The Big Sleep

By: Chandler, Raymond

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Condition: Near Fine

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[faint edgewear to covers, otherwise virtually as-new]. Trade PB Chandler's first novel, and the introduction of Philip Marlowe. The basis for two film adaptations: the terrific Howard Hawks-directed version from 1946 (with Humphrey Bogart as Marlowe), which rewards multiple re-viewings, and the far-less-than-terrific 1978 version, of which a single viewing was more than enough. (The latter might have seemed like a good idea at the time, given that its star (Robert Mitchum) had been an excellent Marlowe just a couple of years before, in Dick Richards's FAREWELL, MY LOVELY, but two (at least) fatal mistakes were made: number one, the direction was placed in the hands of Michael Winner, a hack if there ever was one; and number two, the setting was changed from Los Angeles to London, which made about as much sense as it would have to have relocated BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S to Kansas City.) Thankfully, though, you can always go back to Chandler.

Title: The Big Sleep

Author: Chandler, Raymond

Edition: Later Printing

Illustrator: Illustrated by (cover design) Keith Sheridan Associates, Inc.

Location Published: New York, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard: 1992

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Categories: Fiction: Mystery/Detective

Seller ID: 27949

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