The Long Goodbye Characters

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Phillip Marlowe

Marlowe is a private investigator who sees Terry Lennox outside the club called the Dancers and steps in to help when Terry falls completely out of his car. Marlowe is drawn into helping Terry and it's Marlowe who comes to Terry's aid when he says that he has to catch a plane in Tijuana. Marlowe is a man of principles. When Terry leaves five hundred dollars in Marlowe's coffee can, Marlowe notes that he wishes he hadn't. When Terry sends Marlowe five thousand dollars, Marlowe doesn't spend it. When Roger Wade writes Marlowe a thousand dollar check, he doesn't take it, nor does he take money from Eileen Wade for going to look for Roger. An even better example of Marlowe's principles is that when Eileen Wade tries to seduce him, he admits that it's difficult to resist. He says he was "saved" by an interruption from...

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