The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$4.50
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Beaverton Mystery- A to Z

The Constant Gardener

by

The Constant Gardener Cover

ISBN13: 9780743287203
ISBN10: 0743287207
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 2 left in stock at $4.50!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Constant Gardener is a magnificent exploration of the new world order by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time.

The novel opens in northern Kenya with the gruesome murder of Tessa Quayle — young, beautiful, and dearly beloved to husband Justin. When Justin sets out on a personal odyssey to uncover the mystery of her death, what he finds could make him not only a suspect among his own colleagues, but a target for Tessa's killers as well.

A master chronicler of the betrayals of ordinary people caught in political conflict, John le Carre portrays the dark side of unbridled capitalism as only he can. In The Constant Gardener he tells a compelling, complex story of a man elevated through tragedy, as Justin Quayle — amateur gardener, aging widower, and ineffectual bureaucrat — discovers his own natural resources and the extraordinary courage of the woman he barely had time to love.

Review:

"As the world seems to move ever further beyond the comparatively clear-cut choices of the Cold War into a moral morass in which greed and cynicism seem the prime movers, le Carré's work has become increasingly radical, and this is by far his most passionately angry novel yet....Le Carré's manifold skills at scene-setting and creating a range of fearsomely convincing English characters, from the bluffly absurd to the irredeemably corrupt, are at their smooth peak here. Both The Tailor of Panama and Single & Single were feeling their way toward this wholehearted assault on the way the world works, by a man who knows much better than most novelists writing today how it works. Now subject and style are one, and the result is heart-wrenching." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Le Carré is...a thoroughgoing literary artist....He deserves to be considered a major writer....The Constant Gardener is a worthy addition to his large and consistently impressive oeuvre." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"The Constant Gardener reveals a new and far more Dickensian le Carré....Taking sides with the angels, his novel unabashedly wears its heart on its sleeve." Rand Richards Cooper, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"[T]he most intimate of le Carré's thrillers since the salad days of George Smiley....Under all the sumptuous detail, sensitive psychology, and incisive condemnation of industrial cartels, this is still at its core the old, familiar story of a decent man driven to avenge the wife he never really knew." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"With The Constant Gardener, le Carré proves once more that the themes of deception and betrayal that run through his work need nothing as dramatic as the Cold War for their expression; unbridled capitalism works just as well in exposing the flaws of human morality." The Chicago Tribune

Review:

"Richly detailed, full of righteous fire to offset its desperate prognosis, The Constant Gardener is a very impressive piece of work. It is certainly on of John le Carré's best." Sean O'Brien, Times Literary Supplement (U.K.)

Review:

"Tough-minded, fast-moving, and uncompromising. The Constant Gardener is a tale of personal transformation...eloquent...civilized and forceful." Boston Sunday Globe

Synopsis:

When beautiful Tessa Quayle is murdered in Kenya, her husband John, an amateur gardener and British diplomat, receives another shock — she may have been having an affair with her traveling companion, a respected doctor who is now missing. Hardened, Justin sets out to find Tessa's killers and their motives, but what he learns makes him a suspect among his own colleagues — and a target for his wife's killers.

Synopsis:

Now a major motion picture starring Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient), Rachel Weisz (Constantine), and Bill Nighy (Love Actually), from the Academy Award-nominated director of City of God, Fernando Meirelles.

Synopsis:

Featuring his strongest heroine since The Russia House, le Carré's The Constant Gardener combines the international suspense of his Cold War thrillers with the exotic romanticism of The Little Drummer Girl. This is a masterful novel by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time.

Synopsis:

Now a major motion picture from Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award-nominated director of City of God

The Constant Gardener is a magnificent exploration of the new world order by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time. The novel opens in northern Kenya with the gruesome murder of Tessa Quayle--young, beautiful, and dearly beloved to husband Justin. When Justin sets out on a personal odyssey to uncover the mystery of her death, what he finds could make him not only a suspect among his own colleagues, but a target for Tessa's killers as well.

A master chronicler of the betrayals of ordinary people caught in political conflict, John le Carre portrays the dark side of unbridled capitalism as only he can. In The Constant Gardener he tells a compelling, complex story of a man elevated through tragedy as Justin Quayle--amateur gardener, aging widower, and ineffectual bureaucrat--discovers his own natural resources and the extraordinary courage of the woman he barely had time to love.

