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The Simple Art of Murder by  Raymond Chandler - First Edition - 1950 - from citynightsbooks (SKU: 9794)

The Simple Art of Murder

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The Simple Art of Murder

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • Hardcover
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About This Item

Houghton Mifflin Co., 1950. Tan cloth, yellow/orange titles/decoration, orange topstain. First edition (date on TP). Contains 12 stories and one (the title) essay. Very good copy with slight fraying to cloth at heel of spine, front signatures slightly pulled. DJ with $3.50 price intact also very good with minus with one 1" chip at fold/head of spine, other closed tears repaired with archival tissue to preserve integrity. 533 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.

Synopsis

"The Simple Art of Murder" refers to both a critical essay and a collection of short stories written by hard-boiled detective fiction author Raymond Chandler. The essay was first published in The Atlantic Monthly in December 1944. It was reprinted in 1950 by Houghton Mifflin along with eight of Chandler's early stories pre-dating his first novel, The Big Sleep. The essay is considered a seminal piece of literary criticism.

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citynightsbooks US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
9794
Title
The Simple Art of Murder
Author
Chandler, Raymond
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Co.
Date Published
1950
Bookseller catalogs
Literary Firsts; Mystery;

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