Selected letters and nonfiction of one of America's most beloved writers "reveals the occasionally softer side of the man behind the hard-boiled mysteries" (Library Journal).
The Raymond Chandler Papers brings together the correspondence and other previously uncollected writing of America's undisputed master of crime fiction and creator of the iconic private eye Philip Marlowe, revealing all aspects of the great artist's powerful personality and broad intellectual curiosity. Featuring a selection of Chandler's previously unpublished early writingsincluding a gripping piece about his combat experiences in World War Iand an abandoned profile of the infamous mobster "Lucky" Luciano, The Raymond Chandler Papers is a must-have for all true fans and an important contribution toward understanding the life and work of the enigmatic man Evelyn Waugh called "the greatest living American novelist."
"Since this is Chandler's writing, quotable, funny, even hilarious comments appear on every page." Publishers Weekly