The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
First edition (1963). First impression. Medium format hardback in near fine condition. There is a previous owner's inscription to front end page. There is also a 2 cm closed tear to top rear edge of jacket. There is a loosely laid in small Christmas card with a self portrait of Le Carre drawn by himself and also signed and dated. (Le Carre was an occasional Caricaturist)This book is a 1963 Cold War spy novel by the British author John Le Carré. It depicts Alec Leamas, a British agent, being sent to East Germany as a faux defector to sow disinformation about a powerful East German intelligence officer.
Artist BioJohn le Carré is a British author, born in 1931. Although, his real name is David John Moore Cornwell, John le Carré was his author pseudonym. He attended the universities of Bern and Oxford, and also taught at Eton. Also, during the 1950s and 60s, he worked in British Intelligence (MI5 and MI6), which then inspired him to write espionage novels. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold became an international best-seller. He then left MI6 to become a full-time novelist. Le Carré is now recognised world-wide and is incredibly well-established in his field. Some of his most famous works include Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1974), The Night Manager (1993), The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1963), and A Perfect Spy (1986).
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