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About the Author: Raymond Chandler

Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter.

In 1932, at age forty-four, Raymond Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Depression. His first short story, "Blackmailers Don't Shoot", was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine. His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939. In addition to his short stories, Chandler published just seven full novels during his lifetime (though an eighth in progress at his death was completed by Robert B. Parker). All but Playback have been realized into motion pictures, some several times. In the year before he died, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. He died on March 26, 1959, in La Jolla, California.

Chandler had an immense stylistic influence on American popular literature, and is considered by many to be a founder, along with Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain and other Black Mask writers, of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction. Chandler's Philip Marlowe, along with Hammett's Sam Spade, are considered by some to be synonymous with "private detective," both having been played on screen by Humphrey Bogart, whom many considered to be the quintessential Marlowe.

Some of Chandler's novels are considered to be important literary works, and three are often considered to be masterpieces: Farewell, My Lovely (1940), The Little Sister (1949), and The Long Goodbye (1953). The Long Goodbye is praised within an anthology of American crime stories as "arguably the first book since Hammett's The Glass Key, published more than twenty years earlier, to qualify as a serious and significant mainstream novel that just happened to possess elements of mystery".


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Paperback, Published in Nov 2009 by RBA

ISBN10: 8498676584 | ISBN13: 9788498676587

Page count: 175

Solitario, cinico y esceptico, Philip Marlowe es, junto a Sam Spade, el detective mas famoso de todos los tiempos. De algun modo, todos los grandes detectives que a partir de los anos cuarenta ha dado la novela negra no hacen mas que recrear al inolvidable Marlowe, concebido inicialmente por Raymond Chandler como una suerte de alter ego, un Quijote que se enfrenta a una sociedad que no comprende armado tan solo con su insobornable etica. Este volumen contiene las cuatro primeras novelas protagonizadas por Philip Marlowe. En El sueno eterno (1939), la primera gran novela negra de Chandler, el detective investiga el chantaje a un anciano millonario por la deuda de juego de una de sus hijas. En Adios, muneca (1940), para muchos su mejor obra, sigue al gigante Moose Malloy en la busqueda desesperada de su pequena Velma, pero termina enredandose en las turbulencias de un hampon. En La ventana siniestra (1942), lo que persigue es el rastro de una moneda valorada en una fortuna para acabar donde suele: en las alcantarillas del engano, la violencia y el delito. Finalmente, en La dama del lago (1943) la corrupcion y el crimen se desencadenan tras la desaparicion de una mujer sin atributos.

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