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The Big Sleep by  Raymond Chandler - First Edition - 1939 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140938078)

The Big Sleep

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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First Edition. Very Good. First edition stated, first printing. Original orange cloth with blue lettering, black topstain; lacking the dust jacket. Very Good, with cloth toned at spine, lightly worn at spine ends, lightly rubbed at extremities. Pages toned, and with a faint cigar smoke odor present. A nice copy. The author's first novel, which introduced the world to private investigator Philip Marlowe.

Synopsis

The Big Sleep is a crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first in his acclaimed series about hardboiled detective Philip Marlowe. The work has been adapted twice into film, once in 1946 starring Humphry Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and again in 1978 starring Robert Mitchum. The story is noted for its complexity and is heavily influenced by classic Greek tragedy, with many characters double-crossing each other and many secrets being exposed throughout the narrative. -

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
140938078
Title
The Big Sleep
Author
Chandler, Raymond
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1939

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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spine
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Cloth
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jacket
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First Edition
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