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The Lady in the Lake (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

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Publisher Comments:

A couple of missing wives — one a rich man's and one a poor man's — become the objects of Marlowe's investigation. One of them may have gotten a Mexican divorce and married a gigolo and the other may be dead. Marlowe's not sure he cares about either one, but he's not paid to care.

Review:

"Raymond Chandler is a master. The New York Times

Review:

"[Chandler] wrote as if pain hurt and life mattered. The New Yorker

Review:

"Chandler seems to have created the culminating American hero: wised up, hopeful, thoughtful, adventurous, sentimental, cynical and rebellious." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Philip Marlowe remains the quintessential urban private eye. Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Nobody can write like Chandler on his home turf, not even Faulkner. . . . An original. . . . A great artist." The Boston Book Review

Review:

"Raymond Chandler was one of the finest prose writers of the twentieth century. . . . Age does not wither Chandler's prose. . . . He wrote like an angel." Literary Review

Review:

"[T]he prose rises to heights of unselfconscious eloquence, and we realize with a jolt of excitement that we are in the presence of not a mere action tale teller, but a stylist, a writer with a vision." The New York Review of Books

Synopsis:

Philip Marlowe goes out of his usual city habitat into the mountains outside of Los Angeles in his strange search for a missing woman.

Synopsis:

Marlowe's wry humor and existential sense of his job prove yet again why he has become one of the most recognized and imitated characters in fiction.

Synopsis:

A couple of missing wives—one a rich man's and one a poor man's—become the objects of Marlowe's investigation. One of them may have gotten a Mexican divorce and married a gigolo and the other may be dead. Marlowe's not sure he cares about either one, but he's not paid to care.

About the Author

Raymond Chandler was born in 1888 and published his first story in 1933 in the pulp magazine Black Mask. By the time he published his first novel, The Big Sleep (1939), featuring, as did all his major works, the iconic private eye Philip Marlowe, it was clear that he had not only mastered a genre but had set a standard wo which others could only aspire. Chandler created a body of work that ranks with the best of twentieth-century literature. He died in 1959.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394758251
Author:
Chandler, Raymond
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
r, Raymond
Author:
Chandle
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
Private investigators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.
Subject:
Marlowe, Philip
Subject:
Los Angeles (Calif.) Fiction.
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
mystery;fiction;crime;noir;philip marlowe;detective;crime fiction;los angeles;novel;hardboiled;detective fiction;american;california;20th century;american literature;1940s;classic;raymond chandler;marlowe;usa;literature;thriller;murder;pulp;american ficti
Subject:
mystery;fiction;crime;noir;philip marlowe;detective;crime fiction;los angeles;novel;hardboiled;detective fiction;american;california;20th century;american literature;1940s;classic;raymond chandler;marlowe;usa;literature;thriller;murder;pulp;american ficti
Subject:
mystery;fiction;crime;noir;philip marlowe;detective;crime fiction;los angeles;novel;hardboiled;detective fiction;american;california;20th century;american literature;1940s;classic;raymond chandler;marlowe;usa;literature;thriller;murder;pulp;american ficti
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19880812
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.12x5.20x.56 in. .56 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780394758251 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Raymond Chandler is a master.
"Review" by , "[Chandler] wrote as if pain hurt and life mattered.
"Review" by , "Chandler seems to have created the culminating American hero: wised up, hopeful, thoughtful, adventurous, sentimental, cynical and rebellious."
"Review" by , "Philip Marlowe remains the quintessential urban private eye.
"Review" by , "Nobody can write like Chandler on his home turf, not even Faulkner. . . . An original. . . . A great artist."
"Review" by , "Raymond Chandler was one of the finest prose writers of the twentieth century. . . . Age does not wither Chandler's prose. . . . He wrote like an angel."
"Review" by , "[T]he prose rises to heights of unselfconscious eloquence, and we realize with a jolt of excitement that we are in the presence of not a mere action tale teller, but a stylist, a writer with a vision."
"Synopsis" by , Philip Marlowe goes out of his usual city habitat into the mountains outside of Los Angeles in his strange search for a missing woman.
"Synopsis" by , Marlowe's wry humor and existential sense of his job prove yet again why he has become one of the most recognized and imitated characters in fiction.
"Synopsis" by , A couple of missing wives—one a rich man's and one a poor man's—become the objects of Marlowe's investigation. One of them may have gotten a Mexican divorce and married a gigolo and the other may be dead. Marlowe's not sure he cares about either one, but he's not paid to care.
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