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

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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library FIC LEC (Text) 39206020426431 Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0802714544
  • ISBN: 9780802714541
  • Physical Description: xiv, 223 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Walker, [2005]

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General Note:
Originally published: Victor Gollancz, 1963.
Formatted Contents Note:
1 Checkpoint 1 -- 2 Circus 9 -- 3 Decline 19 -- 4 Liz 25 -- 6 Contact 39 -- 7 Kiever 50 -- 8 Le Mirage 62 -- 9 Second Day 81 -- 10 Third Day 89 -- 11 Friends of Alec 95 -- 12 East 102 -- 13 Pins or Paper Clips 120 -- 14 Letter to a Client 128 -- 15 Come to the Ball 138 -- 16 Arrest 144 -- 17 Mundt 150 -- 18 Fiedler 156 -- 19 Branch Meeting 161 -- 20 Tribunal 165 -- 21 Witness 179 -- 22 President 185 -- 23 Confession 196 -- 24 Commissar 202 -- 25 Wall 211 -- 26 In from the Cold 221.
Summary, etc.:
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 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 an illuminating new foreword by bestselling author Joseph Kanon, it remains one today. A new hardcover edition of the book Graham Greene called "the best spy story I have ever read."
Subject: Smiley, George (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Intelligence officers > Fiction.
Cold War > Fiction.
Berlin (Germany) > Fiction.
Genre: Spy stories.

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