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A legacy of spies, John le Carré

Label
A legacy of spies
Title
A legacy of spies
Statement of responsibility
John le Carré
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The undisputed master returns with a riveting new book--his first Smiley novel in more than twenty-five years Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications. Interweaving past with present so that each may tell its own intense story, John le Carre has spun a single plot as ingenious and thrilling as the two predecessors on which it looks back:The Spy Who Came in from the ColdandTinker Tailor Soldier Spy. In a story resonating with tension, humor and moral ambivalence, le Carre and his narrator Peter Guillam present the reader with a legacy of unforgettable characters old and new"--
Member of
Summary
Finds George Smiley, his colleague Peter Guillam and other former members of the British Secret Service facing charges for decades-old, once-toasted intelligence operations by a generation that is unfamiliar with the dynamics of the Cold War
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10569161
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Le Carré, John
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6062.E33
LC item number
L44 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
George Smiley
Series volume
[book 9]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smiley, George (Fictitious character)
  • Intelligence service
  • Intelligence officers
  • Cold War
  • Intelligence officers
  • Spy stories
  • Suspense fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A legacy of spies, John le Carré
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780735225114
Lccn
2017032695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1001287725
  • (OCoLC)on1001287725
  • 530643
Label
A legacy of spies, John le Carré
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780735225114
Lccn
2017032695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1001287725
  • (OCoLC)on1001287725
  • 530643

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