The Big Sleep

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Harper Collins, Apr 16, 2013 - Fiction - 280 pages
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The Big Sleep introduces one of the finest crime detectives in literary history, Philip Marlowe. Called to the home of dying millionaire General Sternwood to investigate the blackmailing of Sternwood’s daughter, Marlowe quickly finds there is more to the story than just blackmail. The Big Sleep has been adapted twice onto the big screen (1946 and 1978) and was included in “TIME’s List of the 100 Best Novels.”

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User Review  - TomDonaghey - LibraryThing

The Big Sleep (1939) (Marlowe #1) by Raymond Chandler. The first and very possibly the best of the seven Philip Marlowe novels. With this book Mr. Chandler took modern mystery fiction in a direction ... Read full review

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User Review  - kevn57 - LibraryThing

A hard boiled classic that introduces Philip Marlowe as the knight out to save two damsels in distress. The opening hallway description of the Knight tells a lot about Marlowe's character. If you've seen the movie there is still lots to enjoy here as the details are finely drawn. Read full review

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Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) was best known as the creator of fictional detective Philip Marlowe. One of the most influential American authors of crime novels and stories, his books were considered classics of the genre, and many of them were turned into enormously popular Hollywood films, including The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye.

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