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The Big Sleep

By Raymond Chandler
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066365974
  • Pages : 155
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 977
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"The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Isbn : 1400030234
  • Pages : 224
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  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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  • Pages : 172
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By Meaghan Gray
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  • Pages : 199
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  • Reads : 187
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For the second time in thirty years, the entire world has fallen asleep. A science fantasy adventure. Get Book Two (The Masters) now! Thirty years after the Greymen caused the decimation of her people, high school drop out Rain Collins spends her days learning to pickpocket and hold her booze. Yet she longs for the freedom and adventure of the Dreamwalkers of the past. When the Greymen return and send her world into a second Big Sleep, Rain discovers her own innate powers and finds the epic adventure she has always sought. But she soon learns that the dangers of the dream world are far greater than she ever expected. Hunted by a particularly fearsome Greyman, Rain must put herself at constant risk to keep her friends and family safe from the nightmares. While she rages against the invaders, she searches for the nefarious truth behind their return. Driven by the true thirst for freedom, she will stop at nothing to drive the Greymen from her planet forever.

The Big Sleep

By Terry Collett
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  • Publisher : Booktango
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  • Pages : 1
  • Category : Poetry
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This is a collection of poems is from 2009. They have survived the test of time. Some have been published elsewhere, most have not. I have moved on from this genre pf poetry writing, but they are milestones on my road of creativity.

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By Greg Hoey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : TrashBooks inc.
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 102
  • Category : Art
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A book of fine essays, short stories and 'other' topical thoughts on contemporary culture and politics.

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By Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Isbn : 1410341305
  • Pages : 25
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Raymond Chandler's "The Big Sleep," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Creatures of Darkness

By Gene D. Phillips
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Isbn : 0813160014
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 726
  • File Pdf: creatures-of-darkness.pdf

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More than any other writer, Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) is responsible for raising detective stories from the level of pulp fiction to literature. Chandler's hard-boiled private eye Philip Marlowe set the standard for rough, brooding heroes who managed to maintain a strong sense of moral conviction despite a cruel and indifferent world. Chandler's seven novels, including The Big Sleep (1939) and The Long Goodbye (1953), with their pessimism and grim realism, had a direct influence on the emergence of film noir. Chandler worked to give his crime novels the flavor of his adopted city, Los Angeles, which was still something of a frontier town, rife with corruption and lawlessness. In addition to novels, Chandler wrote short stories and penned the screenplays for several films, including Double Indemnity (1944) and Strangers on a Train (1951). His work with Billy Wilder and Alfred Hitchcock on these projects was fraught with the difficulties of collaboration between established directors and an author who disliked having to edit his writing on demand. Creatures of Darkness is the first major biocritical study of Chandler in twenty years. Gene Phillips explores Chandler's unpublished script for Lady in the Lake, examines the process of adaptation of the novel Strangers on a Train, discusses the merits of the unproduced screenplay for Playback, and compares Howard Hawks's director's cut of The Big Sleep with the version shown in theaters. Through interviews he conducted with Wilder, Hitchcock, Hawks, and Edward Dmytryk over the past several decades, Phillips provides deeper insight into Chandler's sometimes difficult personality. Chandler's wisecracking Marlowe has spawned a thousand imitations. Creatures of Darkness lucidly explains the author's dramatic impact on both the literary and cinematic worlds, demonstrating the immeasurable debt that both detective fiction and the neo-noir films of today owe to Chandler's stark vision.

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By Various Authors
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 1443437182
  • Pages : 1000
  • Category : Fiction
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  • File Pdf: classic-noir-mysteries.pdf

Book Summary:

Hard-boiled detectives The Continental Op, Sam Spade, and Philip Marlowe elude gangsters and gunfire to solve the case and save the girl in these classic noir mysteries. This special ebook bundle includes Red Harvest, The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, The Big Sleep, and The Long Goodbye. Pioneers of the detective genre, authors Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler’s work laid the foundation for modern sleuths on both page and screen. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Long Goodbye

By Raymond Chandler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Isbn : 140003020X
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 525
  • File Pdf: the-long-good.pdf

Book Summary:

Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's sixth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye, Philip Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, whom he divorced and remarried and who ends up dead. And now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.

The Big Lebowski

By J.M. Tyree,Ben Walters
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 183871958X
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 339
  • File Pdf: the-big-lebowski.pdf

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Ethan and Joel Coen's The Big Lebowski was released in 1998 to general bafflement. A decade on, it had become a cult classic and remains so over 20 years later, inspiring a thriving circuit of 'Lebowski Fests' during which costumed devotees gather at bowling alleys and guzzle White Russians. Beyond its superabundance of deliciously quotable lines, how has the movie inspired such remarkable affection? And why does its critical stock continue to rise? The film's unlikely anchor is Jeff Bridges' career-best performance as Jeffrey Lebowski, a fully-baked 1960s radical turned Venice Beach drop-out known to his friends as 'the Dude'. Mistaken for an identically-named grandee whose young trophy wife is in trouble, the Dude finds himself embroiled in an impossibly convoluted kidnap plot involving pornographers, nihilists and threats to his 'johnson'. Worst of all, it conflicts with his bowling commitments. In part an irreverent pastiche of Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep (as filmed by Howard Hawks), The Big Lebowski is also a jukebox of film history, littered with playful references to everything from Hitchcock and Altman to Busby Berkeley. This riot of addled quotations reflects the film's Los Angeles setting, a discombobulated world inhabited by flakes, phonies and poseurs with put-on identities. Like many Coen films, the movie plays havoc with the conventions of the crime genre and the absurdities of classical American 'heroism'. But it's also that rare thing: a comedy that gets richer, funnier and more affecting with each viewing. Beneath its breakneck pacing and foul-mouthed ribaldry, the Dude's story offers disarmingly humane lessons in the value of simple things: friendship, laughter and bowling. In their foreword to this new edition, the authors reflect on Lebowski's cult status and its contemporary resonances as a film about gentle non-conformity and friendship in an increasingly polarized world. The new edition also includes an interview with the Coens, revealing the origins of the name 'Jeffrey Lebowski'.

