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  • Published: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241322444
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $22.99

The Naive and Sentimental Lover




Le Carré's singular story of a cautious man plunged into recklessness, published in Penguin Modern Classics for the first time.

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.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241322444
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $22.99

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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