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The Naive & Sentimental Lover: John Le Carre

The Naive & Sentimental Lover

John Le Carre

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ISBN 10: 0394473361 / ISBN 13: 9780394473369
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1972
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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The Naive and Sentimental lover is l love story about 38 year old man who has had phenomenal success in business and not so in his life. Suddenly and overwhelmingly he falls in love with a couple and their life style and the way they feel From hs first surreal meeting with Shamus and Helen at night, in a great, deserted English country house to Paris, where he takes Shamus, drunk and out of control, on a vital trade mission, to london, where he secretly installs them in an elegant flat, to a final desperate confrontation high in the Swiss Alps-Also Cassidy is on the great adventure of his life. This novel by spy novelist extraordinar, is a departure from the novels which made him an icon author. Book is in very fine condition. Spine has a very slight crease and in very gently bumped at spine ends. Book is bound in brown cloth over board and has gilt lettering on front and spine. There is a collection number and old price on FFEP otherwise is unmarked except for small, faded orange spot on bottom edge. Jacket is unclipped ($ 7.95) and very fine. There is a very small chip at bottom of spine. A wonderful LeCarre collectible, protected in Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 000863

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Title: The Naive & Sentimental Lover

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First American Edition

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyThe Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré?s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017.

"I have visited bohemia and got away unscathed."
Aldo Cassidy is an entrepreneurial genius. At thirty-nine, he dominates the baby pram market and rewards his success with a custom Bentley. But Aldo?s bourgeois life is upended by a chance encounter with Shamus?a charismatic writer whose first and only novel blazoned across the firmament twenty years earlier. The two develop a passionate friendship that draws Aldo?smitten also with his new friend?s luscious wife?into a life of reckless hedonism that threatens to consume them all.
John le Carré?s The Naïve and Sentimental Lover offers a dark and ribald send-up of both middle-class bohemian pretensions that will astonish and delight his many fans.
With a foreword by the author.

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Aldo Cassidy is the naive and sentimental lover. A successful, judicious man, he is wrenched away from the ordered certainties of his life by a sudden encounter with Shamus, a wild, carousing artist and Helen, his nakedly alluring wife. Cassidy, plunged into a whirlpool of recklessness and spontaneity, becomes a man bewildered and agonised as he is torn between two poles of a nature more complex than he had ever imagined.

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