John le Carré (* 19. Oktober 1931 in Poole, Dorset, Vereinigtes Königreich; eigentlich David John Moore Cornwell) ist ein englischer Schriftsteller. Nachdem er selbst für den britischen Geheimdienst gearbeitet hatte, wurde er seit den 1960er Jahren durch seine Spionageromane bekannt.
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Smiley and his people are facing a remarkable challenge: a mole – a soviet double agent – who has burrowed his way in and up to the highest level of British Intelligence. His treachery has already blown some of their vital operations and their best networks. The mole is one of their own kind. But which one?
1974 erschienen. “His people are full-bodied, believable individuals, the minor characters as vivid as the main cast …a stunning story” (The Wall Street Journal) (606 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 433 Seiten noch günstig?
Charlie is a promiscuous, unsuccessful, left-wing English actress in her twenties. She is in search of commitment. But to what, and to whom? Joseph is the name which Charlie and her friends have given to the handsome, solitary bather lying on the beach at Mykonos, who seems to need nothing but a water bottle and his little library of left-wing literature. Together under the heat of the Greek sun, the two share a moment of passion. But this duplicitous liaison will in fact lead Charlie to her most dangerous role yet.
1983 erschienen. “A work of enormous power and artistry; no mere ‘entertainment’…but fiction on a grand scale.” (The Washington Post) (139 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 580 Seiten noch günstig?
Magnus Pym, ranking diplomat, has vanished, believed defected. The chase is on: for a missing husband, a devoted father, and a secret agent. Pym’s life, it is revealed, is entirely made up of secrets. Dominated by a father who is also a confidence trickster on an epic scale, Pym has from the age of seventeen been controlled by two mentors. It is these two, racing each other and time itself, who are orchestrating the search to find the perfect spy …
1986 erschienen. “The best English novel since the war.” (Philip Roth) (186 Rezensionen / 3,8 Sterne), 692 Seiten noch günstig?
A corporate lawyer from the House of Single & Single is shot dead in cold blood on a Turkish hillside for crimes that he does not understand. A children’s entertainer in Devon is hauled to his local bank late at night to explain a monumental influx of cash. A Russian freighter is arrested in the Black Sea. A celebrated London financier has disappeared into thin air. A British customs officer is on a trail of corruption and murder.
1999 erschienen. “SINGLE & SINGLE is an adventure that takes us to the ends of the earth via the rich but often barren landscape of the human heart.” (Times) (110 Rezensionen / 3,7 Sterne), 356 Seiten noch günstig?
The friends of the title are Ted Mundy, British soldier’s son born 1947 in a shining new independent Pakistan, and Sasha, refugee son of an East German Lutheran pastor and his wife who have sought sanctuary in the West. The two men meet first as students in riot-torn West Berlin of the late Sixties, again in the grimy looking-glass of Cold War espionage and, most terribly, in today’s unipolar world of terror, counter-terror and the war of lies.
2003 erschienen. “This is le Carre with a twist, the Old Master developing new techniques for a new age” (Raymond Seitz, The Times) (287 Rezensionen / 3,6 Sterne), 465 Seiten noch günstig?
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.
2008 erschienen. “Le Carré’s prose remains clear and unflashy; as unflashy as his spies, who are far more cloak than dagger” (The Telegraph) (425 Rezensionen / 3,7 Sterne), 436 Seiten noch günstig?