George Smiley had liked Samuel Fennan, and now Fennan was dead from an apparent suicide.
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Call for the Dead is John le Carré's first novel, published in 1961. It introduces George Smiley, the most famous of le Carré's recurring characters, in a story about East German spies inside Great Britain. It also introduces a fictional version of British Intelligence, called "the Circus" because of its location in Cambridge Circus, that is apparently based on MI6 and that recurs throughout le Carré's spy novels. Call for the Dead was filmed as The Deadly Affair, released in 1966.
John le Carré classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him - and his hero, British Secret Service Agent George Smiley, who is introduced in this, his first novel - unprecedented worldwide acclaim. He made his first appearance in Call for the Dead in 1961. The book also launched John le Carré’s career as a novelist. So if you’re new to le Carré and/or George Smiley, this is definitely the place to start. In many ways, Call for the Dead is a book of its time. It opens with a chapter setting out ‘A Brief History of George Smiley’, something a modern novelist might find difficult to get away with. But the ‘backstory’ of S George Smiley is arguably one of the best known fictional British spies.
John Le Carré’s novels. Call for the Dead (1961) Introducing George Smiley. Intelligence employee Samuel Fennan is found dead beside a suicide note. With the help of a CID man, Mendel, and the trusty Peter Guillam, Smiley unravels the truth behind his death, namely he was murdered by an East German spy ring, headed by Mundt. A Murder of Quality (1962) Smiley investigates the murder of a teacher’s wife at an ancient public school in the West Country, incidentally the seat of the father of his errant wife, Lady Ann.
CALL FOR THE DEAD was first published in 1962 when I was but thirteen. It's hard to believe I was ever that juvenile. I wrote this for the other DVD of A Murder of Quality: "I can no longer recall if this is the first of the Smiley character novels by John Le Carre' or whether it is "Call for the Dead". Doesn't matter, both are great stories that get foreshadowed by the even greater story of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and the even greater production of the story by Sir Alec Guinness as Smiley in the PBS series of Tinker Tailor.
The recent film adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré, with its impressive rogues gallery of character actors and a mesmerising central turn by Gary Oldman as George Smiley, has re-ignited interest in the series of Cold War novels featuring the inveterate spymaster. It is 50 years since the publication of Call for the Dead, Smiley and le Carré’s debut, and it remains an impressive and under-regarded novel, and one that should be read first by anyone interested in the series. It opens with a long and detailed biographical sketch of Smiley – and his adventurous wife, Lady Ann. Loyalty to whom, to what?
By the late 1950s, veteran British Secret Service agent George Smiley does mostly quiet work back in England. Two days after he conducts a routine security check of a Foreign Office employee named Fennan - a man Smiley is sure poses no risk - the man turns up dead, an apparent suicide. This 1961 novel was Le Carre's first book, in which he introduced his short, plump, nearsighted and "highly forgettable" but brilliant longime hero. Chapter Analysis of Call for the Dead. George Smiley had liked Samuel Fennan, and now Fennan was dead from an apparent suicide . A Call for the Dead (1961). A novel by John Le Carré. I. A Brief History Of George Smiley.
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- Copyright (c) – Le Carré Productions
- Cover, Photography By – Hulton Archive, The Image Bank
- Photography By [Author] – Paul Postle
- Producer – Graham Goodwin
- Read By – John Le Carré
Notes© 1961 Le Carré Productions.
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- Barcode (Printed on inlay card): 9 781840 321135
- Other (ISBN): 1-84032-113-X
Performer: John Le Carré
Title: Call For The Dead
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