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ISBN-10: 0394758269
ISBN-13: 9780394758268
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publish Date: 07/12/1988
Dimensions: 7.99" L, 5.21" W, 0.56" H

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Overview

The renowned novel from crime fiction master Raymond Chandler, with the quintessential urban private eye (Los Angeles Times), Philip Marlowe – Featuring the iconic character that inspired the forthcoming film Marlowe, starring Liam Neeson

A wealthy Pasadena widow with a mean streak, a missing daughter-in-law with a past, and a gold coin worth a small fortune–the elements don’t quite add up until Marlowe discovers evidence of murder, rape, blackmail, and the worst kind of human exploitation.

Raymond Chandler is a star of the first magnitude. Erle Stanley Gardner

Raymond Chandler has given us a detective who is hard-boiled enough to be convincing . . . and that is no mean achievement. —The New York Times

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Reviews
"Raymond Chandler is a master." –The New York Times

"[Chandler] wrote as if pain hurt and life mattered." –The New Yorker

"Chandler seems to have created the culminating American hero: wised up, hopeful, thoughtful, adventurous, sentimental, cynical and rebellious." –Robert B. Parker, The New York Times Book Review

"Philip Marlowe remains the quintessential urban private eye." –Los Angeles Times

"Nobody can write like Chandler on his home turf, not even Faulkner. . . . An original. . . . A great artist." –The Boston Book Review

"Raymond Chandler was one of the finest prose writers of the twentieth century. . . . Age does not wither Chandler's prose. . . . He wrote like an angel." –Literary Review

"[T]he prose rises to heights of unselfconscious eloquence, and we realize with a jolt of excitement that we are in the presence of not a mere action tale teller, but a stylist, a writer with a vision." –Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Review of Books

"Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence." –Ross Macdonald

"Raymond Chandler is a star of the first magnitude." –Erle Stanley Gardner

"Raymond Chandler invented a new way of talking about America, and America has never looked the same to us since." –Paul Auster

"[Chandler]'s the perfect novelist for our times. He takes us into a different world, a world that's like ours, but isn't. " –Carolyn See

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Details

ISBN-10: 0394758269
ISBN-13: 9780394758268
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publish Date: 07/12/1988
Dimensions: 7.99" L, 5.21" W, 0.56" H
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