Title: The Life of Raymond Chandler
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc, New York
Publication Date: 1976
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: First edition.
Quarto. original white cloth spine lettered in brown over brown boards. Frontispiece portrait and other illustrations. "Along with Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler invented the modern detective novel. He was a master of the Ôwisecrack' and the foremost exponent of the tough-guy school of writing. Raymond Chandler was also a writer of distinction in a field where quality was not expected. Dismissed from his job as an oil company executive for his unpredictable drinking habits, the man who revealed California's seamy side in such novels as The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye and Farewell, My Lovely did not turn to fiction until the age of 44. . Marlow, the tough but sentimental private eye, introduced his reclusive creator to a fascinating cast of characters in the 1930s and 1940s, including Alfred Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart, Lucky Luciano, and Erle Stanley Gardner ." -from the jacket blurb. "$298" in blue stamp on bottom edges, else fine pictorial dust jacket (spine a tad faded, else fine). Bookseller Inventory # 28764
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