The Naïve and Sentimental Lover
|Author||John le Carré|
|Cover artist||Tony Geddes|
|Published||1971 (Hodder & Stoughton)|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Preceded by||A Small Town in Germany|
|Followed by||Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy|
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. The novel had ugly critical reception.
- Modern first editions - a set on Flickr
- "The Naïve and Sentimental Lover A NOVEL By JOHN LE CARRÉ". Penguin Random House. penguinrandomhouse.com. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
- MELVYN, BRAGG (March 13, 1983). "A Talk With John le Carre". The New York Times. nytimes.com. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
- "The Naive and Sentimental Lover by John le Carré". Goodreads. goodreads.com. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
- "THE NAIVE AND SENTIMENTAL LOVER by John le Carré". Kirkus Reviews. kirkusreviews.com. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
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