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  • Published: 21 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141198286
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 154
  • RRP: $24.00

Call for the Dead

The Smiley Collection




A gripping tale of espionage and deceit from the master of the spy novel, new to Penguin Modern Classics.

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 death, he begins his own investigation, meeting Fennan's widow to find out what led him to such desperation. On the very day 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 spy George Smiley in a gripping tale of espionage and deceit.

The First George Smiley Novel

  • Published: 21 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141198286
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 154
  • RRP: $24.00

About the author

John le Carre

John le Carre was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For more than fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

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Praise for Call for the Dead

Brilliant. Realistic. Constant suspense

Observer

Intelligent, thrilling, surprising . . . makes most cloak-and-dagger stuff taste of cardboard

Sunday Telegraph

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