Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (George Smiley Series)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (George Smiley Series)

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by John le Carré
     
 

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A New York Times bestseller and the inspiration for the Oscar-nominated major motion picture starring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth, from the author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Our Kind of Traitor
 
The first novel in John le Carré's celebrated and New York Times bestselling Karla trilogy featuringSee more details below

Overview

A New York Times bestseller and the inspiration for the Oscar-nominated major motion picture starring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth, from the author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Our Kind of Traitor
 
The first novel in John le Carré's celebrated and New York Times bestselling Karla trilogy featuring George Smiley, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a heart-stopping tale of international intrigue.

The man he knew as "Control" is dead, and the young Turks who forced him out now run the Circus. But George Smiley isn't quite ready for retirement-especially when a pretty, would-be defector surfaces with a shocking accusation: a Soviet mole has penetrated the highest level of British Intelligence. Relying only on his wits and a small, loyal cadre, Smiley recognizes the hand of Karla—his Moscow Centre nemesis—and sets a trap to catch the traitor.

The Oscar-nominated feature film adaptation of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) and features a cast that includes Gary Oldman as Smiley, Academy Award winner Colin Firth (The King's Speech), and Tom Hardy (Inception).

With an introduction by the author.

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Editorial Reviews

Wall Street Journal
A stunning story of espionage.
Time Magazine
One of the best tales of the year.
Newsweek
Le Carre is simply the world's greatest fictional spymaster.
San Francisco Chronicle
A rattling good novel.
Time
"The premier spy novelist of his time. Perhaps of all time."
The Wall Street Journal
"Stunning."
Financial Times
"John le Carré is the great master of the spy story . . . the constant flow of emotion lifts him not only above all modern suspense novelists, but above most novelists now practicing."
Praise for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
“The premier spy novelist of his time. Perhaps of all time.”—Time

“A rattling good novel.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“John le Carré is the great master of the spy story…the constant flow of emotion lifts him not only above all modern suspense novelists, but above most novelists now practicing.”—Financial Times

“Stunning.”—Wall Street Journal

From the Publisher
“The premier spy novelist of his time. Perhaps of all time.”—Time

“A rattling good novel.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“John le Carré is the great master of the spy story…the constant flow of emotion lifts him not only above all modern suspense novelists, but above most novelists now practicing.”—Financial Times

“Stunning.”—Wall Street Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101528785
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/07/2011
Series:
George Smiley Series , #5
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
39,121
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author John le Carré (A Delicate Truth and Spy Who Came in from the Cold) was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

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