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Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid....He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. This is the Code of the Private Eye as defined by Raymond Chandler in his 1944 essay The Simple Act of Murder. Such a man was Philip Marlowe, private eye, an educated, h Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid....He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. This is the Code of the Private Eye as defined by Raymond Chandler in his 1944 essay The Simple Act of Murder. Such a man was Philip Marlowe, private eye, an educated, heroic, streetwise, rugged individualist and the hero of Chandlers first novel, The Big Sleep . This work established Chandler as the master of the hard-boiled detective novel, and his articulate and literary style of writing won him a large audience, which ranged from the man in the street to the most sophisticated intellectual. Marlowe subsequently appeared in a series of extremely popular novels, among them The Lady in the Lake , The Long Goodbye , and Farewell, My Lovely . ~ Elizabeth Diefendorf, editor, The New York Public Librarys Books of the Century , p. 112. Selected as one of Time Magazines All-Time 100 Novels, with the following review: I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didnt care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. This sentence, from the first paragraph of The Big Sleep, marks the last time you can be fully confident that you know whats going on. The first novel by Raymond Chandler at the age of 51.

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Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid....He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. This is the Code of the Private Eye as defined by Raymond Chandler in his 1944 essay The Simple Act of Murder. Such a man was Philip Marlowe, private eye, an educated, h Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid....He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. This is the Code of the Private Eye as defined by Raymond Chandler in his 1944 essay The Simple Act of Murder. Such a man was Philip Marlowe, private eye, an educated, heroic, streetwise, rugged individualist and the hero of Chandlers first novel, The Big Sleep . This work established Chandler as the master of the hard-boiled detective novel, and his articulate and literary style of writing won him a large audience, which ranged from the man in the street to the most sophisticated intellectual. Marlowe subsequently appeared in a series of extremely popular novels, among them The Lady in the Lake , The Long Goodbye , and Farewell, My Lovely . ~ Elizabeth Diefendorf, editor, The New York Public Librarys Books of the Century , p. 112. Selected as one of Time Magazines All-Time 100 Novels, with the following review: I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didnt care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. This sentence, from the first paragraph of The Big Sleep, marks the last time you can be fully confident that you know whats going on. The first novel by Raymond Chandler at the age of 51.
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Title The Big Sleep Height 11.1
Raymond Chandler Width 1.7
ISBN-13 9780140108927 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0140108920 Spine Width
Publisher Faber And Faber (penguin India) Pages 272
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