The Little Sister

By Raymond Chandler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Isbn : 1400030196
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 764
  • File Pdf: the-little-sister.pdf

Book Summary:

Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's fifth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Little Sister, a movie starlet with a gangster boyfriend and a pair of siblings with a shared secret lure private eye Philip Marlowe into the less than glamorous and more than a little dangerous world of Hollywood fame. Chandler's first foray into the industry that dominates the company town that is Los Angeles.

Goldfish

By Raymond Chandler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0593467752
  • Pages : 16
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 412
  • File Pdf: goldfish.pdf

Book Summary:

In this short story from Raymond Chandler’s Trouble is My Business, the iconic private eye, Philip Marlowe, takes up the case of the Leander Pearls. Stolen decades ago, the thief was caught but the pearls themselves were never recovered. With the $25,000 reward still on the table, Marlowe’s on the case, but he soon realizes he’s not the only one. A quintessential work of detective fiction, Goldfish is a classic Marlowe caper, filled with twists, turns, and double-crosses. A Vintage Short.

The Big Lebowski

By Jenny Jones
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Voyageur Press
  • Isbn : 1610586522
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 337
  • File Pdf: the-big-lebowski.pdf

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Whether contending with nihilists, botching a kidnapping pay-off, watching as his beloved rug is micturated upon, or simply bowling and drinking Caucasians, the Dude—or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing—abides. As embodied by Jeff Bridges, the main character of the 1998 Coen brothers’ film The Big Lebowski is a modern hero who has inspired festivals, burlesque interpretations, and even a religion (Dudeism). In time for the fifteenth anniversary of The Big Lebowski, film author and curator Jenny M. Jones tells the full story of the Dude, from how the Coen brothers came up with the idea for a modern LA noir to never-been-told anecdotes about the film’s production, its critical and commercial reception, and, finally, how it came to be such an international cult hit. Achievers, as Lebowski fans call themselves, will discover many hidden truths, including why it is that Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) is so obsessed with Vietnam, what makes Theodore Donald “Donny” Kerabatsos (Steve Buscemi) so confused all the time, how the film defies genre, and what unexpected surprise Bridges got during filming of the Gutterballs dream sequence. (Hint: it involved curly wigs and a gurney.) Interspersed throughout are sidebars, interviews with members of the film’s cast and crew, scene breakdowns, guest essays by prominent experts on Lebowski language, music, filmmaking techniques, and more, and hundreds of photographs—including many of artwork inspired by the film.

The Big Somewhere

By Steven Powell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 1501331353
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 985
  • File Pdf: the-big-somewhere.pdf

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James Ellroy's identity as a crime writer is rooted in his extraordinary life story and relationship with his home city of Los Angeles. Beginning with the unsolved murder of his mother, Geneva Hilliker Ellroy, in 1958, Ellroy's early life played a large role in shaping his obsessions with murder, the criminal underworld of L.A. and the redemptive power of the feminine. Ellroy's life could be seen as a brutal, visceral and emotionally exhausting realisation of the American Dream, a theme he has explored in his writing to the extent that he is credited with reinventing crime fiction. The Big Somewhere: Essays on James Ellroy's Noir World is an in-depth, scholarly study of the work of James Ellroy, featuring leading Ellroy scholars such as Anna Flügge, Jim Mancall and Rodney Taveira. Moving from Ellroy's early detective novels to his later epic works of historical fiction, it explores how Ellroy found his place in the history of the genre by building on, and then surpassing, the works of authors who influenced him such as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Joseph Wambaugh. It also examines Ellroy's impact on contemporary writers and on the cultural perception of L.A., which has been his legacy through the L.A. Quartet novels. The 'Big Somewhere' is not a geographical location, but a conglomeration of the cinematic, historical and fictional worlds that influenced Ellroy, from film noir to the Kennedy era in American politics, and on which he, in turn, has left his mark.

Ultimate Philip Marlowe Collection

By Raymond Chandler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 1443428108
  • Pages : 1949
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 250
  • File Pdf: ultimate-philip-marlowe-collection.pdf

Book Summary:

Since he first appeared in The Big Sleep in 1939, hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe has come to define modern ideals of the private investigator. This special collection brings together all of the stories featuring author Raymond Chandler’s most famous character and includes: The Big Sleep, a book that holds a place on TIME Magazine’s list of Top 100 Novels, and features Marlowe’s first appearance on the printed page as he works to solve a case for a dying millionaire, as well as Farewell, My Lovely, The High Window, The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye, and Playback. Raymond Chandler’s hard-boiled private eye has been adapted for film, radio and television numerous times. The most famous portrayal of the character was by Humphrey Bogart in the 1946 movie adaptation of The Big Sleep. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.