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Don't read The Traitor too close to sleep time however.
I find his Ashenden character remarkable for how it sharply contrasts with the superman - spies of more recent fiction and the Mission Impossible style movies.
It's clear why Maugham is credited with having so strongly affected the espionage fiction of John Le Carre. I also sense an influence on Graham Greene (The Quiet American). Ian Fleming (from the one novel I've read) seems to belong to another genre entirely.