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Philip Marlowe's Guide to Life

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ISBN-10: 1400041589

ISBN-13: 9781400041589

Edition: 2005

Authors: Raymond Chandler, Marty Asher

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Raymond Chandler's classic gumshoe Philip Marlowe is the quintessential American detective. His effortless masculinity, smoldering sexuality, and verbal fleetness remain the embodiment of cool. He liked liquor, women, and working alone. And, in a world defined by betrayal, mistrust, and double-dealing, Marlowe's rough exterior belies an unshakable code of honor. Taken together, his observations and witticisms represent some of the most scathing and brilliant writing in crime fiction, and coalesce into a wonderfully alluring worldview: a vision of unswerving righteousness, accountability, and stylish conduct in a sea of turpitude and injustice. "Philip Marlowe's Guide to Life is an elegant,…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 6.75" wide x 5.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 23, 1888. Before becoming a professional writer in 1933, he worked as a reporter, an accountant, bookkeeper, and auditor. He wrote several novels featuring private detective Philip Marlowe including The Big Sleep, The High Window, The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, and The Long Goodbye. In addition to novels and short stories, he wrote screenplays. He won two academy awards, for Double Indemnity (1944) and The Blue Dahlia (1946). He died on March 26, 1959.