The Big Sleep
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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.
-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
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How long does it take to read The Big Sleep?
It takes about 3 Hours and 53 minutes on average for a reader to read The Big Sleep. This is based on the average reading speed of 250 Words per minute.
What is the Lexile score for The Big Sleep?
The Lexile score for The Big Sleep is 660.
How long is The Big Sleep?
The Big Sleep is 231 pages long.
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