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Annotated Big Sleep - by Raymond Chandler (Paperback)

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The first fully annotated edition of Raymond Chandler’s 1939 classic The Big Sleep features hundreds of illuminating notes and images alongside the full text of the novel and is an essential addition to any crime fiction fan’s library. A masterpiece of noir, Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep helped to define a genre. Today it remains one of the most celebrated and stylish novels of the twentieth century. This comprehensive, annotated edition offers a fascinating look behind the scenes of the novel, bringing the gritty and seductive world of Chandler's iconic private eye Philip Marlowe to life. The Annotated Big Sleep solidifies the novel’s position as one of the great works of American fiction andwill surprise and enthrall Chandler’s biggest fans.   Including: -Personal letters and source texts -The historical context of Chandler’s Los Angeles, including maps and images -Film stills and art from the early pulps -An analysis of class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in the novel
Edition: Annotated
Number of Pages: 474
Genre: Literary Criticism, Performing Arts
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Raymond Chandler
Language: English
Street Date: July 17, 2018
TCIN: 52148955
UPC: 9780804168885
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-4387
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A Fine Example of an Annotated Novel

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DrZaat 21 days ago
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The Annotated Big Sleep is a nicely produced book. The text and the notes are on facing pages, so the reader does not have to constantly flip to the back of the book to read the notes. The comments are varied -- comments on the text, on Chandler in general, on hard-boiled fiction, on the films bas...see moreof the reviewer's review
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