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24%OFFRaymond Chandler - Big Sleep & Other Novels (Penguin Modern Classics) - 9780141182612 - V9780141182612
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Big Sleep & Other Novels (Penguin Modern Classics)

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Description for Big Sleep & Other Novels (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback. Often imitated but never bettered, it is in Marlowe's long shadow that every fictional detective must stand - and under the influence of Raymond Chandler's addictive prose that every crime author must write. Marlowe's entanglement with the Sternwood family - and an attendant cast of colourful underworld figures. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 672 pages. BIC Classification: FA; FFC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 30. Weight in Grams: 466.
Raymond Chandler was America's preeminent writer of detective fiction, and this Penguin Modern Classics edition of The Big Sleep and Other Novels collects three of the best novels to feature his hard-drinking, philosophising PI, Philip Marlowe. Raymond Chandler created the fast talking, trouble seeking Californian private eye Philip Marlowe for his first great novel The Big Sleep in 1939. Often imitated but never bettered, it is in Marlowe's long shadow that every fictional detective must stand - and under the influence of Raymond Chandler's addictive prose that every crime author must write. Marlowe's entanglement with the Sternwood ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Classics
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2000
Series
Penguin Modern Classics
Condition
New
Number of Pages
672
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780141182612
SKU
V9780141182612
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About Raymond Chandler
Raymond Thornton Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888, but moved to England with his family when he was twelve, where 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 ... Read more

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