By: LE CARRE´, John
TSWCIFTC was a sensation when first released in the early years of the turbulent 1960's. The rawness and "great actuality" —as described by J.B. Priestly—shocked the general populace and made Ian Fleming's 007 appear a caricature. More than fifty years later it remains the standard against which every spy thriller is measured.— a true classic, and one of the great books of 20th century fiction. Previous owner's signatures, slight tweak to binding, age dusting to page edges, price-clipped, d.j., 1/2" closed tear to d.j. A v.g.-, copy in d.j.