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A Perfect Spy

by John le Carre

Part of the The Penguin John le Carre Hardback Collection Series

A Perfect Spy Synopsis

'The best English novel since the war' Philip Roth Magnus Pym - ranking diplomat, consummate Englishman, loving husband, secret agent - has vanished. Has he defected? Gone to ground? As the hunt for Pym intensifies, the secrets of his life are revealed: the people he has loved and betrayed, the unreliable con-man father who made him, the two mentors who moulded and shaped him, and now wish to claim this perfect spy as their own. Described by le Carre as his most autobiographical novel, A Perfect Spy is a devastating portrayal of a man who has played different roles for so long, he no longer knows who he is. 'Le Carre understood that espionage is an extreme version of the human comedy, even the human tragedy. A Perfect Spy will very likely remain his greatest book' New Yorker

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241337301
Publication date: 6th February 2020
Author: John le Carre
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 672 pages
Categories: Espionage & spy thriller,

About John le Carre

John le Carre was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton before serving 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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