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Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published June by Alianza Editorial first published More Details Original Title. Philip Marlowe 6. Edward Loring , Dr. Grenz , Dr. Lester Vukanich , Dr. Amos Varley Other Editions Friend Reviews.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Do you have to read the other 5 books of his series before reading The Long Goodbye?!? Dierregi Is not a "series" strictly speaking. Each book is an independent story. So who actually killed Sylvia Lennox? Shawnna This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [Eilene Wade in a jealous rage hide spoiler ].
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His first short story, "Blackmailers Don't Shoot", was published in in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine. His first novel, The Big Sleep , was published in In Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter.
In addition to his short stories, Chandler published just seven full novels during his lifetime though an eighth in progress at his death was completed by Robert B. All but Playback have been realized into motion pictures, some several times. In the year before he died, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. He died on March 26, , in La Jolla, California. Chandler had an immense stylistic influence on American popular literature, and is considered by many to be a founder, along with Dashiell Hammett, James M.
Cain and other Black Mask writers, of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction. Chandler's Philip Marlowe, along with Hammett's Sam Spade, are considered by some to be synonymous with "private detective," both having been played on screen by Humphrey Bogart, whom many considered to be the quintessential Marlowe. Some of Chandler's novels are considered to be important literary works, and three are often considered to be masterpieces: Farewell, My Lovely , The Little Sister , and The Long Goodbye The Long Goodbye is praised within an anthology of American crime stories as "arguably the first book since Hammett's The Glass Key , published more than twenty years earlier, to qualify as a serious and significant mainstream novel that just happened to possess elements of mystery".
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The Long Goodbye is a novel by Raymond Chandler , published in , his sixth novel featuring the private investigator Philip Marlowe. Some critics consider it inferior to The Big Sleep or Farewell, My Lovely , but others rank it as the best of his work. The novel is notable for using hard-boiled detective fiction as a vehicle for social criticism and for including autobiographical elements from Chandler's life. In , the novel received the Edgar Award for Best Novel. It was later adapted as a film of the same name , updated to s Los Angeles and starring Elliott Gould. The novel opens outside a club called the Dancers.
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