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The Big Sleep

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Add This - The Big Sleep

Written by Raymond ChandlerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Raymond Chandler

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: July 12, 1988
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-394-75828-2 (0-394-75828-5)
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about this book

Chandler's first novel, published in 1939, introduces Philip Marlowe, a 38-year-old P.I. moving through the seamy side of Los Angeles in the 1930s. This classic case includes as characters a paralyzed California millionaire, his two psychotic daughters, plus blackmail, murder, corrupt wealth, secret vices, family scandal, and more.

"Chandler [writes] like a slumming angel and invest[s] the sun-blinded streets of Los Angelos with a romantic presence."
--Ross Macdonald