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Big Sleep and Other Novels/Chandler, Raym/Paper/014118261X/S037-C
Penguin Modern Classics
Raymond Chandler created the fast-talking, trouble-seeking Californian private eye Philip Marlowe for his first great novel The Big Sleep in 1939. Marlowe's entanglement with the Sternwood family - and an attendant cast of colourful underworld figures - is the background to a story reflecting all the tarnished glitter of the great American Dream. The detective's iconic image burns just as brightly in Farewell, My Lovely, on the trail of a missing nightclub crooner. And the inimitable Marlowe is able to prove that trouble really is his business in Chandler's brilliant epitaph, The Long Good-Bye.
'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards that others still try to attain.'