The Spy Who Came in from the Cold - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Leamas takes a job at the Bayswater Library for Psychic Research. His boss, Miss Crail, has very specific routines and dislikes Leamas. Leamas begins a friendship with Liz Gold, the other cataloging assistant. He goes over to her apartment many nights, but generally seems uninterested in her. One night she confesses that she is a Communist. Leamas is shocked and stays the night at her apartment. They have sex. When Leamas leaves her apartment the next morning, he sees a strange man disappear into the fog.

Chapter 4 Analysis

The relationship between Liz and Leamas develops in stops and starts. Leamas is clearly not interested in involving anyone else in this time of his life because he knows that he is about to go on a dangerous mission that involves a lot of duplicity and cover ups. The reader has the opportunity to reevaluate...

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