The Spy Who Came In From The Cold. John LE CARRÉ, born 1931, David John Moore CORNWELL.
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold.

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold.

London: Victor Gollancz, 1963. [Espionage thriller] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.222; [2], blank. Elegantly hand-bound in full blue oasis morocco, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, marbled endpapers, original cloth spine bound in at rear, top edge gilt. Contents clean, exterior unmarked. A fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. A monumental novel, The Spy Who Came In From is a revolutionary Cold War - era espionage classic, the first to win both the Crime Writer's Association Gold Dagger and the Mystery Writers of America award, and also listed in the top 200 literary works since 1950. The author's breakthrough, which firmly established an alternative form to the James Bond cult and a new type of hero. Graham Greene considered it the best spy story he ever read and J.B. Priestley wrote that the book was 'superbly constructed with an atmosphere of chilly hell.'. Item #60583

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