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ISBN-10: 0143124757
ISBN-13: 9780143124757
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 09/03/2013
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.40" W, 0.80" H

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Anniversary)

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Overview

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston.

The 50th-anniversary edition of the bestselling novel that launched John le Carré’s career worldwide

In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, Alec Leamas watches as his last agent is shot dead by East German sentries. For Leamas, the head of Berlin Station, the Cold War is over. As he faces the prospect of retirement or worse–a desk job–Control offers him a unique opportunity for revenge. Assuming the guise of an embittered and dissolute ex-agent, Leamas is set up to trap Mundt, the deputy director of the East German Intelligence Service–with himself as the bait. In the background is George Smiley, ready to make the game play out just as Control wants.

Setting a standard that has never been surpassed, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a devastating tale of duplicity and espionage.

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Reviews
What his most satisfying about John le Carré's first great success–first of many, as it turned out–is how well it holds up on this, its 50th anniversary.–Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post

"The best spy story I have ever read."–Graham Greene

"First-rate and tremendously exciting."–Daphne du Maurier

"Le Carré is one of the best novelists–of any kind–we have."–Vanity Fair

"Written...with a pitiless, elegant clarity. The Spy who Came in from the Cold is a first-rate thriller and more."–Time

Superbly constructed, with an atmosphere of chilly hell – J.B. Priestley

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

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Details

ISBN-10: 0143124757
ISBN-13: 9780143124757
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 09/03/2013
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.40" W, 0.80" H
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