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The Big Sleep

by CHANDLER, RAYMOND

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First Edition; advance reading copy of the author’s first book. Original printed wrappers; spine faded; some spotting and wear
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About This Item

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First Edition; advance reading copy of the author’s first book. Original printed wrappers; spine faded; some spotting and wear; near very good. The publisher’s promotional front cover copy compares Chandler favorably to Hammett and Cain, which, in retrospect, seems understated.

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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Seller
Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. US (US)
Seller's Inventory #
27237P
Title
The Big Sleep
Author
CHANDLER, RAYMOND
Book condition
Used - First Edition; advance reading copy of the author’s first book. Original printed wrappers; spine faded; some spotting and wear
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1939

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Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.

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About Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.

With more than 35 years experience in the rare book trade, Peter L. Stern and Co., Inc. has established itself as a highly regarded firm of antiquarian booksellers.

Specializing in 19th and 20th century literature, signed and inscribed books, and manuscripts we maintain a high quality inventory. Our shop is located in the heart of Newton Centre where we are open by chance or appointment

In the long-standing tradition of the rare book trade we continue to mail regular catalogues to our customers. We are easily accessible via the MBTA Green Line's D Branch. We travel widely and attend both international and local book fairs.

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