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    DescriptionAlex 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' 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. This title is presented with a new introduction by William Boyd and an afterword by Le Carre himself.


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    Title
    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Le Carré, Introduction by William Boyd, Afterword by John Le Carré
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141194523
    ISBN 10: 0141194529
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: THR
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FHD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    Libri: ENGM1020
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Libri: ENGL3030
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, FIC006000
    Thema V1.0: FHD
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    29 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John le Carre was educated at the University of Berne (where he studied German literature for a year) and at Lincoln College, Oxford, where he graduated with a first-class honours degree in modern languages. From 1959 to 1964 he was a member of the British Foreign Service, serving first as Second Secretary in the British Embassy in Bonn and subsequently as Political Consul in Hamburg. He started writing novels in 1961, and since then has published twenty-one titles.
    Review quote
    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