The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep
A Philip Marlowe Novel
Raymond Chandler

"His thin, claw-like hands were folded loosely on the rug, purple-nailed. A few locks of dry white hair clung to his scalp, like wild flowers fighting for life on a bare rock." Published in 1939, when Raymond Chandler was 50, this is the first of the Philip Marlowe novels. Its bursts of sex, violence, and explosively direct prose changed detective fiction forever. "She was trouble. She was tall and rangy and strong-looking. Her hair was black and wiry and parted in the middle. She had a good mouth and a good chin. There was a sulky droop to her lips and the lower lip was full."

Title The Big Sleep
Subtitle A Philip Marlowe Novel
Author Raymond Chandler
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 12 July 1988
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 234 p.
ISBN-10 0394758285
ISBN-13 9780394758282
Publication Date 12 July 1988
Main content page count 234
Weight 16 oz.

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