Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep

16.00 kn (~ 2,13 €)
Chandler’s much imitated but rarely bettered noir classic The Big Sleep holds up over 80 years on. The Big Sleep is one of the defining works of Crime literature and has spawned a host of admirers and imitators. What is more remarkable is that the novel is over 80 years old, having originally been published in 1939. It has certainly held up remarkably well and is still timely and relevant, having lost none of its potency over the years. The novel often features on ‘Best Of’ lists, having appeared in Le Monde’s 100 books of the century, Time’s list of 100 best novels, and the BBC’S Big Read. The novel continues to earn high praise and win new fans. Many noted Crime writers in the years following Chandler’s Marlowe novels have gone on to cite him as an influence, including Rebus creator Ian Rankin and Ian Fleming.

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Soft cover
Penguin Crime 3/6