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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
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Very Good/Fine Facsimile DJ
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First Edition. . Cloth. Very Good/Fine Facsimile DJ. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Edition stated, First Printing. Hard cover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall in orange cloth w/black dec. and spine titles. Very Good book in Fine facsimile DJ, now in clear protective cover. Cloth lightly rubbed w/worn bottom corners, soft spine w/light slant, cloth shows light soil, hinges a little loose, store stamp front endpaper. Chandler's classic debut novel, a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. 277 pp.

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
Basement Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
028365
Title
The Big Sleep
Author
Chandler, Raymond
Format/binding
Cloth
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Fine Facsimile DJ
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1939
Keywords
FICTION MYSTERY DETECTIVE PI CALIFORNIA MARLOWE PHILIP FICTITIOUS CHARACTER NOIR HARD-BOILED
Bookseller catalogs
Mystery;
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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BASEMENT BOOKS, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, specializes in hard-to-find non-fiction, Western Americana, History, and First Edition mysteries and literature.

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