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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Author John le Carré
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series George Smiley
Genre Spy novel
Published September 1963 Victor Gollancz & Pan
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 256 pages (Hardback edition) &
240 pages (Paperback edition)
ISBN 0-575-00149-6 (Hardback edition) &
(Paperback edition)
Preceded by A Murder of Quality 
Followed by The Looking-Glass War 

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a 1963 Cold War spy novel by the British author John le Carré. Alec Leamas is a British agent. He is sent to East Germany as a part of trick to spread lies and confusion about a powerful East German spy. In 1965 Martin Ritt directed the movie of the novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, with Richard Burton as Leamas.

Characters

  • Alec Leamas: A British field agent in charge of spying in East Germany.
  • Hans-Dieter Mundt: Leader of the East German Secret Service, the Abteilung.
  • Fiedler: East German spy, and Mundt's deputy.
  • Liz Gold: English librarian and member of the Communist Party.
  • Control: Head of The Circus
  • George Smiley: British spy
  • Peter Guillam: British spy.
  • Karl Riemeck: East German bureaucrat and British spy

Awards and nominations

  • 1963 Gold Dagger award from the Crime Writers' Association for "Best Crime Novel"
  • 1965 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for "Best Mystery Novel"
  • 1966 Edgar Award, "Best Motion Picture Screenplay", Screenwriters Paul Dehn and Guy Trosper changed the story of the book into the 1965 screenplay.
  • 2005 "Dagger of Daggers" a one-time award given to the Golden Dagger winner on the fiftieth anniversary of the Dagger Awards, for the best of the fifty winners
Retrieved Saturday, 29 October 2016
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