London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1974. First Edition. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Le Carré, John
Hodder and Stoughton. London. 1974.
First Edition. Tipped in signature of author. The first novel in Le Carré’s Karla trilogy, reunities readers with British Intelligence Office George Smiley. Contrary to popular spy novels of the day, Le Carré brings a grit and realness to the world of espionage.
"[...] Le Carré wasn't merely a better writer than Fleming, but a reaction against him. Where 007 fought amusingly acronymed groups like SPECTRE, le Carré conjured a Cold War hall of mirrors in which spy craft wasn't about knife fights and hot sex, but about gambits and machinations in which it was hard to tell the good guys from the bad."
Jacket design by Jerry Harpur,
depicts nesting dolls, iconic in the world of espionage and the Cold War era. Some
obvious rubbing and slight tearing to head to spine, as pictured. Very Good / Good. Item #316
Price (USD): $520.00