Raymond Chandler: The Library of America Edition (boxed set) Library of America 美国文库 英文原版 美国作家最权威版本 当今装帧典范 布面封皮琐线装订 丝带标记 圣经无酸纸薄而不透保存几个世纪不泛黄
Raymond Chandler / Library of America / 不详 / America / 精装 / 2275页
至臻至美函套版 内含两册 比人人文库版作品全
The Big Sleep | Farewell, My Lovely | The High Window | The Lady in the Lake | The Little Sister | The Long Goodbye | Playback | Double Indemnity (screenplay) | pulp stories | essays and letters
“It was about eleven o’clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills. I was wearing my powder-blue suit, with dark blue shirt, tie and display handkerchief, black brogues, black wool socks with dark blue clocks on them. I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn’t care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. I was calling on four million dollars.”
With these words, private eye Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler’s great literary creation and one of the most enduringly popular characters in American fiction, first took life seventy-five years ago. Here, for the first time in a deluxe collector’s box, are all seven Philip Marlowe novels—The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Window; The Lady in the Lake; The Little Sister; The Long Goodbye; and Playback—along with thirteen classic pulp stories, Chandler’s brilliant screenplay for Double Indemnity, and a selection of his revealing essays and letters: the most comprehensive edition of the hard-boiled crime fiction of Raymond Chandler ever published.
Frank MacShane (1927-1999), editor, was the author of The Life of Raymond Chandler and Raymond Chandler: A Bibliography and editor of The Letters of Raymond Chandler and The Notebooks of Raymond Chandler and English Summer