The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep
Author: Raymond Chandler
Pages: 173
ISBN: 9780369401229
Available:
Release: 2020-04-03
Editor: Aegitas
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Big Sleep and (1939 and ) is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first to feature the detective Philip Marlowe. It has been adapted for film twice, in 1946 and again in 1978. The story is set in Los Angeles The story is noted for its complexity, with characters double-crossing one another and secrets being exposed throughout the narrative. The title is a euphemism for death; the final pages of the book refer to a rumination about and quot;sleeping the big sleep and quot;. In 1999, the book was voted 96th of Le Monde and 's and quot;100 Books of the Century and quot;. In 2005, it was included in Time magazine and 's and quot;List of the 100 Best Novels and quot;.

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep
Author: Raymond Chandler
Pages: 231
ISBN: 0394758285
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Philip Marlowe, a private eye who operates in Los Angeles's seamy underside during the 1930s, takes on his first case, which involves a paralyzed California millionaire, two psychotic daughters, blackmail, and murder

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep
Author: Raymond Chandler
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781443425094
Available:
Release: 2013-04-16
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.” HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Big Sleep Farewell My Lovely

The Big Sleep   Farewell  My Lovely
Author: Raymond Chandler
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780307807960
Available:
Release: 2011-11-16
Editor: Modern Library
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

These two classic novels featuring private eye Philip Marlowe made Raymond Chandler's name synonymous with America's hard-boiled school of crime fiction. The Big Sleep was an instant success when first published in 1939. It centers around a paralyzed California millionaire with two psychopathic daughters; he involves Marlowe in a case of blackmail that turns into murder. Farewell My Lovely, which Chandler regarded as his finest work, came out the following year. It has Marlowe dealing with the Los Angeles gambling circuit, a murder he stumbles upon, and three very beautiful but potentially deadly women. "Chandler writes like a slumming angel and invests the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence," said Ross Macdonald. And George V. Higgins wrote: "Chandler is fun to read. He's as bleak as tundra, and his dirtbag characters far outnumber his stellar citizens, but Philip Marlowe is a laconic tour guide through a zoo of truly interesting animals." From the Hardcover edition.

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep
Author: David Thomson
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781839021602
Available:
Release: 2020-10-15
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Big Sleep: Marlowe and Vivian practising kissing; General Sternwood shivering in a hothouse full of orchids; a screenplay, co-written by Faulkner, famously mysterious and difficult to solve. Released in 1946, Howard Hawks' adaptation of Raymond Chandler reunited Bogart and Bacall and gave them two of their most famous roles. The mercurial but ever-manipulative Hawks dredged humour and happiness out of film noir. 'Give him a story about more murders than anyone can keep up with, or explain,' David Thomson writes in his compelling study of the film, 'and somehow he made a paradise.' When it was first shown to a military audience The Big Sleep was coldly received. So, as Thomson reveals, Hawks shot extra scenes, 'fun' scenes, to replace one in which the film's murders had been explained, and in so doing left the plot unresolved. Thomson argues that, if this was accidental, it also signalled a change in the nature of Hollywood cinema: 'The Big Sleep inaugurates a post-modern, camp, satirical view of movies being about other movies that extends to the New Wave and Pulp Fiction.'

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep
Author: Raymond Chandler
Pages: 656
ISBN: UCSC:32106017944163
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Everyman's Library
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Three early mystery novels--The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, and The High Window--introduce the world of harboiled 1930s private detective Philip Marlow, in an omnibus edition. 15,000 first printing.

Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 4 The Big Sleep

Oxford Bookworms Library  Stage 4  The Big Sleep
Author: Raymond Chandler,Rosalie Kerr
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0194791653
Available:
Release: 2007-12-20
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Word count 15,960

Farewell My Lovely

Farewell  My Lovely
Author: Raymond Chandler
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781479442263
Available:
Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Farewell, My Lovely" is a 1940 mystery novel by Raymond Chandler, the second he wrote featuring the Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe. It was adapted for the screen three times and was also adapted for the stage and radio.

Perchance to Dream

Perchance to Dream
Author: Robert B. Parker
Pages: 271
ISBN: 0399135804
Available:
Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye
Author: Raymond Chandler
Pages: 379
ISBN: 9780394757681
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An encounter with a drunk brings both adventure and trouble to a cynical middle-aged private detective

Trouble Is My Business

Trouble Is My Business
Author: Raymond Chandler
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9781479439652
Available:
Release: 2019-07-17
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Philip Marlowe is hired to protect a rich old guy from a gold digger, runs afoul of crooked politicos, gets a line on some stolen jewels with a reward attached, and stumbles across a murder victim who may have been an extortionist. A classic mystery collection!

The Big Sleep Mode

The Big Sleep Mode
Author: Ian Patrick Williams
Pages: 222
ISBN: 0578550814
Available:
Release: 2019-08-30
Editor: A.I. P.I.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The return of the world's first Artificially Intelligent Private Investigator, Raymond 3000. Sentenced with other Andro-Americans to a concentration camp for alleged crimes against the state, Raymond is temporarily freed to help find who is behind a series of terrorist bombings targeting the city.

