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During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, British diplomat and undercover spy, Magnus Pym is missing. His Colleagues at MI6 have come to the realization that Magnus is in fact a Double agent; working for Czechoslovakian intelligence.

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During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, British diplomat and undercover spy, Magnus Pym is missing. His Colleagues at MI6 [=MI6=] have come to the realization that Magnus is in fact a Double agent; working for Czechoslovakian intelligence.



* AuthorAvatar: Pretty much all of the things Magnus has occurring to him until he Joins MI6 are based upon le Carré's early years.

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* AuthorAvatar: Pretty much all of the things Magnus has occurring to him until he Joins MI6 [=MI6=] are based upon le Carré's early years.



* TheSpymaster: Jack Brotherhood of British MI6 and Axel of Czech Intelligence.

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* TheSpymaster: Jack Brotherhood of British MI6 [=MI6=] and Axel of Czech Intelligence.

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* CorporalPunishment: Magnus receives quite a lot, first from his uncle, then at boarding school.


The eighth novel by Creator/JohnLeCarre.

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The eighth eleventh novel by Creator/JohnLeCarre.


British diplomat and undercover spy, Magnus Pym is missing. His Colleagues at MI6 have come to the realization that Magnus is in fact a Double agent; working for Czechoslovakian intelligence.

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During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, British diplomat and undercover spy, Magnus Pym is missing. His Colleagues at MI6 have come to the realization that Magnus is in fact a Double agent; working for Czechoslovakian intelligence.


The eighth novel By Creator/JohnLeCarre.

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The eighth novel By by Creator/JohnLeCarre.

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-->''Love is whatever you can still betray... Betrayal is a repetitious trade.''
---> ''A Perfect Spy''

The eighth novel By Creator/JohnLeCarre.

British diplomat and undercover spy, Magnus Pym is missing. His Colleagues at MI6 have come to the realization that Magnus is in fact a Double agent; working for Czechoslovakian intelligence.

Torn between two spymasters and a domineering father who has towered over him his whole life. Magnus sets down in a quiet Dorset town, to make his last will and testament. Waiting to see who gets him first: The British or the Czechs...

Drawing directly between le Carré's own early life and relationship with his father. The tale shows the strains of betrayal, keeping secrets and the ultimate costs of a double life.

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!!Contains examples of:
* AnachronicOrder : The tale is told as Magnus is writing his life and jumps between the 80's and the past.
* AuthorAvatar: Pretty much all of the things Magnus has occurring to him until he Joins MI6 are based upon le Carré's early years.
* BasedOnATrueStory: Rick Pym is closely based on le Carré's real life father Rick Cornwell, also a professional conman, except his political ambitions which are probably derived from the activities of John Poulson.
* BecomingTheMask: Magnus wears so many masks that he loses his identity.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Rick has several.
* ColdWar
* ConMan: Rick Pym is the king of conmen, based on le Carré's own father.
* ConsummateLiar: Magnus, tragically.
* DoubleAgent: A unique case of a story of a western agent working for the other side.
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]
* LargeHam: Rick.
* MotiveDecay: Played straight for Magnus. [[spoiler:He starts giving the Czechs Secret information out of some kind of idealism about creating a new and better world. As time goes on and the Czechs are shown to be as bureaucratic, class ridden as the British, but with with a side of torture and oppression. Magnus doesn't get out because he doesn't know any better.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: Both Jack Brotherhood and Axel to Magnus, in a fashion.
* ThePollyanna: Magnus.
* TheSpymaster: Jack Brotherhood of British MI6 and Axel of Czech Intelligence.
* TragicHero: Magnus, and Jack Brotherhood to an extent.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Magnus has a VERY troubling relationship with his father.

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