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Chandler, Raymond 1888-1959

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Most widely held works by Raymond Chandler
The big sleep by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
258 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,253 WorldCat member 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 )
58 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 2,913 WorldCat member 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
The lady in the lake ; The little sister ; The long goodbye ; Playback by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
167 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private detective Philip Marlowe's search for two lost wives leads him into a world of evil, corruption, and murder
Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a train by Patricia Highsmith ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,690 WorldCat member 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
Double indemnity by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
74 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,483 WorldCat member 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
Farewell, my lovely by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
165 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,443 WorldCat member 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
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 )
20 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2,229 WorldCat member 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 )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 2,187 WorldCat member 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 long goodbye by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
95 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,994 WorldCat member 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 )
122 editions published between 1195 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wealthy Pasadena widow with a mean streak, a missing daughter-in-law with a past, and a gold coin worth a small fortune -- the elements don't quite add up until Marlowe discovers evidence of murder, rape, blackmail, and the worst kind of human exploitation
The little sister by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
103 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,585 WorldCat member 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
Playback by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
129 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Chandler's final novel, Marlowe is hired by an influential lawyer he's never heard of to tail a gorgeous redhead, but decides he prefers to help out the redhead. She's been acquitted of her alcoholic husband's murder, but her father-in-law prefers not to take the court's word for it." -- Back cover
The Raymond Chandler omnibus : four famous classics ... by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
20 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For contents, see Author Catalog
The simple art of murder by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
60 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An essay on detective fiction accompanies eight stories about a politician's murder, a hotel detective, missing pearls, and gangsters
Trouble is my business by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
94 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member 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 big sleep by Raymond Chandler ( Recording )
29 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marlowe takes on an assignment from the Sternwood family: the child-woman Carmen, the sultry Frances, and the ancient General too far past his prime to cope with his daughters' brand of trouble. Stepping in to deal with a case of blackmail, Marlowe follows a trail that leads him into a landscape littered with murder and deception
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe : a centennial celebration ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member 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 )
57 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It was in the pulp detective magazines of the 1930s that Raymond Chandler's definitive take on the hard-boiled detective story first appeared. Here then, from the well-thumbed pages of 'Black Mask' and 'Dime Detective Magazine', are eight of his finest stories including 'The Man Who Liked Dogs', 'The Lady in the Lake' and 'Bay City Blues'. Sharper than a hoodlum's switchblade, more exciting than an unexpected red-head and stronger than a double shot of whisky, they are packed full of the punchy poetry and laconic wit that makes Chandler the undisputed master of his genre
The blue dahlia : a screenplay by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
35 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The long goodbye by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
61 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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, who he's divorced and re-married and who ends up dead. and now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe. From the Trade Paperback edition
 
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Alternative Names
Čandler, Rajmond, 1888-1959
Čandlers, Reimonds, 1888-1959
Čendler, Rajmond
Čendler, Rejmond
Čendler, Rejmond, 1888-1959
Chandler, Raimond, 1888-1959
Chandler, Raymond
Chandler, Raymond Thornton.
Chandler, Raymond Thornton, 1888-1959
Šāndlīr, Rīmūn, 1888-1959
Tsantler, Rainmont, 1888-1959
Tsantler, Reēmont, 1888-1959
Чандлер, Рэймонд, 1888-1959
Чендлер, Раймонд, 1888-1959
צ׳אנדלר, ריימונד, 1888-1959
צ׳נדלר, ריימונד, 1888-1959
ريمون شاندلر، 1888-1959
チャンドラー, R
チャンドラー, レイモンド
レイモンドチャンドラー, 1888-1959
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