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ISBN:
0340527307
Author:
John le. Carre
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English
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HODDER & STOUGHTON LTD; New Ed edition (1990)
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192 pages
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Praise for john le carré. Le Carré is more than just a great storyteller-he captures the Zeitgeist itself.

Praise for john le carré. Le Carré is simply the world’s greatest fictional spymaster. JOHN LE CARRÉ was born in 1931. After attending the universities of Berne and Oxford, he spent five years in the British Foreign Service. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, his third book, secured him a worldwide reputation.

with an Afterword by the author. John le Carrè was born in 1931. 2 The Thursday Feeling. 3 The Night of the Murder. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley’s People. His later novels include The Constant Gardener, Absolute Friends, The Mission Song and A Most Wanted Man.

A bitch of her quality is not to be taken lightly, I assure yo.  . Oh – a letter from Mrs Rode just before she was murdered,’ said Smiley vaguely. The police are handling it now, but they do not regard it a. ignificant. Not significant at all. Fielding groaned, and D’Arcy continued, oblivious: ‘I happened to be at home, and Harriman stayed for a cup of coffee.

David John Moore Cornwell (born 19 October 1931), better known by the pen name John le Carré (/ləˈkæreɪ/), is a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and 1960s, he worked for both the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence. During the 1950s and 1960s, he worked for both the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963), became an international best-seller and remains one of his best-known works. Following the success of this novel, he left MI6 to become a full-time author.

In 1960, British author John le Carré, whose real name is David John Moore Cornwell, resumed his intelligence career . Several of his books have been adapted for film and television

In 1960, British author John le Carré, whose real name is David John Moore Cornwell, resumed his intelligence career with the Foreign Service. During this time he began writing novels, the first entitled Call for the Dead. Several of his books have been adapted for film and television. A Murder of Quality is the second novel by the author and it features George Smiley, the most famous of le Carré's recurring characters, in his only book set outside the espionage community.

Читать онлайн - le Carre John. A Murder of Quality Электронная библиотека e-libra. ru Читать онлайн A Murder of Quality. Foreword There are probably a dozen great schools of whom it will be confidently asserted that Carne is their deliberate image. Chapter 1-Black Candles The greatness of Carne School has been ascribed by common consent to Edward VI, whose educational zeal is ascribed by history to the Duke of Somerset

A Murder of Quality is the second novel by John le Carré. It features George Smiley, the most famous of le Carré's recurring characters, in his only book set outside the espionage community.

A Murder of Quality is the second novel by John le Carré.

A Murder of Quality" is one of le Carre's early novels and is one of his lesser works "A Murder of Quality" was spy fiction writer John LeCarre's very decent second novel, first published in 1962.

A Murder of Quality" is one of le Carre's early novels and is one of his lesser works. It is a fun book and it is a pleasure to learn more about Smiley's early life. I would recommend it only to "completionists " like myself. A Murder of Quality" was spy fiction writer John LeCarre's very decent second novel, first published in 1962. It features his classic literary creation, British spymaster George Smiley, in a one-off murder mystery, at a very old and very private school. As the story opens, George Smiley is retired from the Secret Intelligence Service over events that occured in "Call for the Dead".

Carne had property, cloisters and woodworm, a whipping block and a line in the Doomsday Book-then what more did it need to instruct the sons of the rich? And they came; each Half they came (for terms are not elegant things), so that throughout a whole afternoon the trains would unload sad groups of black-coated boys on to the station platform.

This slim book is John Le Carré's second novel while working as a British diplomat in Bonn and Bern and/or elsewhere in a roving . This book is not about espionage, but about a murder at Carne, a centuries' old public school.

He was Le Carré's hero in his debut Call for the Dead, which described him as being an accomplished and committed spy since 1928, who survived a frightful and nasty war in Germany, and who is now (early 1960s) as before, wearing glasses, short, pudgy, and badly, but expensively dressed. He is also separated from his aristocratic wife Ann, and some of the characters in this book let him know that they know

  • Nirad
A Murder of Quality is excellent. I had a hard time with Le Carre's first Smiley novel, "A Call for the Dead." Now in reading "A Murder of Quality" I can see that I either need to go back and re-read "Dead," or consider that it was a weak start for Le Carre. "A Murder of Quality" sucks you right in and takes you along excellently.

A lot of info is in the mixmaster near the end and that can be confusing. But as noted above, "we're just gettin' started" with Smiley on what we know will be a successful adventure over time. Le Carre's writing lights up your brain cinematically (which is also said of Graham Greene). The description of a tea tray just about anywhere in the literature of Great Britain is unparalleled on this earth. President-elect Trump may take Americans wherever he will on this forthcoming four (4) year adventure, but there will always be an England (Great Britain).
  • Alexandra
I am a great fan of the George Smiley series - some of the best cold war espionage novels around. A Murder of Quality, however, is a departure from espionage into "who-done-it?" In my view, not exceptional in that genre, but offering added interest because of the way Smiley's character (and a few of his colleagues/friends) is further fleshed out in this different context.
  • Brakree
Recently, I learned that John le Carre had a final novel in which George Smiley was going to spear. I thought before reading it, I should fully enter into the world of George Smiley and read le Carre's earlier novels. "A Murder of Quality" is one of le Carre's early novels and is one of his lesser works. It is a fun book and it is a pleasure to learn more about Smiley's early life. I would recommend it only to "completionists " like myself.
  • SupperDom
Le Carre's books are always interesting to read. He has a very human way of relating to his characters and that translates into his writing. You feel empathy and compassion even for the evil-doers, and outliers he describes. And he does a great job from the detective angle too. Too bad there aren't more writers like him! people who are left out, and suffer.
  • Galanjov
George Smiley, formerly of the British Secret Intelligence Service, now fidgeting in unhappy retirement, gets a call from a wartime colleague. Miss Ailsa Brimley runs a small newspaper; one of her subscribers has sent a letter predicting her own murder. On the heels of the letter comes news that the woman in question has been brutally murdered at Carne, a very old and very private school. Who else should take the puzzling case but a former spymaster?

Such is the premise of "A Murder of Quality", John LeCarre's very decent second novel, first published in 1962. Smiley, who has connections at Carne, undertakes a private investigation with the tacit approval of the local police, who suspect a local mentally disturbed woman. Smiley's investigation leads him deep into the plotting, petty politics, and jealousies of the school staff, where he finds many suspects and more than a few lies.

The murder mystery is carefully plotted; the solution may not be obvious until late in the novel. LeCarre works in some harsh satire on private schools, but the real fun may be watching him fill out the character of the non-heroic Smiley, who would go on to feature in several of LeCarre's hard-edged but excellent espionage novels. "A Murder of Quality" is highly recommended to fans of LeCarre and of George Smiley.
  • Boyn
I have found these early le Carre novels to be, in my opinion, excellent reading. They have a momentum which is lacking in his more lenghty tomes. Whilst reading the Night Manager I have managed to sneak in the first and second of Le Carre's novels.
  • Spilberg
This is a classic "whodunit". Along the way, there is a mini-study of the ways, manners, and prejudices of the small world at a British private school of a certain time. Some readers might find the ending a bit too much of a conventional "set piece". However, it seems highly consistent with the characters and circumstances. Not the author's best, perhaps, but well written, interesting, and highly entertaining.
I'm just starting on these books and really enjoy them. I've heard of le Carre' for most of my reading life, but didn't have time to read all of his books. I'm into them now, appreciate a real, non-superhero hero and am looking forward to the next book, his clssic, 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold."