Item #441 The Long Goodbye. Raymond Chandler.

The Long Goodbye

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st edition (the American edition was 1954). Plotline, dialogue, structure, milieu, and style, all at the apogee of fiction. Fine in a very good dustjacket, finer than other jackets called very good, and some called fine. The last of Chandler’s Los Angeles novels (Playback, 1958, is set in Esmeralda, California). In The Long Goodbye, L. A.’s population was 1,970,303. Today it is 12,447,930 of which 759,008 are pitching a screenplay and 1,517,294 are up for a series. fine / very good. Item #441

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