New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
book cover of The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

(1939)
(The first book in the Philip Marlowe series)
A novel by

 
 
These two classic novels featuring private eye Philip Marlowe made Raymond Chandler's name synonymous with America's hard-boiled school of crime fiction. The Big Sleep was an instant success when first published in 1939. It centers around a paralyzed California millionaire with two psychopathic daughters; he involves Marlowe in a case of blackmail that turns into murder.

Farewell My Lovely, which Chandler regarded as his finest work, came out the following year. It has Marlowe dealing with the Los Angeles gambling circuit, a murder he stumbles upon, and three very beautiful but potentially deadly women.
"Chandler writes like a slumming angel and invests the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence," said Ross Macdonald. And George V. Higgins wrote: "Chandler is fun to read. He's as bleak as tundra, and his dirtbag characters far outnumber his stellar citizens, but Philip Marlowe is a laconic tour guide through a zoo of truly interesting animals."

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

"Mr Raymond Chandler seems to me the best American detective-story writer in the tough and tense Dashiell Hammett tradition." - J B Priestley


Similar Books by other authors...


Used availability for Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep

Hardback Editions

April 2009 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (Penguin Essentials)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-241-14449-3 / 978-0-241-14449-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2008 : UK Leather Bound
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep: Bill Amberg for Penguin Classics (Penguin Classics Bill Amberg)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-14-118951-7 / 978-0-14-118951-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2008 : USA Library Binding
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-4395-0730-9 / 978-1-4395-0730-8 (USA edition)
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2002 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Window (Everyman's Library)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-375-41501-7 / 978-0-375-41501-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2002 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely and The High Window (Everyman's Library Classics)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-85715-255-7 / 978-1-85715-255-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Everyman
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2002 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (The Best Mysteries of All Time)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-7621-8880-4 / 978-0-7621-8880-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: ImPress Mystery
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2002 : USA Library Binding
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-58547-164-X / 978-1-58547-164-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 1993 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (Otto Penzler's 1st Edition Library)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-883402-16-6 / 978-1-883402-16-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Otto Penzler Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 1992 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Big Sleep (Windsor Selections)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-86220-470-4 / 978-0-86220-470-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 1989 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-86547-402-8 / 978-0-86547-402-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: North Point Pr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 1988 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-61383-471-3 / 978-1-61383-471-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 1988 : USA Library Binding
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-4177-1130-2 / 978-1-4177-1130-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 1986 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-553-06513-0 / 978-0-553-06513-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group (Trd)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 1986 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-910457-09-3 / 978-0-910457-09-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arion Pr
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 1984 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-241-11383-0 / 978-0-241-11383-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


September 1976 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Big Sleep (Lythway classics of crime and detection)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-85046-675-X / 978-0-85046-675-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lythway P.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 1967 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-241-91430-2 / 978-0-241-91430-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

July 2017 : Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-5219-5871-8 / 978-1-5219-5871-1
Publisher: Independently published
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


November 2015 : Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-5191-5026-1 / 978-1-5191-5026-4
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


2000 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (Penguin Essentials)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-241-97077-6 / 978-0-241-97077-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2013 : Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 8087830385 / 978-8087830383
Publisher: Important Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2012 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-61242-818-5 / 978-1-61242-818-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Serenity Publishers, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2012 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: PLAR3:The Big Sleep Book and MP3 Pack (Penguin Active Reading (Graded Readers))
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-4082-6406-4 / 978-1-4082-6406-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pearson Longman
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


September 2011 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-907590-30-7 / 978-1-907590-30-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontal Lobe Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2011 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (Phillip Marlowe)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-241-95628-5 / 978-0-241-95628-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2011 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-60444-518-1 / 978-1-60444-518-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndoEuropeanPublishing.com
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2008 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (Popular Penguins)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-14-103759-8 / 978-0-14-103759-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2007 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 4:: The Big Sleep: 1400 Headwords (Oxford Bookworms ELT)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler, Rosalie Kerr
ISBN: 0-19-479165-3 / 978-0-19-479165-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 1988 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Mystery (Penguin Fiction)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-14-010892-0 / 978-0-14-010892-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


2005 : UK Paperback

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-241-96095-9 / 978-0-241-96095-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2000 : Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep. ( Stage. 4. Crime and Mystery. 1400 GrundwArter). (Lernmaterialien)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler, Rosalie Kerr
ISBN: 3464123596 / 978-3464123591
Publisher: Cornelsen & Oxford University Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


