Private Detective Philip Marlow is in trouble. He witnesses a murder and knows who the killer is, but for some reason the police don't want to find the murderer, so Marlowe decides to find out for himself. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the ...Read MorePrivate Detective Philip Marlow is in trouble. He witnesses a murder and knows who the killer is, but for some reason the police don't want to find the murderer, so Marlowe decides to find out for himself. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.Read Less
Fair. No Dustjacket. 1949. 196 pages. No dust jacket. Cream cloth boards. Front hinge is cracked exposing the binding netting but text block still firm. Cream pages with moderate tanning to text block edge and endpapers. FFEP and half title page displays previous owner's inscription. Moderately stained, foxed, blemished and soiled boards with rubbing, scuffing and surface wear. Moderate edge rubbing, scuffing and wear with light corner bumping. Pencil scribbles to the front board. A reading copy only.
Illustrated by Paul J. Crompton. Near Fine. Illustrated. Great for any collector of Chandler. Other titles also available-search by Heron in Keywords. Faux red leather boards with gilt decorations on cover and spine and a ribbon marker. Great condition.; Philip Marlowe.
Very Good. Book Sixth printing. PB #212 with red edgestain & endpapers and a stylized deco cover illustration of Moose Malloy looking into a window over Florian's Bar. Slight warping to binding, cover wear at spine, else very good copy. 246 pp.
Very good in very good dust jacket. The World Publishing Co., Cleveland, OH, 1944. 1st Printing, VG-/VG, Hard Cover, Size=5.5"x8.", 203pgs. Movie tie-in with front cover photo of Dick Powell and 5 rear cover photos. Stated "Tower Books Edition, First Printing, October 1944". 1/2" DJ tear top front edge, top rear edge (2), bottom front edge, page ends agetoned, pages to a lesser extent mostly in margins, o.w. clean and tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. An early reprinting of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery with dust jacket publicity for the 1944 RKO film, Farwell, My Lovely, starring Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley and Mike Mazurki. Green boards, 203 pp., illustrated jacket with vintage film photos on front and rear panels. Stated on copyright page: Tower Books Edition, First Printing October 1944. Light edge wear, previous owner's name stamped on front pastedown endpaper but is concealed by the jacket, text has age-toned throughout otherwise unmarked, tight binding. Jacket is slightly edge worn with a small chip on the top edge of the front panel. Collectible.
Very Good + Size: 8vo-over 7Â¾"-9Â¾" tall; 275 pp., burnt orange cloth bdg. with dark blue-stamped titling on front board & spine, tec. (slight shelf wear at edges spine & corners boards, light shelf wear, pages slightly yellowed at edges, a tight & super clean copy) In custom-made high gauge mylar DJ. Photo scan available upon request.
Facsimile jacket. First Edition. First edition (1940); hardcover, Acceptable/Good condition in beautiful facsimile dust jacket; burnt orange cloth; top edge of text block stippled blue; edges are rubbed, spine ends softened; spine leans; binding is cracked at front hinge; smudging/discoloration to fore-edge of text block; discoloration between pages eight and nine and minor smudging to a couple other pages; no other internal markings. Farewell, My Lovely was the second novel written by pulp novelist Raymond Chandler to feature.
Chandler's prose is as sharp as a razor and he's brilliant at creating situations. Fascinating novel.
Mar 29, 2008
Great Private Eye
My husband and I enjoyed this book. It is definitely worth buying. It is well written and a great read. It is not just your everyday detective novel. It was also a little like stepping back in time, which is very interesting.I would highly recommend it. Everyone should have at least one of his books in their collection.
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