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A Mysterious Something in the Light

The Life of Raymond Chandler

Tom Williams

After a childhood in Chicago overshadowed by his father’s alcoholism, a public school education in England, the return to Los Angeles and a lucrative career in the oil business, Raymond Chandler (1888–1959) turned to writing in middle age. This biography follows Chandler’s uneven path to a late career as a writer and the fame of novels such as The Big Sleep and Double Indemnity, which raised crime fiction to the level of art.
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  • Publisher: Chicago Review
  • Year: 2013
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 384pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 230x152mm
  • ISBN: 9781613748404
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.7kg
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