John le Carré Autograph

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Sale price$168.11

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IP signed glossy photograph, shows John le Carré seated outdoors, 10 x 8 inch, signed in blue felt tip "John le Carré", obtained In-Person in Berlin, in very fine condition. 

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Profession:
(1931-2020) English author, best known for his espionage novels, many of which were successfully adapted for film or television

Year of Birth: 1931

Biography (AI generated)

John le Carré, born David John Moore Cornwell on October 19, 1931, was a renowned British author of espionage novels. With his thrilling and intricate plots, le Carré became one of the most significant writers in the spy genre. Born in Poole, Dorset, England, he attended Sherborne School and later studied at the University of Bern in Switzerland. After completing his education, le Carré worked for both British Intelligence and the Foreign Service, which provided him with firsthand experience and inspiration for his novels.

Le Carré's writing career took off in 1961 with the release of his debut novel, "Call for the Dead," which introduced his famous character George Smiley. Smiley then appeared in several of le Carré's subsequent novels, including "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "The Honourable Schoolboy," and "Smiley's People." These novels, known as the Karla Trilogy, established le Carré's reputation as a master of espionage literature.

Throughout his career, le Carré published over 25 novels, many of which were adapted into successful films and television series. His works often explored the moral ambiguity within the world of espionage, delving into the complex motivations and personal struggles of both spies and their handlers. Le Carré's writing was celebrated for its psychological depth, realistic portrayal of intelligence operations, and intricate character development.

In addition to his spy novels, le Carré also wrote critically acclaimed standalone works, such as "The Constant Gardener" and "A Most Wanted Man." These novels tackled broader social and political issues, displaying le Carré's versatility as a writer.

Le Carré's contributions to literature were widely recognized and awarded. He received numerous accolades, including the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award, the Goethe Medal, and the Order of the British Empire. His impact on the spy genre is immeasurable, solidifying his place as one of the greatest espionage writers of all time.

John le Carré passed away in December 2020, leaving behind a remarkable literary legacy that continues to captivate readers around the world. His novels remain iconic and timeless, ensuring his influence will endure for generations to come.

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