Call for the Dead

Anglais Call for the Dead

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Biographical noteJohn le Carré was educated at the University of Berne (where he studied German literature for a year) and at Lincoln College, Oxford, where he graduated with a first-class honours degree in modern languages. From 1959 to 1964 he was a member of the British Foreign Service, serving first as Second Secretary in the British Embassy in Bonn and subsequently as Political Consul in Hamburg. He started writing novels in 1961, and since then has published twenty-one titles. Main descriptionThe 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, published in Penguin Modern Classics.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.John le Carré was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For the last 50 years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall. 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

Rayons : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

  • EAN

    9780141198286

  • Disponibilité

    Épuisé

  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    12.9 cm

  • Poids

    123 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

John Le Carré

John le Carré est né en 1931. Après avoir étudié à Oxford, il enseigna à Eton, puis travailla pendant cinq ans pour le Foreign Office. L'Espion qui venait du froid, lui valut la célébrité. La consécration est venue avec la trilogie : La Taupe, Comme un collégien et Les Gens de Smiley. John le Carré vivait en Cornouailles.

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