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Author John Le Carré’s first published novel, Call for the Dead, introduced his ‘anti-hero’ George Smiley, who appears in most of his stories.
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John Le Carré was born October 19, 1931 in Poole, England. His first published novel, Call for the Dead (1961), introduced his ‘anti-hero’ George Smiley, who appears in most of his stories. Some of his many popular works are The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, The Honourable Schoolboy, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,
The Russia House, The Tailor of Panama and Absolute Friends.
Novelist, born in Poole, Dorset, S England, UK. He studied at Bern and Oxford universities, taught French and German for two years at Eton, then went into the British Foreign Service as second secretary in Bonn, and consul in Hamburg. He resigned in 1964 to become a full-time writer. His first published novel, Call for the Dead (1961, filmed as The Deadly Affair, 1967), introduced his ‘anti-hero’ George Smiley, who appears in most of his stories. His many popular works include The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963, Somerset Maugham Award, later filmed), Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1974, televised 1979), The Honourable Schoolboy (1977, James Tait Black), Smiley's People (1980, televised 1982), The Little Drummer Girl (1983, filmed 1985), The Russia House (1989, filmed 1991), The Tailor of Panama (1996), and Absolute Friends (2003).
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