The George Smiley Novels 8-Volume Boxed Set

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Product Details

Price
$132.00
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
Pages
2720
Dimensions
7.0 X 8.4 X 5.5 inches | 5.51 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781524705978

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About the Author

John le Carré was born in 1931. For six decades, he wrote novels that came to define our age. The son of a con man, he spent his childhood between boarding school and the London underworld. At sixteen he found refuge at the university of Bern, then later at Oxford. A spell of teaching at Eton led him to a short career in British Intelligence (MI5&6). He published his debut novel, Call for the Dead, in 1961 while still a secret servant. 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 Honourable Schoolboy, and Smiley's People. At the end of the Cold War, le Carré widened his scope to explore an international landscape including the arms trade and the War on Terror. His memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel, was published in 2016 and the last George Smiley novel, A Legacy of Spies, appeared in 2017. He died on December 12, 2020.

Reviews

"One of our great writers of moral ambiguity, a tireless explorer of that darkly contradictory no-man's land."
--Los Angeles Times

"No other writer has charted--pitilessly for politicians but thrillingly for readers--the public and secret histories of his times."
--The Guardian (UK)

"I would suggest immortality for John le Carré, who I believe one of the most intelligent and entertaining writers working today."
--Alan Cheuse, Chicago Tribune

"The constant flow of emotion lifts le Carré not only above all modern suspense novelists, but above most novelists now practicing."
--Financial Times

"A writer of towering gifts."
--The Independent (UK)