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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

John le Carré's 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 — unprecedented worldwide acclaim.

In this classic masterwork, le Carré expands upon his extraordinary vision of a secret world as George Smiley goes on the attack.

In the wake of a demoralizing infiltration by a Soviet double agent, Smiley has been made ringmaster of the Circus (aka the British Secret Service). Determined to restore the organization's health and reputation, and bent on revenge, Smiley thrusts his own handpicked operative into action. Jerry Westerby, "The Honourable Schoolboy," is dispatched to the Far East. A burial ground of French, British, and American colonial cultures, the region is a fabled testing ground of patriotic allegiances and a new showdown is about to begin.

Review:

"Le Carré is simply the world's greatest fictional spymaster." Newsweek

Review:

"John le Carré is the great master of the spy story...the constant flow of emotion lifts him not only above all modern suspense novelists, but above most novelists now practicing." The Financial Times (London)

Synopsis:

John le Carré's 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 — unprecedented worldwide acclaim.

In this classic masterwork, le Carré expands upon his extraordinary vision of a secret world as George Smiley goes on the attack.

In the wake of a demoralizing infiltration by a Soviet double agent, Smiley has been made ringmaster of the Circus (aka the British Secret Service). Determined to restore the organization's health and reputation, and bent on revenge, Smiley thrusts his own handpicked operative into action. Jerry Westerby, "The Honourable Schoolboy," is dispatched to the Far East. A burial ground of French, British, and American colonial cultures, the region is a fabled testing ground of patriotic allegiances?and a new showdown is about to begin.

About the Author

John Le Carré was born in 1931 and lives in Cornwall, England. His eighteen novels have been translated into thirty-seven languages and include The Little Drummer Girl, A Perfect Spy, The Russia House, Single & Single, and his most recent book, The Constant Gardener, all available from Pocket Books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743457910
Publisher:
Scribner
Location:
New York
Author:
Le Carre, John
Author:
John le Carre
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Intelligence service
Subject:
Secret service
Subject:
Smiley, George
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Smiley, George (Fictitious character)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
108-294
Publication Date:
November 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.46x5.30x1.59 in. 1.16 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Product details 608 pages Pocket Books - English 9780743457910 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Le Carré is simply the world's greatest fictional spymaster."
"Review" by , "John le Carré is the great master of the spy story...the constant flow of emotion lifts him not only above all modern suspense novelists, but above most novelists now practicing."
"Synopsis" by , John le Carré's 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 — unprecedented worldwide acclaim.

In this classic masterwork, le Carré expands upon his extraordinary vision of a secret world as George Smiley goes on the attack.

In the wake of a demoralizing infiltration by a Soviet double agent, Smiley has been made ringmaster of the Circus (aka the British Secret Service). Determined to restore the organization's health and reputation, and bent on revenge, Smiley thrusts his own handpicked operative into action. Jerry Westerby, "The Honourable Schoolboy," is dispatched to the Far East. A burial ground of French, British, and American colonial cultures, the region is a fabled testing ground of patriotic allegiances?and a new showdown is about to begin.

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