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THE BIG SLEEP

THE BIG SLEEP

THE BIG SLEEP
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THE BIG SLEEP - 1939

by CHANDLER, RAYMOND

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939., 1939. First edition. First edition. Author's first book. Fine, bright square copy with top edge dark blue and un-faded in dust jacket with a tiny (1/8") closed tear to top edge of rear panel and a tiny (1/8") closed tear and one inch wrinkle to bottom edge of the rear panel. A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery novel and an exceptional copy. Made into two films of the same name, in 1946 starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and in 1978 starring Robert Mitchum and Sarah Miles. Housed in a two-tone quarter leather and cloth clam shell case with a leather label on the spine and the titles stamped in gold gilt.
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About this book

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. -

First Edition Identification

 First edition published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1939. Stated first edition on the copyright page and $2.00 price point on the dust jacket. The initial edition barely sold 13,000. It was not until after the 1946 film that the novel gained in popularity. 

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  • Title THE BIG SLEEP
  • Author CHANDLER, RAYMOND
  • Edition First edition
  • Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 1939., New York
  • Date 1939
  • Bookseller's Inventory # 33775

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