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by John Le Carre

  • ISBN: 0340515929
  • Author: John Le Carre
  • ePub ver: 1104 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 464
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (April 19, 1990)
  • Formats: doc docx lit azw
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
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The naïve and sentimental lover. London, November 2000.

The naïve and sentimental lover. JOHN LE CARRÉ, the pseudonym for David Cornwell, was a member of the British Foreign Service from 1959 to 1964. His third novel, The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, became a worldwide bestseller. The Naïve and Sentimental Lover is widely regarded as the blip in my work, the aberration or, more baldly, the turkey.

Great party, lover, he murmured, with a sudden, loving smile. Got to wear the uniform lover, he insisted. Can’t let down the regiment

Great party, lover, he murmured, with a sudden, loving smile. Bless you, said Cassidy. He could not help wishing all the same that Shamus had worn a dinner jacket. Can’t let down the regiment. Uniform was the deathcoat and a lavishly confected bow tie of found material, a belt, perhaps, from an old black dress of Helen’s. He wore it in silence, musket reversed.

We’ve taken ten thousand quid in eight hours, Mrs. McKechnie said straight at Cassidy. She came from near Manchester and did not care for side. We’ve not a graduate on the books, have we Mac?

We’ve taken ten thousand quid in eight hours, Mrs. We’ve not a graduate on the books, have we Mac? I thought they’d all arrive together, the Minister said hopelessly. In a charabanc or something.

Aldo Cassidy is the naive and sentimental lover. 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. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Online Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Alibris Indigo Better World Books IndieBound.

John Le Carré world, and how much the world . .

John Le Carré world, and how much the world owes you. Mummy and Daddy met in Dublin at a dance.

John le Carré was born in 1931. His third novel, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, secured him a wide reputation which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY and SMILEY'S PEOPLE. His other novels include THE CONSTANT GARDENER, A MOST WANTED MAN and OUR KIND OF TRAITOR. Библиографические данные.

The Naïve and Sentimental Lover is John le Carré's sixth novel and his only non-genre novel

The Naïve and Sentimental Lover is John le Carré's sixth novel and his only non-genre novel. The story has autobiographical elements, as it is based on the author's relationship with James and Susan Kennaway following the breakdown of le Carré's first marriage. The novel was published in the same year as his divorce. The novel had ugly critical reception.

Le Carré's hero is Aldo Cassidy, "the naïve and sentimental lover," a tycoon caught frantically between two astonishing . David John Moore Cornwell writes bestselling espionage thrillers under the pseudonym John le Carré

Le Carré's hero is Aldo Cassidy, "the naïve and sentimental lover," a tycoon caught frantically between two astonishing loves. Trapped with him are Shamus, a wild artist who carouses by day or night, and Helen, the artist's nakedly alluring wife. Who will wind up with whom is only one of the mysteries in a world founded upon spontaneity and feeling. David John Moore Cornwell writes bestselling espionage thrillers under the pseudonym John le Carré. The pseudonym was necessary when he began writing, in the early 1960s, because at that time le Carré held a diplomatic position with the British Foreign Office and was not allowed to publish under his own name.

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.
Comments (7)

Bine
Different theme than most of his work, but the same great psychological insight and great writing style.
Dagdatus
I tried to read this one (I am currently reading the corpus in the order it was written), but I failed. After about page 100 I had to give up

Its not badly written at all, and it contains the vivid characterizations that many people like JLC for. but I just decided I didn't personally have the time to complete it. I am a slow reader, and I like JLC because of his subject matter (and perhaps also because of the way this subject leads him to certain reflections on existence), and this book is not about spies, or even a mystery story.

The author tried to make a plea in his introduction that we should give this book a chance; he said something like it was 'my try at writing a work of art' and that the critics had no right to deny him that attempt just because the subject wasn't what he was known for. Fair enough--but don't ask us to like it if it doesn't measure up!

'Spy who came in from the Cold', and 'Tinker Tailor...' are both going to be around alot longer than this one. Does that make them works of art? Perhaps. At least they convey to me a certain meaning, which is more than the rather vacuous first 100 pages of this novel did.
It's so easy
A fun romp through 1960s British angst.
Yahm
This is the unknown Le Carré. A very good plot,beautiful prose and a tender, sad, warm story.
Qusicam
I rather enjoyed this departure for le Carre. He writes well no matter....
lucky kitten
Jeesh, it's LeCarre', one of my all time favorites. But I couldn't even finish it. It had a lot of sharp humor, but I hated all the characters.

Maybe it was of its time and you had to have been there. I was alive then, only in LA instead, and I still couldn't relate to these people.

For one thing I don't find alcoholics as amusing as other people presumably do, so the Bohemian writer who instigates the action flopped for me, though he enchanted the main character. And their lady love wandering through the story was a good looking ditz, agreeable but not a source of conflict or interest to the reader. A male wet dream of a person?

I'm told the critics didn't like it either, thought the author should stick to disgruntled, aging spies and the inevitable disillusionment and tragedy of their trade. I hate to agree with critics, but here I'm afraid they were right.
Zeueli
this is his worst novel ever! not simply because it is not his usual theme but I find the subject uninteresting and the characters are cliched and unattractive too boot!

I also felt as though tge author was trying far too hard write a serious literary work after reading 'literature for dummies'

all in all a waste of time so much so I got bored and frustrated with Shamus'es nonsense I gave up before the end ... only hoping that he met a suitable ending for the
annoyance he caused!

waste not your time or money on this particlar Le'Carre...which should have been published under the authors real name to avoid any dilution of his successful pseudonym!
The early reviewers didn't think this was up to the rest of the series, and I tend to agree. It's an interesting approach but takes a bit of effort to stick with it. It is interesting to see what the master of the spy novel would do with a different format.

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