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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (English) (Paperback)

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ISBN: 9780141194523    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Year of publishing: 2010     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 304        Language: English
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (Penguin Modern Classics) written by John Le Carre derives its suspense from the setting of its story at the time when tensions were high during the Cold War, as the war between...Read more
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (Penguin Modern Classics) written by John Le Carre derives its suspense from the setting of its story at the time when tensions were high during the Cold War, as the war between the East and West Berlin raged on with the Berlin wall standing tall between them. Alec Leamas is a British spy agent who was sent on a mission to gain information from East Germany. His mission fails as the last of his spies is killed. His superiors, known as the Control, send him on another dangerous mission after this, where he has to find Mundt- the chief of the East German Intelligence. He starts working at the library, where he comes across Liz, a member of the East German communist party. His love affair with her ends dramatically and he is arrested after getting into a fight at a liquor store. After this, he finds himself with Ashe, another East German agent. Ashe wants to know about the British Intelligence and more so, about Rolling Stone, a bank deposit funding transfer operation. Leamas meets another East German agent called Fiedler who wants to prove that Mundt is working with the British Intelligence. Through fake names, fake passports, secret safehouses and the bleak and grim times of the World War II, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (Penguin Modern Classics), paints a realistic picture of what happens in the mysterious lives of spies. The readers are kept guessing on whether Leamas will be exposed and whether Mundt will be captured by the British Intelligence. This book by John Le Carre was published in 2010 by Penguin UK and is available in paperback. Key Features: This book became a smash hit movie in 1965 starring Richard Burton, Oskar Werner and Claire Bloom. The book won the Best Crime Novel in 1963 from the Crime Writers Association, an Edgar award for the Best Mystery Novel from Mystery Writers of America and the Dagger of Daggers at the 50th Dagger awards show.
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About the author: John le Carre
John Le Carre or David John Moore Cornwell was a graduate of modern languages. He worked for a brief stint as a school teacher before joining the Intelligence... Read more
John Le Carre or David John Moore Cornwell was a graduate of modern languages. He worked for a brief stint as a school teacher before joining the Intelligence division of Britain Foreign Services. He also wrote written A Perfect Spy, A Murder of Quality and Iron Curtain. He won several awards, like the Somerset Maugham award and The British Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger award. He produced the Tailor of Panama and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
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Review:
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....Read more
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
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