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 Tailor of Panama, and Single & Single. John le Carré lives in Cornwall, England.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Little Nan, October 12, 2011 (view all comments by Little Nan)
John le Carre is one of those talented writers who carries you into a world of suspense with seemingly good characters and then throws in political intrigue, betrayal and deceit
of these same characters. Tessa Quayle is a very outspoken activist working in Kenya among the poor forgotten masses of Africa. Upon discovering the underhanded practices of a leading pharmaceutical company, she defiantly protests much to the embarassement of her husband, Justin Quayle, who works as a diplomat from Great Britain. This sets off controversy and Tessa's ultimate assassination, but by whom, how and why. The reader will be taken on a journey with Justin exploring government figures, diplomatic relations with Kenya and of course the powerful heads of 3Bees' (pharmacy dispensing bad drugs to Africa), where he learns of their corrupt dealings with the government leaders all in the name of greed. I must admit to watching the movie of Constant Gardener and with Ralph Fines as Justin Quayle, I was even more enthused about reading this book. Still with or without the movie, this is one book you cannot put down.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743287203
Author:
le Carre, John
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Le Carre, John
Author:
John le Carre
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Movie-TV Tie-In - General
Subject:
Movie or Television Tie-In
Subject:
Corporations -- Corrupt practices.
Subject:
International business enterprises
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Subject:
spy fiction, thriller; espionage; MI6; spies; Smiley; David Cornwell; George Smiley; The Perfect Spy; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; Russia House; A Most Wanted Man; A Delicate Truth; Our Kind of Traitor; spycraft; Ralph Fiennes; Rachel Weisz; diploma
Subject:
spy fiction, thriller; espionage; MI6; spies; Smiley; David Cornwell; George Smiley; The Perfect Spy; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; Russia House; A Most Wanted Man; A Delicate Truth; Our Kind of Traitor; spycraft; Ralph Fiennes; Rachel Weisz; diploma
Subject:
spy fiction, thriller; espionage; MI6; spies; Smiley; David Cornwell; George Smiley; The Perfect Spy; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; Russia House; A Most Wanted Man; A Delicate Truth; Our Kind of Traitor; spycraft; Ralph Fiennes; Rachel Weisz; diploma
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Movie Tie-in ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
August 9, 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 15.96 oz

Other books you might like

  1. The Secret Agent Used Mass Market $3.50
  2. Rainbow Six Used Mass Market $3.95
  3. The Russia House Used Mass Market $5.95
  4. Absolute Friends Used Trade Paper $0.95
  5. Dark Voyage: A Novel
    Used Trade Paper $8.50
  6. The Flower Gardener's Bible:... New Trade Paper $27.50

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Novelization
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Adventure
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Technothrillers

The Constant Gardener Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$4.50 In Stock
Product details 496 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780743287203 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "As the world seems to move ever further beyond the comparatively clear-cut choices of the Cold War into a moral morass in which greed and cynicism seem the prime movers, le Carré's work has become increasingly radical, and this is by far his most passionately angry novel yet....Le Carré's manifold skills at scene-setting and creating a range of fearsomely convincing English characters, from the bluffly absurd to the irredeemably corrupt, are at their smooth peak here. Both The Tailor of Panama and Single & Single were feeling their way toward this wholehearted assault on the way the world works, by a man who knows much better than most novelists writing today how it works. Now subject and style are one, and the result is heart-wrenching." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Le Carré is...a thoroughgoing literary artist....He deserves to be considered a major writer....The Constant Gardener is a worthy addition to his large and consistently impressive oeuvre."
"Review" by , "The Constant Gardener reveals a new and far more Dickensian le Carré....Taking sides with the angels, his novel unabashedly wears its heart on its sleeve."
"Review" by , "[T]he most intimate of le Carré's thrillers since the salad days of George Smiley....Under all the sumptuous detail, sensitive psychology, and incisive condemnation of industrial cartels, this is still at its core the old, familiar story of a decent man driven to avenge the wife he never really knew."
"Review" by , "With The Constant Gardener, le Carré proves once more that the themes of deception and betrayal that run through his work need nothing as dramatic as the Cold War for their expression; unbridled capitalism works just as well in exposing the flaws of human morality."
"Review" by , "Richly detailed, full of righteous fire to offset its desperate prognosis, The Constant Gardener is a very impressive piece of work. It is certainly on of John le Carré's best."
"Review" by , "Tough-minded, fast-moving, and uncompromising. The Constant Gardener is a tale of personal transformation...eloquent...civilized and forceful."
"Synopsis" by , When beautiful Tessa Quayle is murdered in Kenya, her husband John, an amateur gardener and British diplomat, receives another shock — she may have been having an affair with her traveling companion, a respected doctor who is now missing. Hardened, Justin sets out to find Tessa's killers and their motives, but what he learns makes him a suspect among his own colleagues — and a target for his wife's killers.
"Synopsis" by , Now a major motion picture starring Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient), Rachel Weisz (Constantine), and Bill Nighy (Love Actually), from the Academy Award-nominated director of City of God, Fernando Meirelles.
"Synopsis" by , Featuring his strongest heroine since The Russia House, le Carré's The Constant Gardener combines the international suspense of his Cold War thrillers with the exotic romanticism of The Little Drummer Girl. This is a masterful novel by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time.
"Synopsis" by , Now a major motion picture from Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award-nominated director of City of God

The Constant Gardener is a magnificent exploration of the new world order by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time. The novel opens in northern Kenya with the gruesome murder of Tessa Quayle--young, beautiful, and dearly beloved to husband Justin. When Justin sets out on a personal odyssey to uncover the mystery of her death, what he finds could make him not only a suspect among his own colleagues, but a target for Tessa's killers as well.

A master chronicler of the betrayals of ordinary people caught in political conflict, John le Carre portrays the dark side of unbridled capitalism as only he can. In The Constant Gardener he tells a compelling, complex story of a man elevated through tragedy as Justin Quayle--amateur gardener, aging widower, and ineffectual bureaucrat--discovers his own natural resources and the extraordinary courage of the woman he barely had time to love.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.