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  • Published: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241322420
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99

A Most Wanted Man




A novel of tremendous political relevance - adapted into a critically-acclaimed film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman - and new to Penguin Modern Classics.

A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse round his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa.

Poignant, compassionate, peopled with characters the reader never wants to let go, A Most Wanted Man is alive with humour, yet prickles with tension until the last heart-stopping page. It is also a work of deep humanity, and uncommon relevance to our times.

  • Published: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241322420
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

John le Carre

John le Carre was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For more than fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

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