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The Simple Art of Murder (Vintage Crime)

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Prefaced by the famous Atlantic Monthly essay of the same name, in which he argues the virtues of the hard-boiled detective novel, this collection mostly drawn from stories he wrote for the pulps demonstrates Chandler's imaginative, entertaining facility with the form.

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Prefaced by the famous Atlantic Monthly essay of the same name, in which he argues the virtues of the hard-boiled detective novel, this collection mostly drawn from stories he wrote for the pulps demonstrates Chandler's imaginative, entertaining facility with the form.

About the Author

Raymond Thornton Chandler (1888 - 1959) was the master practitioner of American hard-boiled crime fiction. Although he was born in Chicago, Chandler spent most of his boyhood and youth in England where he attended Dulwich College and later worked as a freelance journalist for The Westminster Gazette and The Spectator. During World War I, Chandler served in France with the First Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, transferring later to the Royal Flying Corps (R. A. F.). In 1919 he returned to the United States, settling in California, where he eventually became director of a number of independent oil companies. The Depression put an end to his career, and in 1933, at the age of forty-five, he turned to writing fiction, publishing his first stories in Black Mask. Chandlers detective stories often starred the brash but honorable Philip Marlowe (introduced in 1939 in his first novel, The Big Sleep) and were noted for their literate presentation and dead-on critical eye. Never a prolific writer, Chandler published only one collection of stories and seven novels in his lifetime. Some of Chandlers novels, like The Big Sleep, were made into classic movies which helped define the film noir style. In the last year of his life he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. He died in La Jolla, California on March 26, 1959.

Table of Contents

The simple art of murder: an essay — Spanish blood — I'll be waiting — the king in yellow — Pearls are a nuisance — Pickup on Noon Street-- Smart-aleck kill — Guns at Cyrano's — Nevada gas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394757650
Other:
Chandler, Raymond
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Chandler, Raymond
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Hard-boiled
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories -- Authorship.
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
mystery;fiction;short stories;crime;noir;detective;crime fiction;essays;hardboiled;detective fiction;writing;philip marlowe;los angeles;classic;literature;pulp;american;20th century;anthology;usa;raymond chandler;essay;short story;crime and mystery
Subject:
mystery;fiction;short stories;crime;noir;detective;crime fiction;essays;hardboiled;detective fiction;writing;philip marlowe;los angeles;classic;literature;pulp;american;20th century;anthology;usa;raymond chandler;essay;short story;crime and mystery
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19880931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.30x5.02x.78 in. .88 lbs.

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