Raymond Chandler Stories and Early Novels: Pulp Stories / The Big Sleep / Farewell, My Lovely / The High Window PDF

Raymond Chandler Stories and Early Novels: Pulp Stories / The Big Sleep / Farewell, My Lovely / The High Window PDF

Stories and Early Novels: Pulp Stories / The Big Sleep / Farewell, My Lovely / The High Window

In Raymond Chandler s hands, the pulp crime story became a haunting mystery of power and corruption, set against a modern cityscape both lyrical and violent Now Chandler joins the authoritative Library of America series in a comprehensive two volume set displaying all the facets of his brilliant talent.In his first novel, The Big Sleep 1939 , the classic private eye find In Raymond Chandler s hands, the pulp crime story became a haunting mystery of power and corruption, set against a modern cityscape both lyrical and violent Now Chandler joins the authoritative Library of America series in a comprehensive two volume set displaying all the facets of his brilliant talent.In his first novel, The Big Sleep 1939 , the classic private eye finds his full fledged form as Philip Marlowe at once tough, independent, brash, disillusioned, and sensitive and man of weary honor threading his way in Chandler s phrase down these mean streets among blackmailers, pornographers, and murderers for hire.In Farewell, My Lovely 1940 , Chandler s personal favorite among his novels, Marlowe s search for a missing woman leads him from shanties and honky tonks to the highest reaches of power, encountering an array of richly drawn characters The High Window 1942 , about a rare coin that becomes a catalyst by which a hushed up crime comes back to haunt a wealthy family, is partly a humorous burlesque of pulp fiction All three novels show Chandler at a peak of verbal inventiveness and storytelling driveStories and Early Novels also includes every classic noir story from the 1930s that Chandler did not later incorporate into a novel thirteen in all, among them such classics as Red Wind, Finger Man, The King in Yellow, and Trouble Is My Business Drawn from the pages of Black Mask and Dime Detective, these stories show how Chandler adapted the violent conventions of the pulp magazine with their brisk exposition and rapid fire dialogue to his own emerging vision of 20th century America

Title : Stories and Early Novels: Pulp Stories / The Big Sleep / Farewell, My Lovely / The High Window
Author :  Raymond Chandler
Language : English
Isbn : 1883011078
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 1199 pages

Rating: 4.3

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