The Big Sleep

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

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 "sleeping the big sleep". In 1999, the book was voted 96th of Le Monde and 's "100 Books of the Century". In 2005, it was included in Time magazine and 's "List of the 100 Best Novels".

The Big Sleep Farewell My Lovely

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

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.

Untitled

Untitled
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780804168885
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep
Author: David Thomson
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781839021596
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Release: 2020-11-12
Editor: British Film Institute
Language: en

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: David Thomson
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781839021619
Available:
Release: 2020-10-15
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

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
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Release: 2002
Editor: Everyman's Library
Language: en

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.

The big sleep

The big sleep
Author: Raymond Chandler,William Faulkner,Humphrey Bogart,Lauren Bacall,Martha Vickers
Pages: 183
ISBN: OCLC:249230747
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Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Big Sleep and Other Novels

The Big Sleep and Other Novels
Author: Raymond Chandler
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9780141912417
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Release: 2000-02-03
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Raymond Chandler was America's preeminent writer of detective fiction, and this Penguin Modern Classics edition of The Big Sleep and Other Novels collects three of the best novels to feature his hard-drinking, philosophising PI, Philip Marlowe. Raymond Chandler created the fast talking, trouble seeking Californian private eye Philip Marlowe for his first great novel The Big Sleep in 1939. Often imitated but never bettered, it is in Marlowe's long shadow that every fictional detective must stand - and under the influence of Raymond Chandler's addictive prose that every crime author must write. 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 hard-boiled 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 Raymond Chandler's brilliant epitaph, The Long Goodbye. 'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards that others still try to attain' Sunday Times 'Raymond Chandler invented a new way of talking about America, and America has never looked the same to us since.' Paul Auster, author of The New York Trilogy 'Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of Los Angelos with a romantic presence' Ross Macdonald, author of The Drowning Pool

Farewell My Lovely

Farewell My Lovely
Author: Raymond Chandler
Pages: 187
ISBN: EAN:4064066365998
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Release: 2021-08-31
Editor: Good Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Farewell My Lovely" by Raymond Chandler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Perchance to Dream

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

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The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye
Author: Raymond Chandler
Pages: 379
ISBN: 9780394757681
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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: 174
ISBN: EAN:4064066365912
Available:
Release: 2021-08-31
Editor: Good Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Trouble is My Business" by Raymond Chandler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep

Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep
Author: David Melling
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1444913042
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Release: 2013-11-12
Editor: Hodder Children's Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Douglas is very excited about Rabbit's sleepover, but he collects so many friends along the way that soon it's a big squash in Rabbit's small burrow Can Douglas think of a way for them all to get some sleep?

The Lady in the Lake

The Lady in the Lake
Author: Raymond Chandler
Pages: 971
ISBN: 9780375415029
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Everyman's Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chandler's famous hard-boiled detective is back at work, finding missing persons, dodging the police, and uncovering secrets.

Only to Sleep

Only to Sleep
Author: Lawrence Osborne
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781524759636
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Release: 2018-07-24
Editor: Hogarth
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lawrence Osborne brings one of literature’s most enduring detectives back to life—as Private Investigator Philip Marlowe returns for one last adventure. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND NPR • NOMINATED FOR THE EDGAR AND SHAMUS AWARDS The year is 1988. The place, Baja California. And Philip Marlowe—now in his seventy-second year—is living out his retirement in the terrace bar of the La Fonda hotel. Sipping margaritas, playing cards, his silver-tipped cane at the ready. When in saunter two men dressed like undertakers, with a case that has his name written all over it. For Marlowe, this is his last roll of the dice, his swan song. His mission is to investigate the death of Donald Zinn—supposedly drowned off his yacht, and leaving behind a much younger and now very rich wife. But is Zinn actually alive? Are the pair living off the spoils? Set between the border and badlands of Mexico and California, Lawrence Osborne’s resurrection of the iconic Marlowe is an unforgettable addition to the Raymond Chandler canon. Praise for Only to Sleep “A new case for Philip Marlowe and—have a smell from the barrel, all you gunsels and able grables —it crackles.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) “Brilliant. Osborne and Chandler are a perfect match.”—William Boyd, author of Any Human Heart “A Marlowe we at once know, but have never met before. As much a meditation on aging and memory as it is a crime thriller.”—Los Angeles Times “It’s the kind of book where, when you read it, it turns the world to black and white for a half-hour afterward. It leaves you with the taste of rum and blood in your mouth. It hangs with you like a scar.”—NPR

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
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Release: 2007-12-20
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Word count 15,960

Everything Is Cinema

Everything Is Cinema
Author: Richard Brody
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9781429924313
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Release: 2008-05-13
Editor: Metropolitan Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A landmark biography explores the crucial resonances among the life, work, and times of one of the most influential filmmakers of our age When Jean-Luc Godard wed the ideals of filmmaking to the realities of autobiography and current events, he changed the nature of cinema. Unlike any earlier films, Godard's work shifts fluidly from fiction to documentary, from criticism to art. The man himself also projects shifting images—cultural hero, fierce loner, shrewd businessman. Hailed by filmmakers as a—if not the—key influence on cinema, Godard has entered the modern canon, a figure as mysterious as he is indispensable. In Everything Is Cinema, critic Richard Brody has amassed hundreds of interviews to demystify the elusive director and his work. Paying as much attention to Godard's technical inventions as to the political forces of the postwar world, Brody traces an arc from the director's early critical writing, through his popular success with Breathless, to the grand vision of his later years. He vividly depicts Godard's wealthy conservative family, his fluid politics, and his tumultuous dealings with women and fellow New Wave filmmakers. Everything Is Cinema confirms Godard's greatness and shows decisively that his films have left their mark on screens everywhere.

Not the Big Sleep

Not the Big Sleep
Author: Daryl Sharp
Pages: 127
ISBN: 1894574133
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Release: 2005
Editor: Inner City Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this volume, the author and the redoubtable Professor Adam Brillig collaborate to create a sparkling love story, salted with balls and ball games, contained lust and the unpredictable world of the psyche, grounded at all times in the classical precepts of Jungian psychology: individuation, typology, complexes, projection, active imagination, conflict, enantiodromia, the tension of opposites, and the transcendent function.

True Grit

True Grit
Author: Charles Portis
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781590206508
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Release: 2010-11-05
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 New York Times bestselling classic frontier adventure novel that inspired two award-winning films! Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America’s foremost writers. True Grit, his most famous novel, was first published in 1968, and became the basis for two movies, the 1969 classic starring John Wayne and, in 2010, a new version starring Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges and written and directed by the Coen brothers. True Grit tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen when the coward Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash. Mattie leaves home to avenge her father’s blood. With one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, by her side, Mattie pursues the killer into Indian Territory. True Grit is eccentric, cool, straight, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. From a writer of true status, this is an American classic through and through.

Beloved

Beloved
Author: Toni Morrison
Pages: 321
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Release: 2004
Editor: Vintage Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is haunted persistently by the ghost of the dead baby girl whom she sacrificed, in a new edition of the Nobel Laureate's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.