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Raymond Chandler

1888–1959
Novels, stories, screenplays
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The Big Sleep (1939)

The Long Goodbye (1953)

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The Big Sleep (1939)

Farewell, My Lovely (1940)

The Long Goodbye (1953)

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The Big Sleep (1939)

Farewell, My Lovely (1940)

The High Window (1942)

The Lady in the Lake (1943)

The Long Goodbye (1953)

The Big Sleep [SHOW] [HIDE]

My comments upon first reading Raymond Chandler's famous detective story, The Big Sleep, were all about how sparse and direct his prose was. Just the facts. Plain, chiselled.... more

The Long Goodbye [SHOW] [HIDE]

Chandler's longest novel is also his most praised. Which makes me wonder whether it's the length the critics are praising. Or if maybe they think it must be deep since it's so long. Is.... more

Raymond Chandler

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First appearance of works in book form

1939

The Big Sleep Novel

1940

Farewell, My Lovely Novel

1942

The High Window Novel

1943

The Lady in the Lake Novel

1944

Five Murderers Five stories

"Blackmailers Don't Shoot", "Spanish Blood". "Guns at Cyrano's", "Goldfish", "Nevada Gas"

1945

Five Sinister Characters Five stories

"Trouble Is My Business", "Pearls Are a Nuisance", "I'll Be Waiting", "The King in Yellow", "Red Wind"

1946

The Finger Man and Other Stories Three stories and an essay

Stories: "Finger Man", "The Smart-Aleck Kill", "The Bronze Door"; essay: "The Simple Art of Murder"

Spanish Blood Five stories

Previously published in Five Murderers and Five Sinister Characters

Red Wind Five stories

Previously published in Five Murderers and Five Sinister Characters

1949

The Little Sister Novel

1950

The Simple Art of Murder Twelve stories and an essay

"Pick-up on Noon Street", rest previously published in collections

Trouble is My Business Five stories

Previously published in collections

1952

Pick-up on Noon Street Four stories

Previously published in collections

1953

The Long Goodbye Novel

Smart-Aleck Kill Four stories

Previously published in collections

1958

Playback Novel

Pearls Are a Nuisance Three stories and an essay

Previously published in collections

1962

Raymond Chandler Speaking Letters, essays, fiction

1964

Killer in the Rain Eight stories

"Killer in the Rain", "The Man Who Liked Dogs". "The Curtain", "Try the Girl", "Mandarin's Jade", "Bay City Blues", "The Lady in the Lake", "No Crime in the Mountains"

1965

The Smell of Fear Fourteen stories

"The Pencil", rest previously published in collections

1973

Chandler Before Marlowe: raymond Chandler's Early Prose and Poetry, 1908–1912 Prose and poetry

1976

The Blue Dahlia Screenplay

1985

Raymond Chandler's Unknown Thriller: The Screenplay of Playback Screenplay

1989

Poodle Springs Novel, completed by Robert B. Parker

1995

Later Novels and Other Writings Novels, stories, screenplays, essays

Screenplay: Double Indemnity

2002

Raymond Chandler: Collected Stories Twenty-five stories

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Trouble Is My Business
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Farewell, My Lovely
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The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye, Playback
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Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe: A Centennial Celebration
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