"It is said that men condemned to death are subject to sudden moments of elation; as if, like moths in the fire, their destruction were coincidental with attainment."

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The Spy Who Came In From The Cold.

Item Number: 3705

London: Gollancz, 1963.

First edition of the author’s most well known work, that went on to reinvigorate the spy genre. Octavo, original blue cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author "David Cornwell AKA John LeCarre" on the title page. A very sharp copy.

Upon publication, John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold forever changed the landscape of spy fiction. Le Carré combined the inside knowledge of his years in British intelligence with the skills of the best novelists to produce a story as taut as it is twisting, unlike any previously experienced.