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The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

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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.

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Raymond Chandler

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Library Gumer - Linguistics Raymond Chandler ( Raymond Chandler ) 1888-1959 American fiction writer. Historians of the detective genre consider him, along with D.

Hammett, the leading representative of the school of the 1920s – 1930s. Born July 23, 1888 in Chicago. He spent his childhood and youth mostly in England, studied at Dulwich College, was a freelance contributor to the Westminster Gazette and Spectator newspapers. In 1919 he returned to the United States and took up the oil business, but the crisis of 1929-1932 ruined him. In 1933 he published his first stories in the popular magazine Black Mask. Author of seven novels, including The Big Sleep (1939), The Lady in the Lake (1943), The Little Sister (1949), The Long Goodbye (1953). Chandler owes his popularity primarily to the image of the seasoned private detective Philip Marlowe. Unlike the hobbyist detective classics ridiculed by Chandler in his illustrious manifesto The Simple Art of Murder, Marlowe is tough, cynical, and lovable in his unassuming face to face a squalid and corrupt world in which law enforcement officers sometimes act in concert with bandits.  The writer`s outlook on life and literature is reflected quite fully in the Selected Letters of Raymond Chandler, publ.

1981. Chandler died in La Jolla (California) on March 26, 1959.

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