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The Resource The spy who came in from the cold, John Le Carré ; foreword by Joseph Kanon

The spy who came in from the cold, John Le Carré ; foreword by Joseph Kanon

Label
The spy who came in from the cold
Title
The spy who came in from the cold
Statement of responsibility
John Le Carré ; foreword by Joseph Kanon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John le Carre combined the inside knowledge of his years in British intelligence with the skills of the best novelists to produce a story as taut as it is twisting, unlike any previously experienced, which transports us back to the shadowy years in the early 1960s when the Berlin Wall went up and the Cold War came to life. When the last agent under his command is killed in Berlin, Alec Leamas, weary and disillusioned, is called back to London by his spymaster, Control, hoping to finally come in from the cold. Instead, Control has one last assignment for Leamas: to adopt the role of a disgraced agent and return behind the Iron Curtain as bait to bring down the head of East German intelligence. Layering plot over plot, le Carre reveals a dirty game of betrayal and assumed identity in which individuals are expendable and neither side is honorable. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold was hailed as a classic as soon as it was published. With a new foreword by bestselling author Joseph Kanon, it remains one today."
Member of
Summary
Secret agent Leamas is on a mission in East Berlin, but he has doubts about the organization he serves
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Mystery Novel, 1965.
  • Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year, 1963.
  • Somerset Maugham Award, 1964.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
040036
Cataloging source
BIB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Le Carré, John
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
George Smiley novels
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smiley, George (Fictitious character)
  • Intelligence officers
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Cold War
Target audience
adult
Label
The spy who came in from the cold, John Le Carré ; foreword by Joseph Kanon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Victor Gollancz, 1963
Control code
ocm61445034
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 223 p.
Isbn
9780802714541
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)61445034
Label
The spy who came in from the cold, John Le Carré ; foreword by Joseph Kanon
Publication
Note
Originally published: Victor Gollancz, 1963
Control code
ocm61445034
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 223 p.
Isbn
9780802714541
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)61445034

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