Call for the Dead

The first of his peerless novels of Cold War espionage and international intrigue, Call for the Dead is also the debut of John le Carré's masterful creation George Smiley.

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141972246

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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The first of his peerless novels of Cold War espionage and international intrigue, Call for the Dead is also the debut of John le Carré's masterful creation George Smiley. After a routine security check by George Smiley, civil servant Samuel Fennan apparently kills himself. When Smiley finds Circus head Maston is trying to blame him for the man's death, he begins his own investigation, meeting with Fennan's widow to find out what could have led him to such desperation. But on the very day that Smiley is ordered off the enquiry he receives an urgent letter from the dead man. Do the East Germans - and their agents - know more about this man's death than the Circus previously imagined? Le Carré's first book, Call for the Dead, introduced the tenacious and retiring George Smiley in a gripping tale of espionage and deceit. If you enjoyed Call for the Dead, you might like le Carré's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Intelligent, thrilling, surprising ... makes most cloak-and-dagger stuff taste of cardboard' Sunday Telegraph 'Brilliant. Realistic. Constant suspense' Observer

Call for the Dead

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780241330876

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Page: 176

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After a routine security check by George Smiley, civil servant Samuel Fennan apparently kills himself. When Smiley finds Circus head Maston is trying to blame him for the man's death, he begins his own investigation, meeting with Fennan's widow to find out what could have led him to such desperation. But on the very day that Smiley is ordered off the enquiry he receives an urgent letter from the dead man. Do the East Germans - and their agents - know more about this man's death than the Circus previously imagined? Le Carre's debut novel, Call for the Dead, introduced the tenacious and retiring George Smiley in a gripping tale of espionage and deceit.


Call for the Dead

Call for the Dead launched John le Carré's unparalleled career as a novelist, and introduces one of fiction's most famous spies -- George Smiley, who is both brilliant and unremarkable.

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Penguin Canada

ISBN: 0143182986

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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Murder of Quality John le Carré's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international esionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him -- and his hero, British secret Service Agent George Smiley -- unprecedented worldwide acclaim. George Smiley was simply doing a favor for Miss Ailsa Brimley, and old friend and editor of a small newspaper. Miss Brimley had received a letter from a worried reader: "I'm not mad. And I know my husbad is trying to kill me." But the letter had arrived too late: it's scribe, the wife of an assistant master at the distinguished Carne School, was already dead. So George Smiley went to Carne to listen, ask questions, and think. And to uncover, layer by layer, the complex network of skeletons and hatreds that comprised that little English institution. Call for the Dead It was less an interview than an amiable conversation over a walk in the park. George Smiley had been sent to speak to a high-ranking civil servant after an anonymous tip-off that he was a security risk. It was a formality -- and the two men liked each other. Why then, did it apparently drive the poor man to despair? And why was he found dead the next day, the victim of an unnecessary suicide? Call for the Dead launched John le Carré's unparalleled career as a novelist, and introduces one of fiction's most famous spies -- George Smiley, who is both brilliant and unremarkable.


Call for the Dead And A Murder of Quality

George Smiley had liked the man and now the man was dead.

Author: John Le Carré

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Large type books

Page: 251

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George Smiley had liked the man and now the man was dead. Suicide. But why? An anonymous letter had alleged that Foreign Office man Samuel Fennan had been a member of the Communist Party as a student before the war. Nothing very unusual for his generation. Smiley had made it clear that the investigation, little more than a routine security check, was over and that the file on Fennan could be closed. Next day, Fennan was dead with a note by his body saying his career was finished and he couldn't go on. Smiley is baffled. Refusing to believe that Fennan shot himself soon after making a cup of cocoa and asking the exchange to telephone him in the morning, Smiley decides to investigate, only to uncover a murderous conspiracy with its roots in his own secret wartime past.




Call for the Dead

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Author: John Le Carré

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 9783125363205

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Page: 126

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Call for the Dead

Simon Russell Beale stars in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of John le Carré's first novel, which introduced his most famous character, George Smiley.

Author: John Le Carré

Publisher: Clipper Audio

ISBN: 9781408439869

Category: Cold War

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Simon Russell Beale stars in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of John le Carré's first novel, which introduced his most famous character, George Smiley. This dramatisation, set in London in the late 1950s, finds Smiley engaged in the humdrum job of security vetting. But when a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide after an apparently unproblematic interview, Smiley is baffled. Refusing to believe that Fennan shot himself soon after making a cup of cocoa and asking the exchange to telephone him in the morning, Smiley decides to investigate - only to uncover a murderous conspiracy with its roots in his own secret wartime past. Starring the award-winning Simon Russell Beale as Smiley, and with a distinguished cast including Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron and Anna Chancellor, this tense, thrilling dramatisation perfectly captures the atmosphere of le Carré's masterful début novel.


Call For The Dead

Author: Le Carre

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780340994337

Category:

Page: 176

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It was less an interview than an amiable conversation over a walk in the park. George Smiley had been sent to speak to a high-ranking civil servant after an anonymous tip-off that he was a security risk. It was a formality - and the two men liked each other. Why then, did it apparently drive the poor man to despair? And why was he found dead the next day, the victim of an unnecessary suicide? Call for the Dead launched John le Carré's unparalleled career as a novelist, and introduces one of fiction's most famous spies - George Smiley, who is both brilliant and unremarkable.

John le Carr Novels Box Set

A box set of John le Carré's exceptional and thrilling first five novels, collected together for the first time: Call for the Dead A Murder of Quality The Spy Who Came in from the Cold The Looking Glass War A Small Town in Germany

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241296978

Category: Fiction

Page: 1024

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A box set of John le Carré's exceptional and thrilling first five novels, collected together for the first time: Call for the Dead A Murder of Quality The Spy Who Came in from the Cold The Looking Glass War A Small Town in Germany



The Call of the Dead

He'd run through the halls of the house, to the spot he'd already located, the one
where whispers of the dead slipped out beneath the door. This time he went on
through, dismantling Resh's locks with a wave of his hand. He strode through the
 ...

Author: April Swanson

Publisher: April Swanson

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Beyond the dark sea, the dead are waiting. In her quest to end the Darkness, Evan Carter must venture to the uncharted North. The other Warriors believe Evan’s judgement is clouded by personal feelings, but Evan’s convinced she’s on the right path. The Red Warrior follows in pursuit, determined to save Evan from her ill-advised plan. But another threat lies in wait. As the Darkness tightens its grip, Evan must decide where her allegiance truly lies, and what she’s prepared to sacrifice to restore peace. Who can she trust? And where, amongst the ice and snow, is the ex-Chief of Swords? THE CALL OF THE DEAD is the fourth book in the Dragon Warriors series.