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The Big Sleep Down These Mean Streets A Man Must Go Who Is Not Himself Mean, Who Is Neither Tarnished Nor AfraidHe Is The Hero He Is Everything He Must Be A Complete Man And A Common Man And Yet An Unusual Man This Is The Code Of The Private Eye As Defined By Raymond Chandler In His Essay The Simple Act Of Murder Such A Man Was Philip Marlowe, Private Eye, An Educated, Heroic, Streetwise, Rugged Individualist And The Hero Of Chandler S First Novel, The Big Sleep This Work Established Chandler As The Master Of The Hard Boiled Detective Novel, And His Articulate And Literary Style Of Writing Won Him A Large Audience, Which Ranged From The Man In The Street To The Most Sophisticated Intellectual Marlowe Subsequently Appeared In A Series Of Extremely Popular Novels, Among Them The Lady In The Lake, The Long Goodbye, And Farewell, My Lovely Elizabeth Diefendorf, Editor, The New York Public Library S Books Of The Century, P Selected As One Of Time Magazine S All Time Novels, With The Following Review I Was Neat, Clean, Shaved And Sober, And I Didn T Care Who Knew It I Was Everything The Well Dressed Private Detective Ought To Be This Sentence, From The First Paragraph Of The Big Sleep, Marks The Last Time You Can Be Fully Confident That You Know What S Going On The First Novel By Raymond Chandler At The Age Of



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  1. says:

    She was the first thing I saw when I walked into the bookstore Such a looker I damn near tripped over a stack of calf high hardbacks set next to a stand of morning papers I m sorry, she said We re not quite open yet That s okay, I told her Neither are my eyes I could tell right away I wasn t goin


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    It is always a pleasure to revisit a good book and find it even better than you remember But it is humbling to discover that what you once thought was its most obvious defect is instead one of its great strengths That was my recent experience with Raymond Chandler s The Big Sleep.I had read it twice


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    Review updated again on September 17, 2019It was about eleven o clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills I was wearing my powder blue suit, with dark blue shirt, tie and display handkerchief, black brogues, black wool socks


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    A killing reading PAINT IT BLACK A nice state of affairs when a man has to indulge his vices by proxy. That was the line that hook me when I watched the classic film adaptation, the one produced in 1946, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.While I loved the whole movie, that scene between Marlowe Boga


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    Raymond Chandler first published The Big Sleep in 1939, introducing us to the world of Philip Marlowe A modern, noir like detective story, The Big Sleep changed the genre from passive interactions to action packed thrills between the private eye and criminals Set in 1930s Los Angeles, then a sleepy town controll


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    Reflections on The Big Sleep Classic hard boiled detective fiction at it s finest Every stereotype, every cliched phrase, it s all there and it is glorious If you are looking for dames and gumshoes and sawbucks and swapping lead then look no further Almost every page had a quotable line that had me smirking This boo


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    The game I play is not spillikins There s always a large element of bluff connected with it When you hire a boy in my line of work it isn t like hiring a window washer and showing him eight windows and saying Wash those and you re through You don t know what I have to go through or over or under to do your job for you I


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    Okay, so it wasn t bad There s lots of fistfights and shooting and dames, and our detective hero is appropriately jaded and tight lipped The bad guys are crazy, the women are freaks in both the streets and the sheets, and there s a subplot involving a pornography racket Everyone talks in 30 s tastic slang and usually the re


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    599 The Big Sleep Philip Marlowe 1 , Raymond ChandlerPrivate investigator Philip Marlowe is called to the home of the wealthy and elderly General Sternwood, in the month of October He wants Marlowe to deal with an attempt by a bookseller named Arthur Geiger to blackmail his wild young daughter, Carmen She had previously been blackmailed by a man named Joe Brody Sternwood mentions his other, older daughter Vivian is in a loveless marriage with a man named Rusty Regan, who has disappeared O 599 The Big Sleep Philip Marlowe 1 , Raymond ChandlerPrivate investigator Philip Marlowe is called to the home of the wealthy and elderly General Sternwood, in the month of October He wants Marlowe to deal with an attempt by a bookseller named Arthur Geiger to blackmail his wild young daughter, Carmen She had previously been blackmailed by a man named Joe Brody Sternwood mentions his other, older daughter Vivian is in a loveless marriage with a man named Rusty Regan, who has disappeared On Marlowe s way out, Vivian wonders if he was hired to find Regan, but Marlowe will not say 2003 1382 299 201946


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    The 2011 2012 re readA paralyzed millionaire, General Sternwood, hires Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe to have a talk with a blackmailer with his hooks in his daughter But what does his daughter s missing husband, Rusty Regan, have to do with it Marlowe s case will get him entangled in a web of pornography and gambling from


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About the Author: Raymond Chandler

Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter.In 1932, at age forty four, Raymond Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Depression His first short story, Blackmailers Don t Shoot , was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939 In addition to his short stories, Chandler published just seven full novels during his lifetime though an eighth in progress at his death was completed by Robert B Parker All but Playback have been realized into motion pictures, some several times In the year before he died, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America He died on March 26, 1959, in La Jolla, California.Chandler had an immense stylistic influence on American popular literature, and is considered by many to be a founder, along with Dashiell Hammett, James M Cain and other Black Mask writers, of the hard boiled school of detective fiction Chandler s Philip Marlowe, along with Hammett s Sam Spade, are considered by some to be synonymous with private detective, both having been played on screen by Humphrey Bogart, whom many considered to be the quintessential Marlowe.Some of Chandler s novels are considered to be important literary works, and three are often considered to be masterpieces Farewell, My Lovely 1940 , The Little Sister 1949 , and The Long Goodbye 1953 The Long Goodbye is praised within an anthology of American crime stories as arguably the first book since Hammett s The Glass Key, publishedthan twenty years earlier, to qualify as a serious and significant mainstream novel that just happened to possess elements of mystery.