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By Toby Widdicombe

The writer of such works as The huge Sleep (1939), Farewell, My Lovely (1940), The woman within the Lake (1943), and The lengthy Goodbye (1953), Raymond Chandler was once the most well known secret writers of his time. His works remain learn this present day and feature been tailored again and again into movies. Chandler's writings have additionally been receiving starting to be quantities of scholarly realization, and whereas such a lot of this consciousness has fascinated by his use of language, critics are actually learning the fictional global he created and the milieu within which he wrote. This reference is an in depth consultant to his writings.

A chronology and short biography evaluate the manager occasions in his existence and occupation, with the biography discussing thematic styles in his lifestyles and writings. the foremost part of the e-book, Chandler's international, describes the characters and areas in his 7 novels and 25 brief tales. Alphabetically prepared entries additionally offer summaries of his works, in addition to discussions of key themes. The entries are concise and informative and hence comfortably consultant the reader via Chandler's complicated universe. Appendices offer information regarding variations of his works, besides large listings of fundamental and secondary assets for added consultation.

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