The Naive And Sentimental Lover by John Le CarréThe Naive And Sentimental Lover by John Le Carré

The Naive And Sentimental Lover

byJohn Le Carré

Paperback | July 27, 2010

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 95 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-2 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores



Aldo Cassidy is a 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 alluring wife. Plunged into a whirlpool of recklessness and spontaneity, Cassidy becomes a man bewildered and agonised as he is torn between two poles of a nature more complex than he had ever imagined.

John le Carré was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; and Smiley’s People. His recent novels include The Constant Gardener, Absolute Friends, The Mission Song, ...
Title:The Naive And Sentimental LoverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 8.25 × 5.3 × 1.27 inPublished:July 27, 2010Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143171143

ISBN - 13:9780143171140

Look for similar items by category:


Editorial Reviews

"Splendid, original...le Carré shows how endowed he is with the gift of storytelling." - The Times"Sad, funny, captivating and stunningly fertile" - The Sunday Express (UK)"Comic and touching...This novel is brilliant and marvellously good reading." - Book World"Le Carré is more than just a great storyteller—he captures the Zeitgeist itself." - Tom Wolfe"Le Carré is simply the world’s greatest fictional spymaster.” - Newsweek"He is one of the half-dozen best novelists now working in English." - The Chicago Sun-Times"No other contemporary novelist has more durably enjoyed the twin badges of being both well-read and well-regarded." - Scott Turow"For my money, le Carré is the equal of any novelist now writing in English." - Guardian (UK)"Le Carré is one of the best novelists—of any kind—we have." - Vanity Fair"Let me be specific: I think the man deserves the Nobel." - The Globe and Mail“As the greatest spy novelist of our times John le Carré has always used as the bedrock of his craft the strange ways people are bound to each other.” - Calgary Sun“In a world where villains can bleed tragedy and heroes may not be so heroic, le Carré is still our keenest arbiter.” - Winnipeg Free Press“No other contemporary novelist has more durably enjoyed the twin badges of being both well read and well regarded.” - Scott Turow“Le Carré, always an intriguing blend of patrician and populist, gives voice to all our contempt for hot-money deals.” - Independent (UK)“I would suggest immortality for John le Carré…. May he write forever!” - Chicago Tribune“A literary master for a generation.” - Observer (UK)