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The Big Sleep

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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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New York: Knopf, 1939. First. hardcover. Near fine.. A near fine first edition, stated on copyright page, housed in a custom-made slipcase. Faint private store circulating library stamp on fore edge and on half-title page.

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
Bookbid Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
2102112
Title
The Big Sleep
Author
Chandler, Raymond
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near fine.
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First
Publisher
Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1939

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Bookbid Rare Books is a rare book dealer located in Beverly Hills, California. The family run company has sold modern literary first editions and children's books for over 20 years. Member of ABAA, ILAB.

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fore edge
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fine
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Copyright page
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First Edition
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