The Night Manager - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)John le Carré (author)
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He was a compact man but tentative, with a smile of apologetic self-protection. Even his Englishness was a well-kept secret…
At the start of it all, Jonathan Pine is merely the night manager at a luxury hotel. But when a single attempt to pass on information to the British authorities - about an international businessman at the hotel with suspicious dealings - backfires terribly and people close to Pine begin to die, he commits himself to a battle against powerful forces he cannot begin to imagine.
In a chilling tale of corrupt intelligence agencies, billion-dollar price tags and the truth of the brutal arms trade, John le Carre creates a claustrophobic world in which no one can be trusted.
Published in 1993 but reissued by Penguin Classics to coincide with a major BBC television adaptation, The Night Manager, was John Le Carre’s first post- Cold War novel.
'Le Carre is the equal of any novelist now writing in English.' -Guardian
'When I was under house arrest I was helped by the books of John le Carre...they were a journey into the wider world...These were the journeys that made me feel that I was not really cut off from the rest of humankind.' - Aung San Suu Kyi
'One of those writers who will be read a century from now.' - Robert Harris
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
One of those writers who will be read a century from now -- Robert Harris
He can communicate emotion, from sweating fear to despairing love, with terse and compassionate conviction * Sunday Times (on 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold') *
Return of the master . . . Having plumbed the devious depths of the Cold War, le Carre has done it again for our nasty new age * The Times (on 'Our Kind of Traitor') *
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