The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

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.

The 256th 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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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Big Sleep Hardcover 191846 $59.25 $0.01
The Big Sleep Paperback 543764 $9.00 $5.80 2012
The Big Sleep Mass Market Paperback 1267277 $24.42 $4.21
The Big Sleep Audio CD 2559833 $3,888.99
The Raymond Chandler Omnibus: The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Window; The Lady in the Lake Hardcover 417021 $0.95
The Raymond Chandler Omnibus: The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, The High Window, The Lady in the Lake Hardcover 454217 $6.99
The Big Sleep: A Novel (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) Kindle Edition 12047 $5.99 2002
The Big Sleep Paperback 467277 $2.95 $2.78 2011
The Big Sleep Paperback 199824 $6.00 $26.79 2013
The Big Sleep (Everyman's Library Classics) Hardcover 2542484 $19.23 $18.62 2002
The Big Sleep & Farewell, My Lovely: AND Farewell My Lovely (Modern Library) Kindle Edition 54977 $7.99 2011
The Big Sleep (The Best Mysteries of All Time) Hardcover 742822 $47.06 $1.77
The Big Sleep Mass Market Paperback 2309842 $28.95 $9.55 1975
The Raymond Chandler Omnibus: The Big Sleep, Farewell My Lovely, The High Window, The Lady in the Lake Hardcover 4025050 $17.49 $9.50
The Big Sleep Paperback 5289496 $10.90 $22.29 2007
The Big Sleep & The High Window (Dramatized) Audible Audio Edition 122137 $11.95 2005
The Big Sleep Paperback 1712812 $6.80 $6.80 2011
Four Complete Philip Marlowe Novels: The Big Sleep / Farewell, My Lovely / The High Window / The Lady in the Lake Hardcover 769145 $10.08 $4.75 1986
"The Big Sleep: Two Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisations (BBC Radio Collection) Audio CD 3209807 $11.97 2001
The Big Sleep Audible Audio Edition 2981 $14.95 2014
The Big Sleep. (Pearson English Active Readers) Paperback 6309322 $13.77 $8.21 2012
The Raymond Chandler Omnibus: The Big Sleep / Farewell My Lovely / The High Window / The Lady In The Lake Hardcover 1318860 $850.01 $8.92 1980
The Big Sleep: A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation Audio CD 1707203 $9.47 $9.64 2011
The Big Sleep (Japanese Edition) Hardcover 1742743 $25.62 $12.40 2012
The Big Sleep Paperback 458357 $8.99 2017
The Annotated Big Sleep Kindle Edition 969846 2017
The Annotated Big Sleep Paperback 1129144 $17.00 2017
The Big Sleep Paperback 594572 $9.00 2018
El sueno eterno / The Big Sleep (13/20) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 4603274 $27.99 $34.97 2009
El sueno eterno / The Big Sleep (Biblioteca Chandler) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 5048918 $13.45 $1,145.40 2005
Raymond Chandler: Stories and Early Novels: Pulp Stories / The Big Sleep / Farewell, My Lovely / The High Window (Library of America) Hardcover 257364 $21.09 $7.00 1995
The Big Sleep Audio CD 1908127 $25.90
Raymond Chandler: Four Complete Philip MARLOWE Novels- The Lady in the Lake; Farewell My Lovely; The High Window; The Big Sleep Hardcover 715052 $42.86 $6.13 1991
The Big Sleep (A Philip Marlowe Novel) Paperback 13539 $6.69 $0.60 1988
The Big Sleep and Other Novels (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 1647241 $10.12 $3.14 2000
The Big Sleep & Farewell, My Lovely Hardcover 168323 $7.85 $2.69 1995
The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Window (Everyman's Library) Hardcover 594322 $19.85 $3.99 2002