The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep


  • Release: 2020-04-03
  • Publisher: Aegitas
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 173 page
  • ISBN: 9780369401229
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The Big Sleep and (1939 and ) is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first to feature the detective Philip Marlowe. It has been adapted for film twice, in 1946 and again in 1978. The story is set in Los Angeles The story is noted for its complexity, with characters double-crossing one another and secrets being exposed throughout the narrative. The title is a euphemism for death; the final pages of the book refer to a rumination about and quot;sleeping the big sleep and quot;. In 1999, the book was voted 96th of Le Monde and 's and quot;100 Books of the Century and quot;. In 2005, it was included in Time magazine and 's and quot;List of the 100 Best Novels and quot;.

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep


  • Release: 2015-09-08
  • Publisher: New Canadian Library
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  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 9781551998466
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The first Philip Marlowe novel, and one of the most iconic detective stories ever written. Private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by General Sternwood to investigate the blackmailing of his daughter, Carmen. He is able to track down what appears to be the culprit, but quickly realizes that things are much more complicated than they appear. The Big Sleep has been adapted into film twice, with Humphrey Bogart and Robert Mitchum playing Marlowe. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Annotated Big Sleep

The Annotated Big Sleep


  • Release: 2018-07-17
  • Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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  • File: PDF, 480 page
  • ISBN: 9780804168892
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The first fully annotated edition of Raymond Chandler’s 1939 classic The Big Sleep features hundreds of illuminating notes and images alongside the full text of the novel and is an essential addition to any crime fiction fan’s library. A masterpiece of noir, Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep helped to define a genre. Today it remains one of the most celebrated and stylish novels of the twentieth century. This comprehensive, annotated edition offers a fascinating look behind the scenes of the novel, bringing the gritty and seductive world of Chandler's iconic private eye Philip Marlowe to life. The Annotated Big Sleep solidifies the novel’s position as one of the great works of American fiction and will surprise and enthrall Chandler’s biggest fans. Including: -Personal letters and source texts -The historical context of Chandler’s Los Angeles, including maps and images -Film stills and art from the early pulps -An analysis of class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in the novel

Everything Is Cinema

Everything Is Cinema


  • Release: 2008-05-13
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books
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  • File: PDF, 720 page
  • ISBN: 9781429924313
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A landmark biography explores the crucial resonances among the life, work, and times of one of the most influential filmmakers of our age When Jean-Luc Godard wed the ideals of filmmaking to the realities of autobiography and current events, he changed the nature of cinema. Unlike any earlier films, Godard's work shifts fluidly from fiction to documentary, from criticism to art. The man himself also projects shifting images—cultural hero, fierce loner, shrewd businessman. Hailed by filmmakers as a—if not the—key influence on cinema, Godard has entered the modern canon, a figure as mysterious as he is indispensable. In Everything Is Cinema, critic Richard Brody has amassed hundreds of interviews to demystify the elusive director and his work. Paying as much attention to Godard's technical inventions as to the political forces of the postwar world, Brody traces an arc from the director's early critical writing, through his popular success with Breathless, to the grand vision of his later years. He vividly depicts Godard's wealthy conservative family, his fluid politics, and his tumultuous dealings with women and fellow New Wave filmmakers. Everything Is Cinema confirms Godard's greatness and shows decisively that his films have left their mark on screens everywhere.

The Femme Fatale in Raymond Chandler s  The Big Sleep

The Femme Fatale in Raymond Chandler s The Big Sleep


  • Release: 2005-02-01
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
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  • File: PDF, 11 page
  • ISBN: 9783638345644
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2, University of Bonn, 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: According to Janey Place, “the dark lady, the spider woman, the evil seductress who tempts man and brings about his destruction is among the oldest themes of art, literature, mythology and religion in western culture.” She appears in many different forms and many different situations. In the following, I will have a look at the origins of the femme fatale as she is depicted in The Big Sleep. In the first part of the essay I will concentrate on the main female characters and try to find out who appears as a femme fatale. In the second part I will work out that in forming the character of his femme fatale Raymond Chandler borrowed from a common narrative motif, especially from antique Greek and biblical sources. I will have a look at certain antique stories which I cannot retell here, such as the Greek Medea tale, Homer’s Odyssey, the story of Medusa and the biblical Adam and Eve and Joseph stories. In the third part of this essay I will have a look at how the femme fatale is set into the city of film noir and how the city again is similar to mythology.

Farewell  My Lovely

Farewell My Lovely


  • Release: 2019-05-07
  • Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
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  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 9781479442263
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"Farewell, My Lovely" is a 1940 mystery novel by Raymond Chandler, the second he wrote featuring the Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe. It was adapted for the screen three times and was also adapted for the stage and radio.

Trouble Is My Business

Trouble Is My Business


  • Release: 2019-07-17
  • Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 180 page
  • ISBN: 9781479439652
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Philip Marlowe is hired to protect a rich old guy from a gold digger, runs afoul of crooked politicos, gets a line on some stolen jewels with a reward attached, and stumbles across a murder victim who may have been an extortionist. A classic mystery collection!

Edgar Huntly or  Memoirs of a Sleep Walker

Edgar Huntly or Memoirs of a Sleep Walker


  • Release: 1988-01-05
  • Publisher: Penguin
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  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9781101221730
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One of the first American Gothic novels, Edgar Huntly (1787) mirrors the social and political temperaments of the postrevolutionary United States. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep


  • Release: 2019-07-25
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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  • File: PDF, 96 page
  • ISBN: 9781838718558
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The Big Sleep (1946): Marlowe and Vivian practising kissing; General Sternwood shivering in a hothouse full of orchids; a screenplay, co-written by Faulkner, famously mysterious and difficult to solve. Howard Hawks' adaptation of Raymond Chandler reunited Bogart and Bacall and gave them two of their most famous roles. Hawks dredged humour and happiness out of film noir. After first shown to a military audience and coldly received, Hawks shot extra scenes to replace one in which the film's murders had been explained, and in so doing left the plot unresolved. Thomson argues that, if this was accidental, it also signalled a change in the nature of Hollywood. 'The Big Sleep inaugurates a post-modern, camp, satirical view of movies being about other movies that extends to the New Wave and Pulp Fiction.'