Smiley's People

1979 novel by John le Carré / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Smiley's People is a spy novel by British writer John le Carré, published in 1979. Featuring British master-spy George Smiley, it is the third and final novel of the "Karla Trilogy", following Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Honourable Schoolboy.[1] George Smiley is called out of retirement to investigate the death of one of his old agents: a former Soviet general, the head of an Estonian émigré organisation based in London. Smiley learns the general had discovered information that will lead to a final confrontation with Smiley's nemesis, the Soviet spymaster Karla.

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Smiley's People
First edition
AuthorJohn le Carré
Cover artistStephen Cornwell
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesGeorge Smiley/The Quest for Karla
GenreSpy fiction
PublisherHodder & Stoughton (UK)
Random House (USA)
Publication date
November 1979
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Pages384 (hardback edition)
ISBN0-340-24704-5 (UK hardback edition) & ISBN 0-394-50843-2 (US hardback edition)
Preceded byThe Honourable Schoolboy 
Followed byThe Little Drummer Girl