Chandler, Raymond 1888-1959
Most widely held works about Raymond Chandler
Most widely held works by Raymond Chandler
The big sleep by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
340 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 23 languages and held by 3,137 libraries worldwide
When a case of blackmail involving the daughter of a California millionaire leads to murder, the inimitable Philip Marlowe is stirred into action as he becomes embroiled in a troublesome case of extortion complicated by kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder.
Poodle Springs by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
57 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 16 languages and held by 2,474 libraries worldwide
Philip Marlowe marries a rich, beautiful society lady who wants him to settle down. But old habits die hard, and Marlowe soon is back in business, enmeshed in a case involving pornography, bigamy, and murder.
Later novels and other writings : the lady in the lake ; The little sister ; The long goodbye ; Playback ; Double Idemnity ; Selected essays and letters by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
13 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,053 libraries worldwide
Later Novels and Other Writings begins with The Lady in the Lake (1943). Written during the war, the story takes Marlowe out of the seamy L.A. streets to the deceptive tranquility of the surrounding mountains, as the search for a businessman's missing wife expands into an elegy of loneliness and loss. The darker tone typical of Chandler's later fiction is evident in The Little Sister (1949), in which an ambitious starlet, a blackmailer, and a seemingly naive young woman from Manhattan, Kansas, are the key players in a plot that provides fuel for a bitter indictment of Hollywood and Chandler's most savage portrayal of his adopted city. The Long Goodbye (1953), his most ambitious and self-revealing novel, uncovers a more anguished resonance in the Marlowe character, in a plot that hinges on the betrayal of friendship and the compromises of middle age. Playback (1958), written originally as a screenplay, is Chandler's seventh and last novel. A special feature of this volume is Chandler's long-unavailable screenplay for the film noir classic Double Indemnity (1944), adapted from James M. Cain's novel. Supplementing the volume, and providing a more personal glimpse of Chandler's personality, are a selection of essays - including "The Simple Art of Murder," in which Chandler muses on his pulp roots and on the special qualities of his hero and style - and eleven letters that range wittily and often sardonically over the worlds of writing, publishing, and filmmaking.
Stories and early novels : Pulp stories ; The big sleep ; Farewell, my lovely ; The high window by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,928 libraries worldwide
"Stories and Early Novels includes every story that Chandler did not later incorporate into a novel - thirteen in all. Drawn from the pages of Black Mask and Dime Detective, these stories show how Chandler adapted the violent conventions of the pulp magazines - with their brisk exposition and rapid-fire dialogue - to his own emerging vision of 20th-century America." "Raymond Chandler: Stories and Early Novels contains a newly researched chronology of Chandler's life, explanatory notes, and an essay on the texts."--Jacket.
The lady in the lake by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
223 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in 21 languages and held by 1,902 libraries worldwide
Private detective Philip Marlowe's search for two lost wives leads him into a world of evil, corruption, and murder.
Farewell, my lovely by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
252 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 24 languages and held by 1,838 libraries worldwide
Moose Malloy, a six-foot-five giant just out of prison, gets detective Philip Marlowe involved in his seemingly hopeless search for Velma, his missing girlfriend.
Double indemnity ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 1,658 libraries worldwide
"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container.
The long goodbye by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
107 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in 15 languages and held by 1,504 libraries worldwide
Marlowe is constantly on the move with a case involving a war-scarred drunk and his nymphomaniac wife. A psychotic gangster is on his trail; he is in trouble with the cops; and an unequaled number of corpses turn up.
The high window by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
168 editions published between 1195 and 2011 in 15 languages and held by 1,369 libraries worldwide
Philip Marlowe's hunches began paying off as a routine search for a priceless coin becomes a dangerously tangled web in the California underworld.
Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a train ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,355 libraries worldwide
Guy Haines, a tennis star who hates his wife, is approached on a train by a stranger, Bruno Anthony, who hates his father. Anthony offers a plan: each could kill the other's victim. No motive, no clue would link the two murders save the casual meeting of strangers on a train.
The little sister by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
155 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 18 languages and held by 1,283 libraries worldwide
"Little Sister" appears in Philip Marlowe's office--pathetic, appealing but with something strangely phony about her, and Marlowe finds himself in the center of a succession of curious and violent happenings.
The Raymond Chandler omnibus; four famous classics by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
16 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and held by 1,169 libraries worldwide
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Selected letters of Raymond Chandler by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
22 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 969 libraries worldwide
The simple art of murder by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
45 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 864 libraries worldwide
An essay on detective fiction accompanies eight stories about a politician's murder, a hotel detective, missing pearls, and gangsters.
Playback by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
131 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 17 languages and held by 848 libraries worldwide
Detective Philip Marlowe is assigned to tail classy redhead Betty-- a cinch, he thinks, until lounge lizard Larry Mitchell turns up dead outside Betty's hotel room a few hours after pawing her in a California club.
Raymond Chandler speaking by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
53 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 839 libraries worldwide
Trouble is my business by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
48 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 764 libraries worldwide
A private detective is hired to break up an unsuitable romance, find a missing dog, solve a murder, search for an ex-con's lost girlfriend, ransom a necklace, and investigate a wife's mysterious disappearance.
The long good-bye by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
85 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 760 libraries worldwide
Sensible au désespoir d'un alcoolique oisif qui vit aux crochets de sa riche épouse volage, Philip Marlowe fait passer la frontière mexicaine à Terry Lennox, ancien commando, après avoir découvert sa femme assassinée. Intimement convaincu de l'innocence de ce nouvel ami, Marlowe mène son enquête en parallèle avec celle que lui a confié une certaine Eileen Wade : retrouver son mari disparu.--[Memento].
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe : a centennial celebration ( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
25 "new Philip Marlowe stories by some of the world's leading mystery authors," including Max Allan Collins, Loren D. Estleman, Sara Paretsky, Simon Brett, Ed Gorman, and Eric Van Lustbader.
Killer in the rain by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
92 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Four classic mysteries from the master of the America detective story. "Killer in the rain" and "The curtain" are early works that laid the groundwork for the creation of the Philip Marlowe character. "Goldfish" and "Finger man" feature Marlowe at his very best. A must-have collection for every Chandler fan.
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