Here is a list of the best John Le Carre books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- The Spy Who Came in from the Cold: A George Smiley Novel (George Smiley Novels) (2013)
- The Night Manager: A Novel (2017)
- Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: A George Smiley Novel (2011)
- The Honourable Schoolboy (2011)
- The George Smiley Novels 8-Volume Boxed Set (2017)
- The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life (2017)
- Agent Running in the Field: A Novel (Random House Large Print) (2019)
- Call for the Dead: A George Smiley Novel (2012)
- The Looking Glass War (1974)
- Smiley’s People: A George Smiley Novel (2011)
- A Small Town in Germany (1969)
- A Murder of Quality., (1965)
The 50th-anniversary edition of the bestselling novel that launched John le Carré’s career worldwide In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, Alec Leamas watches as his last agent is shot dead by East German sentries. For Leamas, the head of Berlin Station, the Cold War is over. As he faces the prospect of retirement or worse—a desk job—Control offers him a unique opportunity for revenge.
The Night Manager: A Novel (2017)
John le Carré, the legendary author of sophisticated spy thrillers, is at the top of his game in this classic novel of a world in chaos. With the Cold War over, a new era of espionage has begun. In the power vacuum left by the Soviet Union, arms dealers and drug smugglers have risen to immense influence and wealth.
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.
The Honourable Schoolboy (2011)
As the fall of Saigon looms, master spy George Smiley must outmaneuver his Soviet counterpart on a battlefield that neither can afford to lose. The mole has been eliminated, but the damage wrought has brought the British Secret Service to its knees. Given the charge of the gravely compromised Circus, George Smiley embarks on a campaign to uncover what Moscow Centre most wants to hide.
With the publication of A Legacy of Spies in September – the first George Smiley novel in over twenty-five years – John le Carré fans can delve into the first eight novels featuring his most beloved character to revisit the spymaster’s backstory, and it is the perfect way to introduce new readers to the espionage classics.The set includes eight of John le Carré iconic George Smiley novels: …
– From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War, to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, le Carré has always written from the heart of modern times. In this, his first memoir, le Carré is as funny as he is incisive, reading into the…
Agent Running in the Field: A Novel (Random House Large Print) (2019)
Set in London in 2018, Agent Running in the Field follows a twenty-six year old solitary figure who, in a desperate attempt to resist the new political turbulence swirling around him, makes connections that will take him down a very dangerous path. In his plot and characterization le Carré is as thrilling as ever and in the way he writes about our times he proves himself, once again, to be the greatest chronicler of our age.
“Go back to Whitehall and look for more spies on your drawing boards.”George Smiley is no one’s idea of a spy—which is perhaps why he’s such a natural. But Smiley apparently made a mistake. After a routine security interview, he concluded that the affable Samuel Fennan had nothing to hide. Why, then, did the man from the Foreign Office shoot himself in the head only hours later?
The Looking Glass War (1974)
Mass Market Paperback Publisher: Dell Books (1974) ASIN: B000RS0ACI Package Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.1 x 0.7 inches Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 165 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,888,778 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #187878 in Suspense Thrillers #69349 in Spies & Political Thrillers Would you like to tell us about a lower…
Tell Max that it concerns the Sandman…A very junior agent answers Vladimir’s call, but it could have been the Chief of the Circus himself. No one at the British Secret Service considers the old spy to be anything except a senile has-been who can’t give up the game—until he’s shot in the face at point-blank range.
A Small Town in Germany (1969)
A Small Town in Germany
A Murder of Quality., (1965)
Paperback Publisher: Penguin (1965) Language: English ASIN: B0020N8QY2 Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 227 customer reviews Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Best John Le Carre Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf
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John le Carré and the Cold War
Author(s): Toby Manning
ID: 2980362, Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
A Legacy of Spies: A Novel
Author(s): John le Carré
ID: 2105630, Publisher: Viking, Year: 2017, Size: 269 Kb, Format: epub
The Pigeon Tunnel
Author(s): John le Carré
ID: 2376639, Publisher: Viking, Year: 2016, Size: 538 Kb, Format: epub
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