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ISBN13: 9780394757681
ISBN10: 0394757688
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The questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are designed to enhance your reading of this outstanding selection from the "hard-boiled" school of crime writing: The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler. We hope that it will provide you with new ways of looking at--and talking about--the nature of detective fiction, as well as give you insight into how the hard-boiled style of writing emerged in the genre; how the style was shaped by twentieth-century American culture and by the lives of the men who created it; and how this form of writing has subsequently affected the way we view ourselves as Americans.

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Erin Naillon, September 1, 2007 (view all comments by Erin Naillon)
The best of Chandler's novels. The crime - a spoiled socialite battered to death - takes second place to Marlowe's relationships with the only close friend he may ever have had (the mysterious Terry Lennox), his strong yet uneasy attraction to a married woman, and his particular code of ethics. Chandler takes unerring aim at the society of the early 1950s, with devastating and highly entertaining results.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394757681
Author:
Chandler, Raymond
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Hard-boiled
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
Marlowe, philip (fictitious character)
Subject:
Private investigators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.
Subject:
Los Angeles (Calif.) Fiction.
Subject:
Marlowe, Philip
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
fiction;mystery;crime;noir;detective;philip marlowe;crime fiction;hardboiled;los angeles;novel;american;detective fiction;classic;20th century;california;marlowe;murder;raymond chandler;american literature;usa;literature;thriller;1950s;american fiction;pu
Subject:
fiction;mystery;crime;noir;detective;philip marlowe;crime fiction;novel;los angeles;hardboiled;american;detective fiction;classic;20th century;california;murder;american literature;raymond chandler;literature;usa;thriller;marlowe;1950s;american fiction;pu
Subject:
fiction;mystery;crime;noir;detective;philip marlowe;crime fiction;novel;los angeles;hardboiled;american;detective fiction;classic;20th century;california;murder;american literature;raymond chandler;literature;usa;thriller;marlowe;1950s;american fiction;pu
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
53
Publication Date:
19880831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.02x5.22x.78 in. .82 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780394757681 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Nobody can write like Chandler on his home turf, not even Faulkner....An original....A great artist."
"Review" by , "Chandler is not only the best writer of hardboiled P.I. stories, he's one of the 20th century's top scribes, period."
"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 , "[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."
"Review" by , "Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence."
"Review" by , "Raymond Chandler is a star of the first magnitude."
"Review" by , "Raymond Chandler invented a new way of talking about America, and America has never looked the same to us since."
"Review" by , "[Chandler]'s the perfect novelist for our times. He takes us into a different world, a world that's like ours, but isn't."
"Review" by , "His finest, most mature writing achievement."
"Synopsis" by , 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. Now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.
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