Robert Littell





Robert Littell

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born
in New York City, The United States
January 08, 1935

gender
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An American author residing in France. He specializes in spy novels that often concern the CIA and the Soviet Union. He became a journalist and worked many years for Newsweek during the Cold War. He's also an amateur mountain climber and is the father of award-winning novelist Jonathan Littell.


Average rating: 3.87 · 7,172 ratings · 797 reviews · 36 distinct works · Similar authors
The Company
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 2,972 ratings — published 2001 — 30 editions
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Legends
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 681 ratings — published 2005 — 27 editions
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The Amateur
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 493 ratings — published 1981 — 11 editions
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The Once and Future Spy
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 389 ratings — published 1990 — 13 editions
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The Stalin Epigram
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 407 ratings — published 2009 — 24 editions
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The Defection of A.J. Lewinter
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 362 ratings — published 1973 — 17 editions
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The Sisters
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 281 ratings — published 1985 — 21 editions
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A Nasty Piece of Work: A Novel
3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 336 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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Walking Back the Cat
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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Vicious Circle
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 1998 — 23 editions
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“I am a bookworm. For play, I bury myself in the corners of libraries and read.”
Robert Littell

“The difference between and amateur and a professional.. a professional believes if a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well. An amateur believes if a job is worth doing, it very well may be worth doing badly.”
Robert Littell, The Amateur

“Life is short,” I told her. “The challenge is to make it sweet.”
Robert Littell, A Nasty Piece of Work: A Novel

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