Characters and Plots in the Fiction of Raymond Chandler

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About the Book

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 acquaintances. Entries for fiction provide plot synopses, identification of characters and brief critical commentaries. Longer entries cite numerous critical works for further reading.

About the Author(s)

Robert L. Gale is professor emeritus of American literature at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of numerous books and critical articles.

Bibliographic Details

Robert L. Gale
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 232
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4772-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments    &nbsp vi

Preface    &nbsp 1

Chronology    &nbsp 5

CHARACTERS AND PLOTS, A–Z    &nbsp 9

Bibliography    &nbsp 211

Index    &nbsp 217

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “An estimable reference”—Mystery Scene
  • “Highly useful entries…excellent descriptions…detailed accounts”—Reference Reviews
  • “Gale lists and describes the 35 novels and short stories of mystery writer Raymond Chandler and their characters and plots”—Reference & Research Book News