le Carré, John Writing Styles in A Legacy of Spies

le Carré, John
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Point of View

This story is told from the first-person point of view of Peter during the period of time in which he is being interrogated by Laura and Bunny about the Windfall operation. Because Peter narrates in his own voice, he is able to share with his reader the things that he told Laura and Bunny and if he was being truthful. Using a series of past-tense flashbacks as well as Peter’s own present-tense memories, Peter shares with his reader, but not Bunny and Peter the truth about the operation.

Language and Meaning

This novel uses a good deal of spy jargon including code names and secret clearances. The term “joes” is used to refer to the agents working for the service. Tulip was the code name for Doris who worked under Mayflower, the doctor who worked on her behalf, getting information to the British. Military...

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