London: Hamish Hamilton, 1962 First edition, first printing. Publisher's blue paper-covered boards, lettered in gilt to spine; in the original black dust jacket, printed in orange, purple, and white. About near fine with a few bumps to extremities and some foxing to endpapers and text block edges; in a near fine dust jacket with some light wear and fading to extremities, a few spots to rear panel. Bruccoli AA9 Containing Chandler's final three full-length novels, The Little Sister (1949), The Long Good-Bye (1953), and Playback (1958), along with his short essay The Simple Art of Murder (1944), this omnibus represents the second half of Chandler's most notable works. It follows The Raymond Chandler Omnibus (1953), which included the author's first four novels. The novels feature Chandler's hard-boiled detective character Philip Marlowe. Unlike Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op and Sam Spade, who are widely considered the archetypal hard-boiled detective figures, Marlowe possesses a sensitivity underneath his tough exterior that distinguishes him from similar detective characters in the genre.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included. (Inventory #: RC040)
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