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The Long Good-Bye. by Raymond. Chandler

The Long Good-Bye.

by Raymond. Chandler

Publication: Hamish Hamilton, 1953, London

First edition. Precedes U.S. edition published in 1954. Fine, bright copy in price-clipped dust jacket with light professional restoration at the edges. Edgar award winner for best mystery novel of 1955. H.R.F. Keating lists it as #49 on his 100 Best Crime & Mystery Books. 20th Century Crime and Mystery Writers says, "The Long Good-Bye seems to me not only Chandler's best but the masterwork of hard-boiled detective-fiction, providing an image of how much can be done with the genre." In 1973 a movie directed by Robert Altman, with Leigh Brackett as screenwriter, and starring Elliott Gould was unfavorably reviewed as being "a spit in the eye to a great writer." Housed in a cloth clamshell case that is imprinted with the book's dust jacket design.

Inventory Number: 40571