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The Big Sleep : Bill Amberg for Penguin Classics

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This Penguin Classic is the result of a creative collaboration between Bill Amberg and the world's favourite publisher. It is one in a series of six luxury leather-bound titles.Raymond Chandler created the fast talking, trouble seeking Californian private eye Philip Marlowe for his first great novel The Big Sleep in 1939. Marlowe's entanglement with the Sternwood family - and an attendant cast of colourful underworld figures - is the background to a story reflecting all the tarnished glitter of the great American Dream.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 164 x 236 x 42mm | 580g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141189517
  • 9780141189512
  • 736,910

About Raymond Chandler

is best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe. He was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in California in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, including The Big Sleep, The Lady in the Lake, Farewell, My Lovely, The High Window, and The Long Goodbye. Raymond Chandler is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction.show more

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