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The Long Embrace

(2007)
Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved
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Raymond Chandler was among the most original and enduring crime novelists of the twentieth century. Yet much of his pre-writing life, including his unconventional marriage, has remained shrouded in mystery. In this compelling, wholly original book, Judith Freeman sets out to solve the puzzle of who Chandler was and how he became the writer who would create in Philip Marlowe an icon of American culture. Visiting Chandler's many homes and apartments, Freeman uncovers vestiges of the Los Angeles that was Chandler's terrain and inspiration for his imagination. She also uncovers the life of Cissy Pascal, the older, twice-divorced woman Chandler married in 1924. A revelation of a marriage that was a wellspring of need, illusion, and creativity, The Long Embrace provides us with a more complete picture of Raymond Chandler's life and art than any we have had before.

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Hardback Editions

November 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved
Author(s): Judith Freeman
ISBN: 0-375-42351-6 / 978-0-375-42351-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

November 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved
Author(s): Judith Freeman
ISBN: 1-4000-9517-4 / 978-1-4000-9517-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

September 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved
Author(s): Judith Freeman
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved
Author(s): Judith Freeman
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved
Author(s): Judith Freeman
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA