Marlow is a good guy, mistrusted but tolerated by the police, hired but not liked by his clients. It would be fair to say that this is a minor Chandler; the plot lacks the sensationalism that popular crime fiction has come to nurture, even though it has been filmed twice in the s but neither was a success.
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It is, however, classic Chandler, all the more enjoyable for the wise-cracking, plain-speaking, and indifferent, but work-man-like Marlow, who would never slap a woman; but then why would he when his wit and words are far more effective. The Brasher Doubloon, the film version starring George Montgomery. Chandler, although born in the USA in Chicago in , was raised and educated in England, becoming a British subject in but returned to America when he was He lost his job as an oil executive in the Great Depression and turned to pulp fiction, studying the Perry Mason novels of Erle Stanley Gardner.
The Big Sleep was his first published novel and featured for the first time, Philip Marlow.
The High Window is the third in the Marlow series. In Canada it is in the public domain.
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Like this: Like Loading Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here After serving for the Canadian Army during the First World War he tried a variety of jobs before becoming a bookkeeper and auditor for Dabney Oil Syndicate. In he married Cissy Pascal. When Chandler lost his job during the Great Depression, he decided to devote himself to writing. He began writing short stories for Black Mask Magazine , the best known of the 'hard-boiled' school of pulp fiction magazines. In he published his first novel The Big Sleep to instant acclaim in Britain and the US, introducing the world to his iconic private eye, Philip Marlowe.
Marlowe went on to star in almost all of Raymond Chandler's major works and with Farewell My Lovely and The Long Goodbye Chandler cemented his reputation as a giant of American popular culture and master of a style of detective fiction that would be widely admired and imitated. Chandler turned to screenwriting in with Double Indemnity and worked closely with director Billy Wilder. He continued to write for Hollywood for the next four years, during the heyday of the Hollywood studio system, receiving an Oscar nomination for The Blue Dahlia In Chandler received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for screenplay and in for novel writing.
During the last year of his life he was made President of the Mystery Writers of America. He died from pneumonia in Our Lists. View all online retailers Find local retailers. The High Window is a classic novel by the master of hard-boiled crime. About the Author Raymond Chandler Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in but moved to England with his mother when he was twelve after his parents' divorce. Read more. Also by Raymond Chandler. Related titles. The Thirst. Make Me. The Girl on the Train.
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