The Big Sleep

    • 3.3 • 35 Ratings

Publisher Description

An Apple Books Classic edition.


Philip Marlowe is a classic noir detective. Tough and wisecracking, he works out of an office in L.A. and seems to attract bad-news women. He smokes, drinks, and hides beneath his fedora when he’s staking out a suspect. But below his tough-guy façade, Marlowe is a deep and cultured man.


Published in 1939, The Big Sleep> is the first of Raymond Chandler’s hardboiled mysteries starring Philip Marlowe-and it pretty much gave birth to an entire genre of fiction and film. This time around, Marlowe is hired to find out who’s blackmailing a general’s wild-child daughter, leading to a twisty and gritty murder investigation.


Full of Marlowe’s memorable quips and vivid portraits of L.A.’s seedy underbelly, this novel is an undisputed classic-and a hugely entertaining read.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
1939
December 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
59
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
190.1
KB

Customer Reviews

Diablo_the_pagano ,

worst formatting

This book contains many errors. Terrible formatting for such a good read.

Leo Orientis ,

This is not The Big Sleep

Wherever this text came from, it is not The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. It seems to be some kind of a "Reader's Digest" version, where sentences and chapters are intentionally simplified, perhaps for those learning English. It is NOT the work of Raymond Chandler.

craigb0bins0n ,

What’s with the chapter titles

Who is Grieg? Why are there chapter titles at all?

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