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The Naïve and Sentimental Lover

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Language: English
Subject: A Small Town in Germany, John le Carré, The Incongruous Spy, Call for the Dead, Moscow Centre
Collection: 1971 Novels, Autobiographical Novels, Hodder & Stoughton Books, Novels by John Le Carré
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The Naïve and Sentimental Lover

The Naïve and Sentimental Lover
First edition
Author John le Carré
Cover artist Tony Geddes[1]
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Published 1971 (Hodder & Stoughton)
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Preceded by A Small Town in Germany
Followed by Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

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.


  1. ^ Modern first editions - a set on Flickr

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