January 2000 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Oxford Bookworms Library: Stage 4: 1,400 Headwords: The Big Sleep (Oxford Bookworms ELT)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler, Retold by Rosalie Kerr
ISBN: 0-19-423027-9 / 978-0-19-423027-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2000 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep and Other Novels (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-14-118261-X / 978-0-14-118261-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 1999 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-394-23906-7 / 978-0-394-23906-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc (P)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 1994 : Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep. (Lernmaterialien)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler, Bernd Neumeyer, Klaus Degering
ISBN: 3150090091 / 978-3150090091
Publisher: Reclam, Ditzingen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 1992 : UK Paperback

Title: Big Sleep (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-7451-3323-1 / 978-0-7451-3323-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 1988 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (A Philip Marlowe Novel)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-394-75828-5 / 978-0-394-75828-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 1992 : USA Paperback

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-56956-044-7 / 978-1-56956-044-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William A. Thomas Braille Bookstore
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


December 1991 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (Penguin authentic texts)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-14-081335-7 / 978-0-14-081335-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


November 1991 : UK Mass Market Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (Oxford Bookworms)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-19-421662-4 / 978-0-19-421662-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


December 1989 : USA Paperback

Title: Big Sleep: A Film Adaptation Directed by Howard Hawks
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-89197-677-9 / 978-0-89197-677-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Irvington Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 1979 : UK Paperback

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-330-25836-2 / 978-0-330-25836-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 1979 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (Alpha Books)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-19-424221-8 / 978-0-19-424221-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 1978 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (Penguin crime fiction)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-14-000652-4 / 978-0-14-000652-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


April 1978 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-394-72631-6 / 978-0-394-72631-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


1976 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The big sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-394-72136-5 / 978-0-394-72136-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 1973 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-345-24565-2 / 978-0-345-24565-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


June 1973 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumb

Title: Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-345-22201-6 / 978-0-345-22201-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


1972 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-345-02201-7 / 978-0-345-02201-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-5012-0051-8 / 978-1-5012-0051-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler, Bbc Radio 4
ISBN: 1-4830-1720-6 / 978-1-4830-1720-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


December 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


December 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe Mysteries)(Audio Theater Dramatization)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-4830-4513-7 / 978-1-4830-4513-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Worldwide, Ltd.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2011 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-7927-8102-3 / 978-0-7927-8102-8 (USA edition)
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2011 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (Dramatised)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
Availability: Amazon   


July 2011 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (Dramatised)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2011 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (Dramatised)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2011 : UK Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (Classic Chandler)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-4084-2753-2 / 978-1-4084-2753-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2009 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (Dramatised)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2008 : MP3 CD
thumb

Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Die Abenteuer des Tom Sawyer. Die englische Originalfassung ungekurzt
Author(s): Mark Twain
ISBN: 3865055346 / 978-3865055347
Publisher: Bertz + Fischer
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2005 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-59777-052-3 / 978-1-59777-052-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Phoenix Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-59007-089-5 / 978-1-59007-089-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Millennium Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2002 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-59007-090-9 / 978-1-59007-090-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Millennium Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2001 : UK Audio CD
thumb

Title: "The Big Sleep: Two Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisations (BBC Radio Collection)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-563-47830-6 / 978-0-563-47830-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 1999 : UK Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep & The High Window [BBC Radio Collection]
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-563-55892-X / 978-0-563-55892-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 1995 : UK Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-85695-931-7 / 978-1-85695-931-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 1993 : USA Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-55800-848-9 / 978-1-55800-848-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dove Entertainment Inc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 1993 : USA Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1-55800-690-7 / 978-1-55800-690-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dove Entertainment Inc
Availability: Amazon CA   


1993 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-7871-2050-2 / 978-0-7871-2050-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dove Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


November 1985 : Canada Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 0-88646-007-7 / 978-0-88646-007-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Dh Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
Publisher: New Canadian Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe - Extended Series Book 1)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: THE BIG SLEEP
Author(s): RAYMOND CHANDLER
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Alien eBooks
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (A Philip Marlowe Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Mustbe Interactive
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe Book 1)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Parnell Classics
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
Publisher: HarperPerennial Classics
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
Publisher: HarperPerennial Classics
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Numitor Comun Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2005 : UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe Series Book 1)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2002 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Big Sleep: A Novel (Philip Marlowe series Book 1)
Author(s): Raymond Chandler, Richard Amsel Movie Tie-In Cover
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA