Smiley's People

Smiley's People

Book - 1980 | 1st trade ed
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John le Carre's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge and have earned him -- and his hero, British Secret Service agent George Smiley -- unprecedented worldwide acclaim. Rounding off his astonishing vision of a clandestine world, master storyteller le Carre perfects his art in "Smiley's People." In London at dead of night, George Smiley, sometime acting Chief of the Circus (aka the British Secret Service), is summoned from his lonely bed by news of the murder of an ex-agent. Lured back to active service, Smiley skillfully maneuvers his people -- "the no-men of no-man's land" -- into crisscrossing Paris, London, Germany, and Switzerland as he prepares for his own final, inevitable duel on the Berlin border with his Soviet counterpart and archenemy, Karla.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1980, c1979
Edition: 1st trade ed
ISBN: 9780394508436
0394508432
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 374 p. ; 22 cm

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LazyNeko
Apr 20, 2012

This felt more of a sequel to "Tinker, Tailor..." than "The Honourable Schoolboy". The focus is back on Smiley as he quietly and slowly plays his final hand against Karla.

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LazyNeko
Apr 20, 2012

Tell Max that it concerns the Sandman. Gifted with the clarity that hunger, tiredness, and confusion can supply, Smiley knew for certain she must have no part in what he had to do. He knew-- he was barely at the threshold-- yet he still knew that it was just possible, against all the odds, that he had been given, in late age, a chance to return to the rained-out contests of his life and play them after all.

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