Raymond Chandler

1888 - 1959

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Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an American-British novelist and screenwriter. In 1932, at the age of forty-four, Chandler became a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Great Depression. His first short story, "Blackmailers Don't Shoot", was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond Chandler has received more than 1,851,267 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Raymond Chandler is the 342nd most popular writer (down from 312th in 2019), the 315th most popular biography from United States (down from 268th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular American Writer.

Raymond Chandler is most famous for his detective novels, such as The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye, and Farewell, My Lovely.

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Among writers, Raymond Chandler ranks 342 out of 5,794Before him are Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Constantine P. Cavafy, Arthur Schnitzler, James Fenimore Cooper, Claude Simon, and Jo Nesbø. After him are Graham Greene, Napoleon Hill, Margaret Atwood, Henry James, Kenzaburō Ōe, and Théophile Gautier.

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Among people born in 1888, Raymond Chandler ranks 14Before him are Nikolai Bukharin, Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Stern, José Raúl Capablanca, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, and Nestor Makhno. After him are Jean Monnet, C. V. Raman, T. S. Eliot, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Gerrit Rietveld, and F. W. Murnau. Among people deceased in 1959, Raymond Chandler ranks 6Before him are Frank Lloyd Wright, Ante Pavelić, George Marshall, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, and Stepan Bandera. After him are Owen Willans Richardson, Gérard Philipe, Errol Flynn, Boris Vian, Camilo Cienfuegos, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Raymond Chandler ranks 315 out of 15,968Before him are James Fenimore Cooper (1789), Nick Nolte (1941), William Howard Taft (1857), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Kevin Costner (1955), and Brian Wilson (1942). After him are Napoleon Hill (1883), Herman Hollerith (1860), James Madison (1751), Henry James (1843), Anton LaVey (1930), and Edwin McMillan (1907).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Raymond Chandler ranks 33Before him are Arthur Miller (1915), Jack Kerouac (1922), Ezra Pound (1885), Truman Capote (1924), Margaret Mitchell (1900), and James Fenimore Cooper (1789). After him are Napoleon Hill (1883), Henry James (1843), Dan Brown (1964), Paul Auster (1947), Richard Bach (1936), and Philip Roth (1933).