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Le Carré, John 1931-

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Works: 1,217 works in 7,425 publications in 17 languages and 154,374 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Spy stories  Drama  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Suspense fiction  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Spy television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Narrator, Creator, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Interviewee, Contributor, Other, Conceptor, dki
Classifications: PR6062.E33, 823.914
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The spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carré( Book )
263 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 6,774 libraries worldwide
A veteran spy wants to "come in from the cold" to retirement. He undertakes one last assignment in which he pretends defection and provides the enemy with sufficient evidence to label their leader a double agent
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by John Le Carré( Book )
145 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 6,080 libraries worldwide
George Smiley is assigned to uncover the identitiy of the double agent operating in the highest levels of British Intelligence
The Russia house by John Le Carré( Book )
103 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 5,041 libraries worldwide
At a small British trade fair in Moscow, a message of global importance is made up of three very fragile human links: a Soviet physicist (code name Bluebird) burdened with a secret knowledge; a beautiful young Russian woman to whom the papers are entrusted; and Barley Blair, a bewildered English publisher pressed into service by British Intelligence to ferret out the source of the document. A magnificent story of love, betrayal, and courage. The Russia house catches history in the act.--Back cover
A perfect spy by John Le Carré( Book )
106 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,963 libraries worldwide
When British intelligence agent Magnus Pym disappears, two desperate searches are initiated--the hunt of agents, East and West, for the missing spy and Pym's own quest to uncover the mysteries of his own past
The constant gardener : a novel by John Le Carré( Book )
107 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 4,806 libraries worldwide
Frightening, heartbreaking, and exquisitely calibrated, John le Carre's new novel opens with the gruesome murder of the young and beautiful Tessa Quayle near northern Kenya's Lake Turkana, the birthplace of mankind. Her putative African lover and traveling companion, a doctor with one of the aid agencies, has vanished from the scene of the crime. Tessa's much older husband, Justin, a career diplomat at the British High Commission in Nairobi, sets out on a personal odyssey in pursuit of the killers and their motive. A master chronicler of the deceptions and betrayals of ordinary people caught in political conflict, le Carre portrays, in The Constant Gardener, the dark side of unbridled capitalism. His eighteenth novel is also the profoundly moving story of a man whom tragedy elevates. Justin Quayle, amateur gardener and ineffectual bureaucrat, seemingly oblivious to his wife's cause, discovers his own resources and the extraordinary courage of the woman he barely had time to love. The Constant Gardener is a magnificent exploration of the new world order by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time
The little drummer girl by John Le Carré( Book )
103 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and held by 4,779 libraries worldwide
Charlie, a young English actress, meets a man on a Greek beach who draws her into a world of espionage and terror in the Middle East
Absolute friends by John Le Carré( Book )
67 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,778 libraries worldwide
Follows friends and fellow ex-spies, Ted Mundy and Sasha, as they attempt to change their lives and the world in which they live, covering their new escapades in Germany and the ones from their past
Smiley's people by John Le Carré( Book )
126 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,692 libraries worldwide
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
Our kind of traitor by John Le Carré( Book )
55 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,469 libraries worldwide
"In the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and with Britain on the brink of economic ruin, a young English couple takes a tennis vacation in Antigua. There they meet Dima, a Russian who styles himself the world's number one money launderer. Dima wants, among other things, a game of tennis. Back in London, the couple is subjected to an all-night interrogation by the British Secret Service, which also needs their help. Their acquiescence will lead them on a precarious journey through Paris to a safe house in Switzerland, helpless pawns in a game of nations that reveals the unholy alliances between the Russian mafia, the City of London, the government and the competing factions of the British Secret Service"--Cover, p. 2
Single & single : a novel by John Le Carré( Book )
152 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 4,446 libraries worldwide
A crooked father and an honest son are the protagonists of this novel on money laundering. The father is Tiger Single, owner of a British investment house, laundering money for criminals. His dream is to see his son follow in his footsteps, but the son is honest and will not have anything to do with him--until the father's life is threatened
A most wanted man : a novel by John Le Carré( Book )
62 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,404 libraries worldwide
A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse round his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa. Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation. Soon her client's survival becomes more important to her than her own career. In pursuit of Issa's mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous Tommy Brue, the sixty-year-old scion of Brue Freres, a failing British bank based in Hamburg. A triangle of impossible loves is born. Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the so-called War on Terror, the spies of three nations converge upon the innocents. Poignant, compassionate, peopled with characters the reader never wants to let go, A MOST WANTED MAN is alive with humour, yet prickles with tension until the last heart-stopping page. It is also a work of deep humanity, and uncommon relevance to our times
The honourable schoolboy by John Le Carré( Book )
128 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,375 libraries worldwide
In an attempt to recover from the devastating effects of having uncovered a double agent in a high position in its organization, the British Secret Service carries out an elaborate espionage scheme in the Far East
The looking glass war by John Le Carré( Book )
149 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,329 libraries worldwide
Focuses on a former military espionage department in London and its attempts to train an agent for a mission in East Germany
A small town in Germany by John Le Carré( Book )
130 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,329 libraries worldwide
"Leo Harting, a relarively obscure member of the British Embassy in Bonn, has vanished, and with him have gone secret files his superiors would do anything in the world to stop being made public. [Alan Turner, and investigator from London, is sent to find Harting]."
