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Farewell, My Lovely by  RAYMOND CHANDLER - First Edition - 1940 - from Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. (SKU: 14249J)

Farewell, My Lovely

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Farewell, My Lovely

by CHANDLER, RAYMOND

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First Edition; advance reading copy in wrappers. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone, and, in the opinion of many, his best book. Only mi
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About This Item

New York: Knopf, 1940. First Edition; advance reading copy in wrappers. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone, and, in the opinion of many, his best book. Only minute wear; a fine copy with the review slip laid in. In a custom full morocco box.

Synopsis

Farewell, My Lovely is a 1940 novel by Raymond Chandler, the second novel he wrote featuring Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe. It was adapted for the screen three times.

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On Jul 3 2015, a reader said:
Brilliant. About half way through the book I thought 'After this book was written why did anyone bother to write any more crime books at all?'. It's got plot and clues and characters and places. It's got sight, smell, sound and touch, even some change of pace. And most of all it has the most brilliant stream of consciousness. It is written in the first person and in the past tense, but not as if telling what happened from the future - more as a running commentary - the still, small voice in the head slightly detached and describing or explaining the action to himself as it plays out. Terrific. Now got to find a whiskey sour and decide which film of the book to watch while it is fresh in my mind.

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Seller
Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. US (US)
Seller Inventory #
14249J
Title
Farewell, My Lovely
Author
CHANDLER, RAYMOND
Book condition
Used - First Edition; advance reading copy in wrappers. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone, and, in the opinion of many, his best book. Only mi
Publisher
Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1940

Terms of Sale

Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.

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About the Seller

Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.

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This seller has earned a 2 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.co.uk member since: 2009
Newton, Massachusetts
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About Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.

With more than 35 years experience in the rare book trade, Peter L. Stern and Co., Inc. has established itself as a highly regarded firm of antiquarian booksellers.

Specializing in 19th and 20th century literature, signed and inscribed books, and manuscripts we maintain a high quality inventory. Our shop is located in the heart of Newton Centre where we are open by chance or appointment

In the long-standing tradition of the rare book trade we continue to mail regular catalogues to our customers. We are easily accessible via the MBTA Green Line's D Branch. We travel widely and attend both international and local book fairs.

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fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
wrappers
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reading copy
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