The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

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

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The 265th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 12th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  2. - 34th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  3. - 37th on 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Complex)
  4. - 56th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  5. - 64th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  6. - 68th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  7. - 91st on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  8. - 96th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  9. - 97th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  10. - The Best Classics (The Times)
  11. - 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library (The Telegraph)
  12. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  13. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  14. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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