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John le Carré
(1931 - 2020)

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold [Signed Copy]

John le Carré, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, London: Victor Gollancz, 1963, first edition, fifth impression

[5], 6-222, [2] pages; original publisher's light blue cloth boards, title gilt on spine, red and white dust jacket
7.2 x 4.7 in (18.5 x 12.1 cm)

First edition of the author’s masterpiece. Signed by John le Carré on the title page.

Le Carre's third novel, which won him the 1964 The Somerset Maugham Award and made him an overnight sensation. It firmly established his reputation as the master of the literary spy thriller genre.

On its publication in 1963, John le Carré's The Spy Who Came In from the Cold forever changed the landscape of spy fiction. Le Carré combined inside knowledge of his years in British intelligence with his writing skills to produce a story as taut as it is twisting, unlike any previously experienced. The novel transports the reader to the shadowy years of the early 1960s when the Berlin Wall went up, and the Cold War came to life.

One of the great British novels to come out of the Cold War, it was adapted into a classic 1965 film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, and Oskar Werner. Hailed by Graham Greene as "the best spy story I have ever read."

  Lot 34 of 50  

16-17 NOVEMBER 2022


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