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Philip Marlowe's Guide to Life: A Compendium of Quotations

Chandler, Raymond; Asher, Martin (ed.)

Verlag: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., London, 2006
ISBN 10: 0715635425 / ISBN 13: 9780715635421
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Titel: Philip Marlowe's Guide to Life: A Compendium...

Verlag: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2006

Einband: Hardcover

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Pocket-size hardcover. A few scores on jacket. Spine ends of hardcover are bumped. Price-clipped dust jacket. Pages are clean, binding remains intact, contents are clear. T. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 438547

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Inhaltsangabe: Philip Marlowe is the quintessential American detective. His effortless masculinity, smouldering sexuality and silver tongue remain the embodiment of cool. He likes booze, women, and working alone - portrayed on film by the rougher, tougher stars of Hollywood, Robert Mitchum and Humphrey Bogart - but, in a world defined by betrayal, mistrust, and double-dealing, Marlowe's rough exterior belies an unshakeable code of honour. Taken together, his observations and witticisms represent some of the most scathing and brilliant writing in crime fiction, and coalesce into a wonderfully alluring worldview, a vision of unswerving righteousness, accountability, and stylish conduct in a sea of turpitude and injustice. Chandler's genius transcended genre and left behind a legacy of grit and disarming beauty. Here is a brilliant and loving tribute to that legacy that's sure to delight fans old and new.

Rezension: 'A rather cool little book came my way recently ... This little gem is full of Chandler’s snappiest lines' -- Reviewing the Evidence

***** Essential collection of hard-boiled quotes from one of the greatest ever pulp writers -- Empire

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