The mission song by John Le Carré( Book )
50 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 4,250 libraries worldwide
Working as an interpreter for British Intelligence, Bruno Salvador, the abandoned son of an Irish father and Congolese mother, is sent to a mysterious island to interpret a secret conference among Central African warlords
The night manager : a novel by John Le Carré( Book )
68 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,208 libraries worldwide
Former British intelligence officer Jonathan Pine attempts to infiltrate the entourage of Roper, a sinister and powerful Englishman responsible for fitting together the pieces for a monumental arms-for-cocaine deal
The secret pilgrim by John Le Carré( Book )
76 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,045 libraries worldwide
Ned considered delivering his own speech to the new "Joes" at Saratt, but in the end, he called on George Smiley, the legendary officer who had retired to Cornwall. Smiley's "fireside chat" gives the dangerous edge back to Ned's memory, transporting him to his own beginnings as an agent in the 60s when the Red Peril was everywhere
The tailor of Panama by John Le Carré( Book )
86 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 4,035 libraries worldwide
An English tailor working in Panama is hired by the British government as a spy because of his contacts at the highest level. He proceeds to tailor his reports the way he creates his suits, giving the client what he wants, and the result is tragicomedy
Our game : a novel by John Le Carré( Book )
75 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,922 libraries worldwide
A romantic triangle on a retired British intelligence officer, his girl and the spy who stole her. It is told against the backdrop of the rebellion in Chechnya and the international intrigues surrounding it. A tale of the moral wastes of post-Cold War Europe in both East and West. By the author of The Night Manager
Call for the dead by John Le Carré( Book )
165 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,510 libraries worldwide
Premier spy novelist John le Carrs first novel introduces the world's most famous undercover operative, George Smiley, who, though bitter and weary with all he has seen and done, cannot refuse one last desperate call for his services
 
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Alternative Names
Carré, John le
Carré, John le 1931-
Cornwell, David.
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Cornwell, David J. 1931-
Cornwell, David J. Moore
Cornwell , David John Moore
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Karre, Dzhon Le 1931-
Lākārīh, Ǧūn
Le Carré.
Le Carré, John
Le Carre, John 1931
Le Karē, Džons, 1931-
Le Karre, Dzhon 1931-
Le Karre, Džon 1931-
LeCarré, John
LeCarré, John 1931-
Lekarē, Džons, 1931-
Lūkārīh, Ǧūn
Moore Cornwell, David John
Карре, Джон Ле 1931-
Корнвелл, Давид Джон Мур 1931-
Ле Карре, Джон, 1931-
לה־קארה, ג׳ון, 1931-
קורנול, דוד ג'ון מור
קרה, ג'ון לה
תגרי, אהוד 1931-
كاريه، جون لو، 1931-
كورنويل، ديفيد، 1931-
كورنويل، ديفيد جون مور، 1931-
لو كاريه، جون، 1931-
ジョンルカレ 1931-
ル・カレ, ジョン
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