The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep (1939)

Novel: The Big Sleep ()
Published/Performed: 1939

Author: Raymond Chandler
Born: Jul 23, 1888 Chicago, IL
Passed: Mar 26, 1959 San Diego, CA

Film: The Big Sleep
Released: 1946

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About the Novel The Big Sleep:

The Big Sleep (1939) is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first in his acclaimed series about detective Philip Marlowe. The work has been adapted twice into film, once in 1946 and again in 1978. The story is set in Los Angeles, California.

The story is noted for its complexity, with many characters double-crossing each other and many secrets being exposed throughout the narrative. The title is a euphemism for death; it refers to a rumination in the book about "sleeping the big sleep".

In 1999, the book was voted ninety-sixth of Le Monde's "100 Books of the Century." In 2005, it was included in "TIME's List of the 100 Best Novels

The 1946 film adaptation was directed by Howard Hawks and stars Humphrey Bogart (as detective Philip Marlowe) and Lauren Bacall. Read article at Wikipedia

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