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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
AuthorJohn le Carré
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesGeorge Smiley
GenreSpy novel
PublishedSeptember 1963 Victor Gollancz & Pan
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Pages256 pages (Hardback edition) &
240 pages (Paperback edition)
ISBN0-575-00149-6 (Hardback edition) &
ISBN 0-330-20107-7 (Paperback edition)
Preceded byA Murder of Quality 
Followed byThe 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.

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  • 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

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