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The Big Sleep and (1939 and ) is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first to feature the detective Philip Marlowe. It has been adapted for film twice, in 1946 and again in 1978. The story is set in Los Angeles The story is noted for its complexity, with characters double-crossing one another and secrets being exposed throughout the narrative. The title is a euphemism for death; the final pages of the book refer to a rumination about and quot;sleeping the big sleep and quot;. In 1999, the book was voted 96th of Le Monde and 's and quot;100 Books of the Century and quot;. In 2005, it was included in Time magazine and 's and quot;List of the 100 Best Novels and quot;.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Raymond Chandler
Publisher : Aegitas
Release Book : 2020-04-03
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ISBN-10 : 9780369401229


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The Big Sleep introduces one of the finest crime detectives in literary history, Philip Marlowe. Called to the home of dying millionaire General Sternwood to investigate the blackmailing of Sternwood’s daughter, Marlowe quickly finds there is more to the story than just blackmail. The Big Sleep has been adapted twice onto the big screen (1946 and 1978) and was included in “TIME’s List of the 100 Best Novels.” HarperPerennialClassics 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.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Raymond Chandler
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Book : 2013-04-16
Download Book : 280 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781443425094


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Genre Book : Detective and mystery stories
Author Book : Raymond Chandler
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Release Book : 1971
Download Book : 216 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0345222016


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The Big Sleep is Raymond Chandler's most famous and popular novel of all Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with Sternwood's two wild, devil-may-care daughters prowling LA's seedy backstreets, Marlowe's got his work cut out - and that's before he stumbles over the first corpse . . . 'Anything Chandler writes about grips the mind from the first sentence' Daily Telegraph 'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain' Sunday Times 'Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes' Anthony Burgess Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction. His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long Good-bye, The Lady in the Lake, Playback, Killer in the Rain, The High Window and Trouble is My Business.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Raymond Chandler
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Book : 2005-07-07
Download Book : 272 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780141911113


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The first fully annotated edition of Raymond Chandler’s 1939 classic The Big Sleep features hundreds of illuminating notes and images alongside the full text of the novel and is an essential addition to any crime fiction fan’s library. A masterpiece of noir, Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep helped to define a genre. Today it remains one of the most celebrated and stylish novels of the twentieth century. This comprehensive, annotated edition offers a fascinating look behind the scenes of the novel, bringing the gritty and seductive world of Chandler's iconic private eye Philip Marlowe to life. The Annotated Big Sleep solidifies the novel’s position as one of the great works of American fiction and will surprise and enthrall Chandler’s biggest fans. Including: -Personal letters and source texts -The historical context of Chandler’s Los Angeles, including maps and images -Film stills and art from the early pulps -An analysis of class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in the novel

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Raymond Chandler
Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Release Book : 2018-07-17
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ISBN-10 : 9780804168892


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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2, University of Bonn, 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: According to Janey Place, “the dark lady, the spider woman, the evil seductress who tempts man and brings about his destruction is among the oldest themes of art, literature, mythology and religion in western culture.” She appears in many different forms and many different situations. In the following, I will have a look at the origins of the femme fatale as she is depicted in The Big Sleep. In the first part of the essay I will concentrate on the main female characters and try to find out who appears as a femme fatale. In the second part I will work out that in forming the character of his femme fatale Raymond Chandler borrowed from a common narrative motif, especially from antique Greek and biblical sources. I will have a look at certain antique stories which I cannot retell here, such as the Greek Medea tale, Homer’s Odyssey, the story of Medusa and the biblical Adam and Eve and Joseph stories. In the third part of this essay I will have a look at how the femme fatale is set into the city of film noir and how the city again is similar to mythology.

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Genre Book : Literary Collections
Author Book : Ann-Kathrin Deininger
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release Book : 2005-02-01
Download Book : 11 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9783638345644


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Genre Book : Detective and mystery stories
Author Book : Howard Haycraft
Publisher :
Release Book : 1957
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ISBN-10 : UCSD:31822000963249


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These two classic novels featuring private eye Philip Marlowe made Raymond Chandler's name synonymous with America's hard-boiled school of crime fiction. The Big Sleep was an instant success when first published in 1939. It centers around a paralyzed California millionaire with two psychopathic daughters; he involves Marlowe in a case of blackmail that turns into murder. Farewell My Lovely, which Chandler regarded as his finest work, came out the following year. It has Marlowe dealing with the Los Angeles gambling circuit, a murder he stumbles upon, and three very beautiful but potentially deadly women. "Chandler writes like a slumming angel and invests the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence," said Ross Macdonald. And George V. Higgins wrote: "Chandler is fun to read. He's as bleak as tundra, and his dirtbag characters far outnumber his stellar citizens, but Philip Marlowe is a laconic tour guide through a zoo of truly interesting animals." From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Raymond Chandler
Publisher : Modern Library
Release Book : 2011-11-16
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ISBN-10 : 9780307807960


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A landmark biography explores the crucial resonances among the life, work, and times of one of the most influential filmmakers of our age When Jean-Luc Godard wed the ideals of filmmaking to the realities of autobiography and current events, he changed the nature of cinema. Unlike any earlier films, Godard's work shifts fluidly from fiction to documentary, from criticism to art. The man himself also projects shifting images—cultural hero, fierce loner, shrewd businessman. Hailed by filmmakers as a—if not the—key influence on cinema, Godard has entered the modern canon, a figure as mysterious as he is indispensable. In Everything Is Cinema, critic Richard Brody has amassed hundreds of interviews to demystify the elusive director and his work. Paying as much attention to Godard's technical inventions as to the political forces of the postwar world, Brody traces an arc from the director's early critical writing, through his popular success with Breathless, to the grand vision of his later years. He vividly depicts Godard's wealthy conservative family, his fluid politics, and his tumultuous dealings with women and fellow New Wave filmmakers. Everything Is Cinema confirms Godard's greatness and shows decisively that his films have left their mark on screens everywhere.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Richard Brody
Publisher : Metropolitan Books
Release Book : 2008-05-13
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ISBN-10 : 9781429924313


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"Farewell, My Lovely" is a 1940 mystery novel by Raymond Chandler, the second he wrote featuring the Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe. It was adapted for the screen three times and was also adapted for the stage and radio.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Raymond Chandler
Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
Release Book : 2019-05-07
Download Book : 208 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781479442263