Agent Running in the Field OverviewJohn Le Carré’s Agent Running in the Field, a mystery spy novel, is told from the perspective of Nat, a 47-year-old British Secret service agent who, instead of retiring, takes a new position and makes a connection that puts his whole career in danger. Le Carré writes from his own experience as a former member of the United Kingdom’s Security Service and Secret Intelligence Service during the cold war. Taking place in modern day England amidst Brexit’s political turmoil, Le Carré evokes themes of patriotism and nationalism, amongst others.
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The British author John Le Carre (born David Cornwell, 1931) was regarded by many as the foremost spy novelist of his time because his works go beyond being mere thrillers. They recreate the gritty re...
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[This entry was updated by John L. Cobbs (Kutztown University) from the entry by Joan DelFattore (University of Delaware) in the Concise Dictionary of British Literary Biography, volume 8, pp. 212-227...
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Biography EssayJohn le Carre (pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell) is the author of realistic spy stories resembling those of Eric Ambler and Graham Greene. His best-known novels are The Spy Who C...
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British novelist David Cornwell, writing under the pseudonym of John le Carré, is, according to Jason Cowley in New Statesman & Society, the "natural heir of Joseph Conrad and Graham Gr...