Call for the Dead: The Smiley Collection (The Smiley Collection)

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After a routine security check by George Smiley, civil servant Samuel Fennan apparently kills himself. When Smiley finds Circus head Maston is trying to blame him for the death, he begins his own investigation, meeting Fennan's widow to find out what led him to such desperation. On the very day Smiley is ordered off the enquiry he receives an urgent letter from the dead man. Do the East Germans - and their agents - know more about this man's death than the Circus previously imagined?

Le Carré's first book, Call for the Dead, introduced the tenacious and retiring spy George Smiley in a gripping tale of espionage and deceit.

'Intelligent, thrilling, surprising . . . makes most cloak-and-dagger stuff taste of cardboard' Sunday Telegraph

'Brilliant. Realistic. Constant suspense' Observer

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ISBN-13: 9780241330876
ISBN-10: 0241330874
Pagini: 176
Dimensiuni: 111 x 181 x 9 mm
Greutate: 0.11 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin Classics
Seria The Smiley Collection

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

John le Carré was born in 1931. For six decades, he wrote novels that came to define our age. The son of a confidence trickster, 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 12 December 2020.


What Joseph Conrad started, John le Carré enshrined and made modern. That is the real achievement of his great novels and why they will endure ... we should see him as our contemporary Dickens.
Brilliant. Realistic. Constant suspense.
The greatest spy novelist of all time ... astounding works of the imagination.
Brilliant, popular, intelligent, thrilling, suspenseful, angry, original, masterful writing. Can't be topped.
An extraordinary writer who brought literary lustre and lived insight to the spy yarn.
One of those writers who will be read a century from now.
His Smiley novels are key to understanding the mid-20th century.