Call for the Dead - 1st

by John le carre


Call for the Dead - 1st by John Le Carre. First edition (1961). First impression. Medium format hardback in near fine condition. Flat signed by John le Carre to title page. Pages are clean, binding is firm, no internal markings. There is a small bookshop sticker to the rear end page. The jacket has some very minor wear, now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. Any questions please get in touch.

About Call for the Dead

Call for the Dead is John le Carré's first novel, published in 1961. It introduces George Smiley, the most famous of le Carré's recurring characters, in a story about East German spies inside Great Britain.

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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 man's death, he begins his own investigation, meeting with Fennan's widow to find out what could have led him to such desperation. But on the very day that 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 debut novel, Call for the Dead, introduced the tenacious and retiring George Smiley in a gripping tale of espionage and deceit.

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