The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

By John Le Carre

Walker & Company, Hardcover, 9780802714541, 223pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005

Description

A new hardcover edition of the book Graham Greene called "the best spy story I have ever read."

On its publication in 1964, John le Carre's "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" forever changed the landscape of spy fiction. 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 anyone who reads it back to the shadowy years in the early 1960s, when the Berlin Wall went up and the Cold War came to life.

"The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" was hailed as a classic as soon as it was published, and it remains one today.



About the Author
John le Carre 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 Constant Gardner", "The Little Drummer Girl, A Perfect Spy, The Russia House, Our Game, The Tailor of Panama, " and "Single & Single." He lives in Cornwall, United Kingdom.


Praise For The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

"Superbly constructed, with an atmosphere of chilly hell." --J. B. Priestley
"Le Carré is simply the world’s greatest fictional spymaster.” --Newsweek



"Superbly constructed, with an atmosphere of chilly hell."

-J. B. Priestley


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