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The Big Sleep | Study Guide

Raymond Chandler

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The Big Sleep | Character Map

Philip Marlowe Private detective; cynical, wisecracking modern knight Employer Blackmailer Blackmailer Spouses Rescuer Father Father Potential lovers Protector Sisters Carmen Sternwood Rich, violent, morally bankrupt young woman General Sternwood Dying, lonely millionaire; cannot control his daughters Vivian Regan Rich, sophisticated, manipulative young woman Mona Mars Loyal, moral young woman Geiger Blackmailer; operates pornography ring Eddie Mars Slick, bigtime gangster; owns gambling club
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