Raymond Chandler Later Novels and Other Writings: The Lady in the Lake / The Little Sister / The Long Goodbye / Playback / Double Indemnity (screenplay) / Selected Essays and Letters Book

Raymond Chandler Later Novels and Other Writings: The Lady in the Lake / The Little Sister / The Long Goodbye / Playback / Double Indemnity (screenplay) / Selected Essays and Letters Book

Later Novels and Other Writings: The Lady in the Lake / The Little Sister / The Long Goodbye / Playback / Double Indemnity (screenplay) / Selected Essays and Letters

With humor, along with an unerring sense of dialogue and the telling details of dress and behavior, Raymond Chandler created a distinctive fictional universe out of the dark side of sunlit Los Angeles In the process, he transformed both crime writing and the American language.Written during the war, The Lady in the Lake 1943 takes Philip Marlowe out of the seamy L.A st With humor, along with an unerring sense of dialogue and the telling details of dress and behavior, Raymond Chandler created a distinctive fictional universe out of the dark side of sunlit Los Angeles In the process, he transformed both crime writing and the American language.Written during the war, The Lady in the Lake 1943 takes Philip Marlowe out of the seamy L.A streets to the deceptive tranquility of the surrounding mountains, as the search for a businessman s missing wife expands into an elegy of loneliness and loss The darker tone typical of Chandler s later fiction is evident in The Little Sister 1949 , in which an ambitious starlet, a blackmailer, and a seemingly na ve young woman from Manhattan, Kansas, are the key players in a plot that provides fuel for a bitter indictment of Hollywood and Chandler s most savage portrayal of his adopted city.The Long Goodbye 1953 , his most ambitious and self revealing novel, uncovers a anguished resonance in the Marlowe character, in a plot that hinges on the betrayal of friendship and the compromises of middle age Playback 1958 , written originally as a screenplay, is Chandler s seventh and last novel.A special feature of this volume is Chandler s long unavailable screenplay for the film noir classic, Double Indemnity 1944 , adapted from James M Cain s novel Written with director Billy Wilder, it is one of the best screenplays in American cinema, masterful in construction and dialogue Supplementing the volume, and providing a personal glimpse of Chandler s personality, is a selection of letters and essays including The Simple Art of Murder, in which Chandler muses on his pulp roots and on the special qualities of his hero and style

Title : Later Novels and Other Writings: The Lady in the Lake / The Little Sister / The Long Goodbye / Playback / Double Indemnity (screenplay) / Selected Essays and Letters
Author :  Raymond Chandler
Language : English
Isbn : 1883011086
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 1076 pages

Rating: 4.7

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