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John le Carré classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him — and his hero, British Secret Service Agent George Smiley, who is introduced in this, his first novel — unprecedented worldwide acclaim.

George smiley had liked Samuel Fennan, and now Fennan was dead from an apparent suicide. But why? Fennan, a Foreign Office man, had been under investigation for alleged Communist Party activities, but Smiley had made it clear that the investigation — little more than a routine security check — was over and that the file on Fennan could be closed. The very next day, Fennan was found dead with a note by his body saying his career was finished and he couldn't go on. Smiley was puzzled...

Synopsis:

Featuring an introduction by the author, this is a paperback reissue of the debut novel that introduces one of the most popular characters in espionage fiction: George Smiley.

About the Author

John le CarrÉ was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honorable Schoolboy, and Smiley's People. His novels include The Little Drummer Girl, A Perfect Spy, The Russia House, Our Game, The Taileor of Panama, and Single & Single. John le CarrÉ lives in Cornwall.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

1 A Brief History of George Smiley

2 We Never Closed

3 Elsa Fennan

4 Coffee at the Fountain

5 Maston and Candlelight

6 Tea and Sympathy

7 Mr. Scarr's Story

8 Reflections in a Hospital Ward

9 Tidying Up

10 The Virgin's Story

11 The Unrespectable Club

12 Dream for Sale

13 The Inefficiency of Samuel Fennan

14 The Dresden Group

15 The Last Act

16 Echoes in the Fog

17 Dear Adviser

18 Between Two Worlds

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743431675
Introduction:
Le Carre, John
Author:
Le Carre, John
Author:
John le Carre
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Intelligence service
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
England
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 5.145 oz

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