Characters and plots in the fiction of Raymond Chandler
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Published by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRobert L. Gale
LC ClassificationsPS3505.H3224 Z653 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24524788M
ISBN 109780786447725
LC Control Number2010033898

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Book is in Very Good Condition. Text will be unmarked. May show some signs of use or wear. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. CHARACTERS AND PLOTS IN FICTION OF RAYMOND CHANDLER By Robert L. . Get this from a library! Characters and plots in the fiction of Raymond Chandler. [Robert L Gale] -- "Raymond Chandler was a pioneer of what came to be known as hard-boiled mystery-detective fiction. This reference work includes hundreds of entries for Chandler's novels and short stories, his. Characters and Plots in the Fiction of Raymond Chandler. McFarland & Company, Inc., 1st. 4To Softcover. Very Good. Item # ISBN: pp. White pages are bright and unmarked. Blue covers are glossy with pointed corners and minimal surface wear. Binding is stiff and square; hinges are fully attached. Spine remains uncreased.   Raymond Chandler was a pioneer of what came to be known as hard-boiled mystery-detective fiction. His Philip Marlowe is America's tough, realistic equivalent to Victorian England's more refined Sherlock Holmes. This reference work includes hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries for Chandler's individual novels and short stories, his characters, family members and professional .

  Characters and Plots in the Fiction of Raymond Chandler Randy L. Abbott (Head Reference Librarian, University of Evansville Libraries, Evansville, Indiana, USA) Reference Reviews. Raymond Chandler's Plots 5 of life portrayed through its characters and the humor produced by the jokes and sit uations" (91). "In Chandler," Stephen Pendo notes, "the characterizations make the story, not the plots" (2). This view is sufficiently widespread to be a commonplace outside academe. Raymond Thornton Chandler (J – Ma ) was an American-British novelist and , at the age of forty-four, Chandler became a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Great first short story, "Blackmailers Don't Shoot", was published in in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine.   Instead, he’s hard-drinking, gritty and weary – the loner-type with flaws that makes him the protagonist in Chandler’s novels and a permanent figure in the American imagination. He’s distant yet enigmatic enough to get you hooked on one episode and eager for the next. best Raymond Chandler books Reviews The Big Sleep ().

  Looking at Chandler’s work in retrospect, it seems fair to say that he wasn’t really a “mystery writer”—or not first and foremost. Plots didn’t interest him much. They were just pegs on which to hang characters and language. His plots were not particularly original but that never bothered him. The one element that connects them is the main character, detective Philip Marlowe; he is the first-person narrator of each story. His description of events contains a good deal of cynical humor as well as a world-weary acceptance of the corrupt city in which he operates. The plot of each story is driven by a job that Marlowe has been hired to do. The Long Goodbye is considered one of Chandler’s most personal novels. He wrote the book while his wife was dying; her illness had a deep impact on him, causing him to attempt suicide at one point. The characters most associated with Chandler’s own persona include Roger Wade and Terry Lennox, writers who struggled with alcoholism. Chandler is considered one of the founders of the hard-boiled detective. Raymond Chandler was born in late July of in Chicago, Illinois. For almost fifty years of Chandler’s life (from ), he lived in and was a citizen of Britain. The rest of his life, he spent .