The Tin Horse

The Tin Horse
Author: Janice Steinberg
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780345540287
Available:
Release: 2013-01-29
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the stunning tradition of Lisa See, Maeve Binchy, and Alice Hoffman, The Tin Horse is a rich multigenerational story about the intense, often fraught bond sisters share and the dreams and sorrows that lay at the heart of the immigrant experience. It has been more than sixty years since Elaine Greenstein’s twin sister, Barbara, ran away, cutting off contact with her family forever. Elaine has made peace with that loss. But while sifting through old papers as she prepares to move to Rancho Mañana—or the “Ranch of No Tomorrow” as she refers to the retirement community—she is stunned to find a possible hint to Barbara’s whereabouts all these years later. And it pushes her to confront the fierce love and bitter rivalry of their youth during the 1920s and ’30s, in the Los Angeles Jewish neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Though raised together in Boyle Heights, where kosher delis and storefront signs in Yiddish lined the streets, Elaine and Barbara staked out very different personal territories. Elaine was thoughtful and studious, encouraged to dream of going to college, while Barbara was a bold rule-breaker whose hopes fastened on nearby Hollywood. In the fall of 1939, when the girls were eighteen, Barbara’s recklessness took an alarming turn. Leaving only a cryptic note, she disappeared. In an unforgettable voice layered with humor and insight, Elaine delves into the past. She recalls growing up with her spirited family: her luftmensch of a grandfather, a former tinsmith with tales from the Old Country; her papa, who preaches the American Dream even as it eludes him; her mercurial mother, whose secret grief colors her moods—and of course audacious Barbara and their younger sisters, Audrey and Harriet. As Elaine looks back on the momentous events of history and on the personal dramas of the Greenstein clan, she must finally face the truth of her own childhood, and that of the twin sister she once knew. In The Tin Horse, Janice Steinberg exquisitely unfolds a rich multigenerational story about the intense, often fraught bonds between sisters, mothers, and daughters and the profound and surprising ways we are shaped by those we love. At its core, it is a book not only about the stories we tell but, more important, those we believe, especially the ones about our very selves. Praise for The Tin Horse “Steinberg, the author of five mysteries, has transcended genre to weave a rich story that will appeal to readers who appreciate multigenerational immigrant family sagas as well as those who simply enjoy psychological suspense.”—BookPage

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep
Author: Raymond Chandler
Pages: 346
ISBN: 1979790841
Available:
Release: 2017-11-16
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Big Sleep introduces one of the finest crime detectives in literary history, Philip Marlowe. When a dying millionaire hires Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder are just a few of the complications he gets caught up in.

Farewell My Lovely

Farewell  My Lovely
Author: Raymond Chandler
Pages: 252
ISBN: OCLC:1070530359
Available:
Release: 1973
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Before I Saw You

Before I Saw You
Author: Emily Houghton
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781982149505
Available:
Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A poignant and moving novel about two people recovering from traumatic injuries in the same hospital ward ... and who begin falling in love without ever seeing each other"--

The Big Sleepover

The Big Sleepover
Author: David Lee Harrison
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0439223644
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Clifford spends his first night away from Emily Elizabeth.

You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here
Author: Jonathan Ames
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780525562900
Available:
Release: 2018-03-20
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now a major motion picture starring Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here is a gritty, harrowing story of corruption and one man's violent quest for vengeance. Joe has witnessed things that cannot be erased. A former FBI agent and Marine, his abusive childhood has left him damaged beyond repair. He has completely withdrawn from the world and earns his living rescuing girls who have been kidnapped into the sex trade. When he's hired to save the daughter of a corrupt New York senator held captive at a Manhattan brothel, he stumbles into a dangerous web of conspiracy, and he pays the price. As Joe's small web of associates are picked off one by one, he realizes that he has no choice but to take the fight to the men who want him dead. Brutal and redemptive in equal measure, You Were Never Really Here is a toxic shot of a thriller, laced with corruption, revenge and the darkest of inner demons.

The Galton Case

The Galton Case
Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307759672
Available:
Release: 2011-02-23
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lew Archer returns in this gripping mystery, widely recognized as one of acclaimed mystery writer Ross Macdonald's very best, about the search for the long lost heir of the wealthy Galton family. Almost twenty years have passed since Anthony Galton disappeared, along with a suspiciously streetwise bride and several thousand dollars of his family's fortune. Now Anthony's mother wants him back and has hired Lew Archer to find him. What turns up is a headless skeleton, a boy who claims to be Galton's son, and a con game whose stakes are so high that someone is still willing to kill for them. Devious and poetic, The Galton Case displays MacDonald at the pinnacle of his form.

The Great Big Sleep

The Great Big Sleep
Author: Sean Julian
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1849419884
Available:
Release: 2015-12-01
Editor: Red Fox
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Bear is all ready for his long winter rest, but Squirrel just isn't sleepy and he can't keep quiet! Soon all the noise Squirrel makes sends Bear into an angry rage. but will Bear realise that losing sleep is better than losing a friend?"--Back cover.