Spy who came in from the cold, the

Spy who came in from the cold, the

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The classic Cold War thriller, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. Alec 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 Carre'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. 'Superbly constructed, with an atmosphere of chilly hell' J.B. Priestley 'The best spy story I have ever read' Graham Greene 'The master storyteller ... has lost none of his cunning' A. N. Wilson 'I have re-read The Spy Who Came In From The Cold over and over again since I first encountered it in my teens, just to remind myself how extraordinary a work of fiction can be' Malcolm Gladwell 'One of those very rare novels that changes the way you look at the world. Unflinching, highly sophisticated, superb' William Boyd

  • EAN

    9780241978955

  • Disponibilité

    Épuisé

  • Longueur

    18.1 cm

  • Largeur

    11.1 cm

  • Épaisseur

    1.7 cm

  • Poids

    150 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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