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The High Window

The High Window

  • Author: Raymond Chandler
  • Publisher: Wildside Press
  • ISBN: 1479449415
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 200
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It started with some business about a rare coin. Everybody knew who had stolen it, but nobody was anxious to do anything about it. Marlowe couldn’t understand why the old lady had hired him; she didn’t seem to like detectives and she didn’t want to tell him much. So he started to think about her, and then about the pale, fragile, frightened little girl who was her secretary, and then about her son_ which led him to the gambler, and then to the gambler’s luscious and lustful wife, and then to the elegant blackmailer. And so this case became a study of character, for even when murder was done, even after the second murder, character was the root of everything. Because he understood that, Marlowe went step by step to a solution of the case. Sardonic, quietly cynical, cold and merciless when he has to be, but gruffly compassionate toward the victims of evil, Marlowe steps out of these scintillating pages as one of the great detectives of modem murder-mystery fiction.

From a High Window

From a High Window

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: BILLIE SUE MOSIMAN
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Truck drivers
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The High Window

The High Window

Large Print

  • Author: Raymond Raymond Chandler
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781981959655
  • Category:
  • Page: 382
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Philip Marlowe's client, a dried-up husk of a woman, wants him to recover a rare gold coin called a Brasher Doubloon, missing from her late husband's collection. Easy. Probably too easy. Unfortunately, each time the Doubloon pops up, so does a murder. That's unlucky for a private investigator, because leaving a trail of corpses around LA gets cops' noses out of joint. If Marlowe doesn't wrap this one up fast, he's going to end up in jail - or worse, in a box in the ground.

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

Farewell, My Lovely ; The High Window

  • Author: Raymond Chandler
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • ISBN: 0375415017
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 656
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Three early mystery novels--The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, and The High Window--introduce the world of harboiled 1930s private detective Philip Marlow, in an omnibus edition. 15,000 first printing.

From a High Window

From a High Window

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: BILLIE SUE MOSIMAN
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The High Window

The High Window

  • Author: Raymond Chandler
  • Publisher: Castrovilli Giuseppe
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Detective and mystery stories
  • Page: 220
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Something More Than Night

Something More Than Night

The Case of Raymond Chandler

  • Author: Peter Wolfe
  • Publisher: Popular Press
  • ISBN: 9780879722944
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 242
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Raymond Chandler’s eminence as a mystery writer is unchallenged. Somerset Maugham and George Grella both rate him above Dashiell Hammett; Eric Partridge deems him “a serious artist and a very considerable novelist,” while praising him as “one of the finest novelists of his time.” Peter Wolfe examines the many sides of Chandler and his work—his apparent will to self-destruct, his obsession with beautiful women, and his apparent brush with homosexuality—and casts much new and needed light on this major American author.

Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin

  • Author: Sisir Kumar Chatterjee
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • ISBN: 9788126906062
  • Category:
  • Page: 392
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Philip Larkin (1992-1985) Is Today Acclaimed As A British National Cultural Icon. Historically A Movementeer, Larkin Followed The Pleasure Principle To Democratize Poetry By Forging A Distinctive Philistine Aesthetic, By Employing A Defiantly Demotic Diction, And By Building His Poems Around A Structure Of Rational Discourse.Philip Larkin : Poetry That Builds Bridges Is A Well-Researched And Immensely Readable Book. It Is Perhaps The Only Work Available Today That Offers A Comprehensive Critical Account Of The Full Range Of Larkin S Poetry. A Significant Contribution To Larkin Studies, This Book Provides A Between-The-Lines Analysis Of Almost All The Poems Embodied In The Four Major Collections Of Larkin The North Ship, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings And High Windows.By Exploiting The Resources Of Larkin S Letters, His Prose Writings And His Biography, The Author Traces, Much Against The Grain Of Contemporary Larkin Criticism, The Poet S Thematic, Attitudinal And Technical Development From One Book Of His Poetry To The Next, And Shows The Trend Of Larkin S Evolution.With A Holistic Approach To The Total Corpus Of Larkin S Poetry, The Author Perspectivises The Poet, And Argues The Larkin S Achievements Lie In His Success In Building Bridges Between Aestheticism And Philistinism, Between Empiricism And Transcendentalism, Between Classicism And Romanticism, Between Modernism And Postmodernism, Between The Native British Poetic Tradition And The Anglo-Franco-American Experimental Line, And, Above All, Between Poetry And The Reading Public.This Book Also Contends The Larkin S Vision Of Life Is Neither Pessimistic Nor Optimistic, But Tragic And Melioristic.

The Thought of High Windows

The Thought of High Windows

  • Author: Lynne Kositsky
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781553376224
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 176
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A Jewish refugee who is attracted to going through windows arrives in the south of France at the beginning of World War II, where she faces hardships, dangers, and losses as she struggles to survive and joins the Resistance.

The Raymond Chandler Papers

The Raymond Chandler Papers

Selected Letters and Nonfiction, 1909–1959

  • Author: Raymond Chandler
  • Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • ISBN: 0802194338
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Selected letters and nonfiction of one of America’s most beloved writers “reveals the occasionally softer side of the man behind the hard-boiled mysteries” (Library Journal). The Raymond Chandler Papers brings together the correspondence and other previously uncollected writing of America’s undisputed master of crime fiction and creator of the iconic private eye Phillip Marlowe, revealing all aspects of the great artist’s powerful personality and broad intellectual curiosity. Featuring a selection of Chandler’s previously unpublished early writings—including a gripping piece about his combat experiences in World War I—and an abandoned profile of the infamous mobster “Lucky” Luciano, The Raymond Chandler Papers is a must-have for all true fans and an important contribution toward understanding the life and work of the enigmatic man Evelyn Waugh called “the greatest living American novelist.” “Since this is Chandler’s writing, quotable, funny, even hilarious comments appear on every page.” —Publishers Weekly