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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date August 1, 1992
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780394758282
ISBN-10 0394758285
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $15.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
When a case of blackmail involving the daughter of a California millionaire leads to murder, the inimitable Philip Marlowe is stirred into action as he becomes embroiled in a troublesome case of extortion complicated by kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder. Reissue.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The iconic first novel from crime fiction master Raymond Chandler, featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times).

A dying millionaire hires private eye Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, and Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder are just a few of the complications he gets caught up in.

Editions
Hardcover
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With Raymond Chandler | from Gardners Books (April 2, 2009); titled "The Big Sleep"
9780241144497 | details & prices | 272 pages | List price $22.65
About: When a case of blackmail involving a California millionaire leads to murder, the inimitable Philip Marlowe is stirred into action.
from Scriptorium Pr (September 1, 2002); titled "The Big Sleep"
9780762188802 | details & prices | 261 pages | List price $55.01
About: Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family.
Reissue edition from Otto Penzler Books (March 1, 1998); titled "The Big Sleep"
9781883402167 | details & prices | List price $35.00
About: When a case of blackmail involving a California millionaire leads to murder, the inimitable Philip Marlowe is stirred into action, in a facsimile first edition of the classic mystery.
With Lou Stoumen (other contributor) | from North Point Pr (November 1, 1989); titled "The Big Sleep"
9780865474024 | details & prices | List price $22.95
About: Philip Marlowe, a private eye who operates in Los Angeles's seamy underside during the 1930s, takes on his first case, which involves a paralyzed California millionaire, two psychotic daughters, blackmail, and murder
from Bantam Dell Pub Group (June 1, 1986)
9780553065138 | details & prices | List price $9.95
About: Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family.
from Arion Pr (June 1, 1986); titled "The Big Sleep"
9780910457095 | details & prices | List price $425.00
Paperback
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With Raymond Chandler | from Createspace Independent Pub (September 13, 2015); titled "The Big Sleep"
9781517319106 | details & prices | 134 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.31 in. | List price $10.99
With Raymond Chandler | from Lightning Source Inc (July 17, 2012); titled "The Big Sleep"
9788087830383 | details & prices | 136 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.44 lbs | List price $7.75
With Raymond Chandler | from Gardners Books (November 6, 2008); titled "The Big Sleep"
9780141189512 | details & prices | 272 pages | List price $83.25
About: This North Point Press trade edition is based on the illustrated limited edition designed and produced by Arion Press.
Large print edition from Random House Inc (June 1, 1999)
9780394239064 | details & prices | List price $11.00
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (August 1, 1992); titled "The Big Sleep"
9780394758282 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Philip Marlowe, a private eye who operates in Los Angeles's seamy underside during the 1930s, takes on his first case, which involves a paralyzed California millionaire, two psychotic daughters, blackmail, and murder
With Raymond Chandler | Reprint edition from Vintage Books (August 1, 1992); titled "The Big Sleep"
9789990112351 | details & prices | List price $0.02
With American College of Emergency Physicians (other contributor) | from Oxford Univ Pr (June 1, 1979)
9780194242219 | details & prices | List price $4.50
This edition also contains Tactical Medicine Essentials Instructor's Toolkit
About: Classics, modern fiction, non-fiction and more.
With Joe Gentile | from Ballantine Books (July 1, 1973)
9780345245656 | details & prices | List price $1.50
This edition also contains Sherlock Holmes & Kolchak The Night Stalker: Cry for Thunder
About: Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Elliott Gould (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Phoenix Books Inc (March 1, 2006); titled "The Big Sleep"
9781597770521 | details & prices | 5.50 × 5.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $29.95
With Elliott Gould (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from New Millenium Audio (March 1, 2002); titled "The Big Sleep"
9781590070901 | details & prices | 5.50 × 5.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $39.95
About: Philip Marlowe, a private eye who operates in Los Angeles' seamy underside during the 1930s, takes on his first case, which involves a paralyzed California millionaire, two psychotic daughters, blackmail, and murder.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Elliott Gould (other contributor) | from New Millenium Audio (March 1, 2002); titled "The Big Sleep"
9781590070895 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.50 × 2.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Philip Marlowe, a private eye who operates in Los Angeles' seamy underside during the 1930s, takes on his first case, which involves a paralyzed California millionaire, two psychotic daughters, blackmail, and murder.
With Elliott Gould (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Dove Entertainment Inc (September 1, 1993); titled "The Big Sleep"
9781558008489 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Philip Marlowe, a private eye who operates in Los Angeles' seamy underside during the 1930s, takes on his first case, which involves a paralyzed California millionaire, two psychotic daughters, blackmail, and murder.
With Elliott Gould (other contributor) | from Dove Entertainment Inc (September 1, 1993); titled "The Big Sleep"
9781558006904 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $16.95
About: In a story set in southern California during the 1930s, detective Philip Marlowe takes an assignment that leads him on trail littered with blackmail, murder, and deception.
With Daniel Massey (other contributor) | from Dh Audio (November 1, 1985); titled "The Big Sleep"
9780886460075 | details & prices | List price $16.99
About: This North Point Press trade edition is based on the illustrated limited edition designed and produced by Arion Press.
Library
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Large print edition from Center Point Pub (March 1, 2002); titled "The Big Sleep"
9781585471645 | details & prices | 240 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $27.95
About: When a case of blackmail involving a California millionaire leads to murder, the inimitable Philip Marlowe is stirred into action.
Prebinding
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With Raymond Chandler | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008); titled "The Big Sleep"
9781439507308 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Classics, modern fiction, non-fiction and more.
from Turtleback Books (July 1, 1988); titled "The Big Sleep"
9781417711307 | details & prices | 231 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.74 lbs | List price $24.50
About: Philip Marlowe, a private eye who operates in Los Angeles's seamy underside during the 1930s, takes on his first case, which involves a paralyzed California millionaire, two psychotic daughters, blackmail, and murder

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