The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

eBook - 2014
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When Philip Marlowe befriends down-on-his-luck veteran Terry Lennox he gets more than he bargained for. With Lennox's wife dead and Lennox himself on the lam, Marlowe becomes the target for the local cops and a crazy gangster, while getting mixed up with alcoholic writer Roger Wade and his wife Eileen. Nothing is what it seems as Marlowe unravels the Wades' scheme to expose the truth behind Lennox's facade. The most autobiographical of his novels, The Long Goodbye was considered by Chandler to be his best work. One of the preeminent examples of hard-boiled detective fiction, The Long Goodbye has been adapted for radio, film and television, and received the 1955 Edgar Award for Best Novel. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
Publisher: [S.l.] : HarperCollins Canada, 2014.
ISBN: 9781443417716
1443417718
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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7626dee
Jul 05, 2016

Chandler is a "vintage" writer and his PI seems rather contrived by todays standards with a code of conduct unknown today. His stories read like a very good movie script as he slowly pulls the pieces together. Not for everyone but a very good writer.

voisjoe1 Dec 16, 2013

Recently, I revisited the movie version of “The Long Goodbye,” which starred Elliot Gould and Sterling Hayden and was directed by the late, great Robert Altman. The reviews noted that the Altman changed the story quite a bit, so I decided to read the book. While the film was great, the book also was great and it was almost like a separate story, with the same characters. This is on the list of the best 1001 books.

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shadowcat1234
Oct 17, 2009

One of favorite Chandler stories , but I like them and was sorry when I arrived at the end of his writings.

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