Le Carré, John -- The Spy Who Came in From the Cold [Book]
London: Victor Gollancz, 1963. First Edition. pp222. Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. Book is solid, with a square spine and bright lettering. A few light pencil marks from a previous bookseller who felt it necessary to write a price and inventory number on the front flyleaf. Some toning to the text block. The dust wrapper is bright, with very slight color loss and minor chipping. An attractive copy. The Spy Who Came In From The Cold is a monumental Cold War-era espionage classic, the first to win both the Crime Writer's Association Gold Dagger and the Mystery Writers of America award. In 2005 it was awarded the "Dagger of Daggers" among all fifty winners of the Dagger Awards over the history of the Crime Writers' Association, and selected as one of the All-Time 100 novels by Time magazine. It was the basis for the 1965 film starring Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, and Oskar Werner.