John le Carré





John le Carré

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born
in Poole, Dorset, England, The United Kingdom
October 19, 1931

gender
male

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John le Carré, the pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell (born 19 October 1931 in Poole, Dorset, England), is an English author of espionage novels. Le Carré has resided in St Buryan, Cornwall, Great Britain, for more than forty years where he owns a mile of cliff close to Land's End.


Average rating: 3.87 · 191,369 ratings · 12,191 reviews · 99 distinct works · Similar authors
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 33,760 ratings — published 1974 — 166 editions
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The Spy Who Came In from th...
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Smiley's People
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 18,807 ratings — published 1979 — 110 editions
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The Russia House
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 13,859 ratings — published 1989 — 75 editions
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The Constant Gardener
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A Perfect Spy
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 9,012 ratings — published 1986 — 72 editions
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The Honourable Schoolboy
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 8,282 ratings — published 1977 — 11 editions
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Call for the Dead
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 7,589 ratings — published 1961 — 99 editions
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The Little Drummer Girl
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 5,755 ratings — published 1983 — 71 editions
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A Most Wanted Man
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“A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.”
John le Carré

“The more identities a man has, the more they express the person they conceal.”
John le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

“Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad: whether from great personal success, or just an all-night drive, we are the sole survivors of a world no one else has ever seen.”
John le Carré

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Isn't it time you read all eight George Smiley novels (1961 - 90) by John le Carré?

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I've already read them and loved them
 
  9 votes, 13.6%

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I've already read them and didn't enjoy them
 
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