Raymond Thornton Chandler

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General Information

Name: Raymond Thornton Chandler

Pen Name: Raymond Chandler

Genres: Fiction

Born: July 23, 1888 in Chicago, Illinois

Deceased: March 26, 1959 in San Diego, California


Illinois Connection

Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and lived there until 1895.

Biographical and Professional Information

Chandler was an American author of crime stories and novels of immense stylistic influence upon the the modern private eye story, especially in the style of the writing and the attitudes now characteristic of the genre. His modern private eye story, especially in the style of the writing and the attitudes now characteristic of the genre. His protagonist, Philip Marlowe, is synonymous with "private detective," along with Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade.

Chandler also wrote poetry and screenplays. Several of his books were adapted for film - The Falcon Takes Over (1942), Murder, My Sweet - originally released in the United Kingdom under the title Farewell, My Lovely, which is the title of the novel it is based on, and also the film's original American title (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), The Brasher Doubloon - based on the novel The High Window by Raymond Chandler (1947), Lady in the Lake (1947), Marlowe - based on Raymond Chandler's 1949 novel The Little Sister (1969), The Long Goodbye (1973), Farewell, My Lovely (1975) and The Big Sleep (1978).

Published Works

  • The Big Sleep , Knopf, 1939
  • Trouble is My Business, Knopf, 1939
  • Farewell, My Lovely , Knopf, 1940
  • The High Window , Knopf, 1942
  • The Lady in the Lake , Knopf, 1943
  • The Little Sister , Houghton Mifflin, 1949
  • The Simple Art of Murder, Houghton Mifflin, 1950
  • The Long Goodbye , Houghton Mifflin, 1954
  • Playback , Houghton Mifflin, 1958

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Big Sleep (A Philip Marlowe Novel)

ISBN: 0394758285
Release Date: 1988-07-12

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Trouble Is My Business

ISBN: 0394757645
Release Date: 1988-08-12

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Farewell, My Lovely

ISBN: 0394758277
Release Date: 1992-08

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The High Window

ISBN: 0394758269
Release Date: 1988-07-12

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The Simple Art of Murder

ISBN: 0394757653
Release Date: 1988-09-12

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The Long Goodbye

ISBN: 0394757688
Release Date: 1988-08-12

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Playback

ISBN: 0394757661
Release Date: 1988-08-12

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Literary Awards

External Links

Raymond Chandler on WorldCat

Raymond Chandler on Amazon

Raymond Chandler on Wikipedia

The Raymond Chandler Website

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