideals in an opportunistic and brutal world. In total, Chandler completed seven novels, all featuring Philip Marlowe as their hero, many of which were adapted for the silver screen as film noir classics. As a founder of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction, Chandler was lionised by critics and leading writers, including W. H. Auden, Evelyn Waugh and Ian Fleming, who admired his literary prose and pithy dialogue. Chandler's innovative approach helped redefine the private eye fiction genre, winning him the designation of the most lyrical of the major crime writers. This comprehensive eBook presents Chandler’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Chandler’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 7 novels, with individual contents tables * Features the unfinished novel, ‘The Poodle Springs Story’, appearing here for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Rare short stories available in no other collection * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the stories you want to read * Includes Chandler’s rare poetry, his first published works – available in no other eBook * Rare essays and reviews * Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please note: Chandler’s film scripts and the short story ‘English Summer’ cannot appear in this edition, due to copyright restrictions. CONTENTS: The Novels The Big Sleep (1939) Farewell, My Lovely (1940) The High Window (1942) The Lady in the Lake (1943) The Little Sister (1949) The Long Good-bye (1953) Playback (1958) The Poodle Springs Story (1962) The Short Stories The Short Stories of Raymond Chandler The Poetry The Poetry of Raymond Chandler The Non-Fiction Essays and Reviews Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Ultimate Philip Marlowe Collection

By Raymond Chandler
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 1443428108
  • Total of Pages : 1949
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 545
  • Pdf File: ultimate-philip-marlowe-collection.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Since he first appeared in The Big Sleep in 1939, hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe has come to define modern ideals of the private investigator. This special collection brings together all of the stories featuring author Raymond Chandler’s most famous character and includes: The Big Sleep, a book that holds a place on TIME Magazine’s list of Top 100 Novels, and features Marlowe’s first appearance on the printed page as he works to solve a case for a dying millionaire, as well as Farewell, My Lovely, The High Window, The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye, and Playback. Raymond Chandler’s hard-boiled private eye has been adapted for film, radio and television numerous times. The most famous portrayal of the character was by Humphrey Bogart in the 1946 movie adaptation of The Big Sleep. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Farewell, My Lovely

By Raymond Chandler
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  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Book Code : 1400030161
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 306
  • Pdf File: farewell-my-lovely.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's second novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). Philip Marlowe's about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune-teller, a couple more murders, and more corruption than your average graveyard.