The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014196362X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Alex Leamas is tired. It's the 1960s, he's been out in the cold for years, spying in Berlin for his British masters, and has seen too many good agents murdered for their troubles. Now Control wants to bring him in at last - but only after one final assignment. He must travel deep into the heart of Communist Germany and betray his country, a job that he will do with his usual cynical professionalism. But when George Smiley tries to help a young woman Leamas has befriended, Leamas's mission may prove to be the worst thing he could ever have done. In le Carré's breakthrough work of 1963, the spy story is reborn as a gritty and terrible tale of men who are caught up in politics beyond their imagining. With a new introduction by William Boyd and an afterword by Le Carré himself.
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A Legacy of Spies

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241981239

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Chosen as a Book of the Year in The Times Literary Supplement, the Evening Standard, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, The Times 'A brilliant novel of deception, love and trust to join his supreme cannon' Evening Standard 'Vintage le Carré. Immensely clever, breathtaking. Really, not since The Spy Who Came in from the Cold has le Carré exercised his gift as a storyteller so powerfully and to such thrilling effect' John Banville, Guardian Peter Guillam, former disciple of George Smiley in the British Secret Service, has long retired to Brittany when a letter arrives, summoning him to London. The reason? Cold War ghosts have come back to haunt him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of the Service are to be dissected by a generation with no memory of the Berlin Wall. Somebody must pay for innocent blood spilt in the name of the greater good . . . 'Utterly engrossing and perfectly pitched. There is only one le Carré. Eloquent, subtle, sublimely paced' Daily Mail 'Splendid, fast-paced, riveting' Andrew Marr, Sunday Times 'Remarkable. Vintage John le Carré. It gives the reader, at long last, pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that have been missing for 54 years. Like wine, le Carré's writing has got richer with age. Don't wait for the paperback' The Times 'Perhaps the most significant novelist of the second half of the 20th century in Britain. He's in the first rank' Ian McEwan 'One of those writers who will be read a century from now' Robert Harris
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The Quest for Karla

Author: John Le Carré

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Intelligence service

Page: 952

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This volume includes the complete texts of the three novels tracing the chilling duel of wits between the inscrutable George Smiley and the KGB's evil genius, Karla
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Conversations with John Le Carré

Author: John Le Carré,Matthew Joseph Bruccoli,Judith Baughman

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578066698

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

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Master spy thriller writer John le Carré talks about his craft, the nature of language, the literature he loves, and the ways his life influences the creation of his novels and his characters in this collection of engaging interviews with George Plimpton, Melvyn Bragg, and other luminaries. Simultaneous.
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The Karla Trilogy Featuring George Smiley

(tinker Tailor Soldier Spy;the Honorable Schoolboy;smiley's Peo)

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Penguin Canada

ISBN: 0143183575

Category: Fiction

Page: 1424

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Enter the Cold War world of George Smiley with John le Carré’s celebrated, New York Times bestselling Karla Trilogy. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy George Smiley and his people are facing a remarkable challenge: a mole—a Soviet double agent—who has burrowed his way in and up to the highest level of British Intelligence. His treachery has already blown some of their vital operations and their best networks. The mole is one of their own kind. But who is it? The Honourable Schoolboy The mole has been eliminated, but the damage wrought has brought the British Secret Service to its knees. Given charge of the gravely compromised Circus, George Smiley embarks on a campaign to uncover what Moscow Centre most wants to hide. When the trail goes cold at a Hong Kong gold seam, Smiley dispatches Gerald Westerby to shake the money tree. A part-time operative whose cover is a philandering journalist, Westerby insinuates himself into a war-torn world where allegiances—and lives—are bought and sold. Smiley’s People A very junior agent answers Vladimir’s call, but it could have been the Chief of the Circus himself. No one at the British Secret Service considers the old spy to be anything except a senile has-been who can’t give up the game—until he’s shot in the face at point-blank range. Although George Smiley (code name: Max) is officially retired, he’s summoned to identify the body now bearing Moscow Centre’s bloody imprimatur. As he works to unearth his friend’s fatal secrets, Smiley heads inexorably toward one final reckoning with Karla—his “dark grail.”
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The Little Drummer Girl

A Novel

Author: John le Carre

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743464656

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Israeli intelligence agent Kurtz--aka Schulman, aka Gold, aka Raphael--assembles a private army to trap the most dangerous Palestinian terrorist, a trap that perilously involves a brilliant, young English actress. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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Smiley's People

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Penguin Canada

ISBN: 0143182935

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The return of George Smiley It’s an emergency, George. You remember Vladimir. George, are you awake? You remember the old General, George? The phone call that dragged George Smiley, acting Chief of the Circus, from his bed was a plea to return to active service. But only to bury the case, not to solve it.
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Call for the Dead

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141972246

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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The first of his peerless novels of Cold War espionage and international intrigue, Call for the Dead is also the debut of John le Carré's masterful creation George Smiley. After a routine security check by George Smiley, civil servant Samuel Fennan apparently kills himself. When Smiley finds Circus head Maston is trying to blame him for the man's death, he begins his own investigation, meeting with Fennan's widow to find out what could have led him to such desperation. But on the very day that Smiley is ordered off the enquiry he receives an urgent letter from the dead man. Do the East Germans - and their agents - know more about this man's death than the Circus previously imagined? Le Carré's first book, Call for the Dead, introduced the tenacious and retiring George Smiley in a gripping tale of espionage and deceit. If you enjoyed Call for the Dead, you might like le Carré's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Intelligent, thrilling, surprising ... makes most cloak-and-dagger stuff taste of cardboard' Sunday Telegraph 'Brilliant. Realistic. Constant suspense' Observer
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Author: John Le Carré

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN: 9780394492193

Category: Fiction

Page: 355

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George Smiley is assigned to uncover the identity of the double agent operating in the highest levels of British Intelligence
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