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The Resource Later novels and other writings : the lady in the lake ; The little sister ; The long goodbye ; Playback ; Double Idemnity ; Selected essays and letters, Raymond Chandler

Later novels and other writings : the lady in the lake ; The little sister ; The long goodbye ; Playback ; Double Idemnity ; Selected essays and letters, Raymond Chandler

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Later novels and other writings : the lady in the lake ; The little sister ; The long goodbye ; Playback ; Double Idemnity ; Selected essays and letters
Title
Later novels and other writings
Title remainder
the lady in the lake ; The little sister ; The long goodbye ; Playback ; Double Idemnity ; Selected essays and letters
Statement of responsibility
Raymond Chandler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Later Novels and Other Writings begins with The Lady in the Lake (1943). Written during the war, the story takes Marlowe out of the seamy L.A. streets to the deceptive tranquility of the surrounding mountains, as the search for a businessman's missing wife expands into an elegy of loneliness and loss. The darker tone typical of Chandler's later fiction is evident in The Little Sister (1949), in which an ambitious starlet, a blackmailer, and a seemingly naive young woman from Manhattan, Kansas, are the key players in a plot that provides fuel for a bitter indictment of Hollywood and Chandler's most savage portrayal of his adopted city. The Long Goodbye (1953), his most ambitious and self-revealing novel, uncovers a more anguished resonance in the Marlowe character, in a plot that hinges on the betrayal of friendship and the compromises of middle age. Playback (1958), written originally as a screenplay, is Chandler's seventh and last novel. A special feature of this volume is Chandler's long-unavailable screenplay for the film noir classic Double Indemnity (1944), adapted from James M. Cain's novel. Supplementing the volume, and providing a more personal glimpse of Chandler's personality, are a selection of essays - including "The Simple Art of Murder," in which Chandler muses on his pulp roots and on the special qualities of his hero and style - and eleven letters that range wittily and often sardonically over the worlds of writing, publishing, and filmmaking
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DLC
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1888-1959
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Chandler, Raymond
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3505.H3224
LC item number
A6 1995c
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
80
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  • Marlowe, Philip (Fictitious character)
  • Private investigators
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Briefsammlung
Label
Later novels and other writings : the lady in the lake ; The little sister ; The long goodbye ; Playback ; Double Idemnity ; Selected essays and letters, Raymond Chandler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • The lady in the lake
  • The little sister
  • The long goodbye
  • Playback
  • Double indemnity
  • Selected essays and letters
Control code
ocm31658103
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
1076 p.
Isbn
9781883011079
Lccn
94043705
System control number
(OCoLC)31658103
Label
Later novels and other writings : the lady in the lake ; The little sister ; The long goodbye ; Playback ; Double Idemnity ; Selected essays and letters, Raymond Chandler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • The lady in the lake
  • The little sister
  • The long goodbye
  • Playback
  • Double indemnity
  • Selected essays and letters
Control code
ocm31658103
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
1076 p.
Isbn
9781883011079
Lccn
94043705
System control number
(OCoLC)31658103

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