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Description[ edit ] In contrast to other spies of the era, Smiley is described as being short, overweight, baldingand middle aged, and he is frequently compared to either a toad  or a mole.
In his initial appearance in 's Call for the Dead, Smiley is somewhere around 55 years of age; changes to his birth year in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spyset between andmake him about 58 during the events of that story.
He ages into his sixties during the subsequent two novels, The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley's Peoplethe latter of which depicts him in declining physical health as he grows older and heavier.
However, although no reference is made to his age in 's A Legacy of Spies, set inhe does not appear to be substantially older than he was in his last appearance, although he should be years old during the events of the book.
Smiley was born to middle class parents in the South of England in the early part of the 20th century his birth date is retconned from to in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spyand spent at least part of his childhood in Germany near the Black Forest.
One July, while considering post-graduate study in that field, he was recruited into the Circus by his tutor, Jebedee. Smiley underwent training and probation in Central Europe and South America, and spent the period from until approximately in Germany recruiting networks under cover as a lecturer.
Smiley's wartime superiors described him as having "the cunning of Satan and the conscience of a virgin". Ann would soon prove herself chronically unfaithful, engaging in numerous affairs and occasionally leaving Smiley entirely, though she always returned to him after the initial excitement of the separation ended.
In the same year, Smiley left the Service and returned to Oxford. However, inwith the onset of the Cold WarSmiley was asked to return to the Service, and in early moved into counter-intelligence work, where he would remain for the next decade.
During that period, Smiley first met his Soviet nemesisKarlain a Delhi prison. Karla proved impossible to crack, though an increasingly desperate Smiley inadvertently revealed his own weakness — his affection for his wife, Ann — during the interrogation.
After offering Karla the use of his cigarette lighter — a gift from his wife — Karla stole it, keeping it as a symbol of his victory over Smiley. The incident would continue to haunt Smiley for the remainder of his career. After an introductory chapter documenting Smiley's wartime bravery, the narrative moves towhich finds the formerly heroic Smiley working a menial intelligence job, security-clearing civil servants.
After a man he interviewed apparently commits suicide in despair over being a suspected communist, Smiley resigns from the Circus in disgust; the revelation that the man's death may in fact have been a murder spurs Smiley to launch an independent investigation with the help of his protege, Peter Guillam, and police detective Oliver Mendel.
Smiley's investigation uncovers that the "suicide" was in fact a murder perpetrated by an East German spy ring operating in the UK and being operated by one of his own former agents, whom he accidentally kills in a physical altercation.
Although The Circus offers him his job back as a reward, Smiley declines, instead leaving England for a tentative reunion with Ann, who had earlier left him for a race car driver. Smiley spends much of the story bemoaning the loss of the talented agents who were his mentors prior to the war, and their replacement by such talentless bureaucrats as the current head of service, Maston, who is widely, if secretly, mocked.
Smiley next reappears as a minor but pivotal character in The Spy Who Came in from the Coldhis third novel. Smiley is revealed to have come back into the service of The Circus as the top aide to ControlMaston's mysterious successor as the Circus' chief.
It's revealed that, following the events of Call for the Dead, Smiley and Guillam succeeded in turning Mundt, the sole survivor of the spy ring, into a British double agent, and sent him back to East Germany. Fearing that Mundt's cover is about to be blown, Smiley and Control manipulate agent Alec Leamas into posing as a defector and sending him to Germany under the assumption that he's going to orchestrate Mundt's death.
Along the way, Smiley learns that Leamas blew his own cover to his girlfriend, a nineteen-year-old communist sympathizer named Liz Gold, and arranges to incorporate her into the plot.
Although Liz's unwitting role ultimately ensures the mission's success, it also results in her death, prompting a grief-stricken Leamas to commit suicide by cop at the Berlin Wall as Smiley attempts to extricate him.
He appears sporadically throughout the book as a liaison to The Department, a military intelligence agency, which attempts to surreptitiously conduct a dangerous and unnecessary operation without the Circus' knowledge.
Smiley's appearance here is notable in that War is the only book of the series to depict his and Control's personal relationship in great detail.
Smiley ultimately plays a pivotal role in the climax of the novel after The Circus learns the extent of the Department's activities, and Smiley is dispatched to end their operation and ameliorate the damage they've caused. During this period, Smiley's position in the Circus comes to be threatened by his contemporary Bill Haydonproteges Toby Esterhase and Roy Bland, and ambitious newcomer Percy Alleline.
Alleline develops a personal feud with Control due to the latter's class and ethnic prejudice against Percy's Scottish heritageprompting factions to form within the Circus, with Control, Smiley, and Peter Guillam on one side and Alleline, Haydon, Esterhase, and Bland on the other.
When Control is eased out of the Circus in late after the capture of agent Jim Prideaux in CzechoslovakiaSmiley too is forced out.Com STUDY. PLAY. Communication.
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