The Honourable Schoolboy

1977 novel by John le Carré / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Honourable Schoolboy (1977) is a spy novel by British writer John le Carré. George Smiley must reconstruct an intelligence service in order to run a successful offensive espionage operation to save the service from being dismantled by the government. In 1977, the book won the Gold Dagger award for the best crime novel of the year and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. The Honourable Schoolboy is the second novel in the omnibus titled either Smiley Versus Karla or The Quest for Karla.

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The Honourable Schoolboy
First edition
AuthorJohn le Carré
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesGeorge Smiley/The Quest for Karla
GenreSpy fiction
PublisherHodder & Stoughton
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Pages533 (first edition, hardback)
ISBN1-135-43056-X (first edition, hardback)
LC ClassPR6062.E33 L43 1977
Preceded byTinker Tailor Soldier Spy 
Followed bySmiley's People