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The spy who came in from the cold / John le Carré.

By: Le Carré, John, 1931-.
Publisher: London : Penguin Classics, 2013Edition: Fiftieth anniversary edition / with material from the archives and an afterword by the author.Description: 208 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780141194530 (hardback) :.Subject(s): Smiley, George (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Intelligence officers -- England -- Fiction | Spies -- Great Britain -- FictionSummary: Beautiful 50th Anniversary special edition featuring archival material and with a special cover design. Alec 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's 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 50th anniversary special edition features a wealth of original archival material, much of it from le Carre's own files, and from the making of the original 1965 film adaptation. COPAC
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Beautiful 50th Anniversary special edition featuring archival material and with a special cover design. Alec 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's 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 50th anniversary special edition features a wealth of original archival material, much of it from le Carre's own files, and from the making of the original 1965 film adaptation. COPAC

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