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The secret pilgrim, John Le Carre

Label
The secret pilgrim
Title
The secret pilgrim
Statement of responsibility
John Le Carre
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Cold War is over and Ned has been demoted to the training academy. He asks his old mentor, George Smiley, to address his passing-out class. There are no laundered reminiscences; Smiley speaks the truth - perhaps the last the students will ever hear.
  • Le Carre writing at his exceptional best Mail on Sunday Consummate and enthralling Observer
Biographical or historical data
John le Carre was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley's People. His recent novels include A Most Wanted Man, Our Kind of Traitor and A Delicate Truth.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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1931-
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Le Carre, John
Dewey number
AF
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Secret service
  • Cold War
  • Veterans
  • Smiley, George (Fictitious character)
  • General
Summary expansion
The last of John le Carre's espionage novels to feature his most enduring and well-loved character, George Smiley, and a gripping feat of narrative brilliance, The Secret Pilgrim is published in Penguin Modern Classics with an afterword by the author. The Cold War is over and Ned has been demoted to the training academy. He asks his old mentor, George Smiley, to address his passing-out class. There are no laundered reminiscences; Smiley speaks the truth - perhaps the last the students will ever hear. As they listen, Ned recalls his own painful triumphs and inglorious failures, in a career that took him from the Western Isles of Scotland to Hamburg and from Israel to Cambodia. He asks himself: Did it do any good? What did it do to me? And what will happen to us now? In this final Smiley novel, the great spy gives his own humane and unexpected answers. If you enjoyed The Secret Pilgrim, you might like le Carre's The Spy Who Came In From the Cold, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. "Consummate and enthralling." (Observer)
Target audience
general
Label
The secret pilgrim, John Le Carre
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780241962190
Dimensions
20x13x3 cm.
Extent
432 p.
Isbn
9780241962190
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The secret pilgrim, John Le Carre
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780241962190
Dimensions
20x13x3 cm.
Extent
432 p.
Isbn
9780241962190
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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