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Casino Royale

Ian Fleming


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PUBLISHED: 6th September 2012
ISBN: 9780099576853
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'Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles' In Casino Royale, the first of Fleming's 007 adventures, a game of cards is James Bond's only chance to bring down the desperate SMERSH agent Le Chiffre. But Bond soon discovers that there is far more at stake than money.
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  • Paperback
    $14.25
PUBLISHED: 6th September 2012
ISBN: 9780099576853
ANNOTATION:
'Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles' In Casino Royale, the first of Fleming's 007 adventures, a game of cards is James Bond's only chance to bring down the desperate SMERSH agent Le Chiffre. But Bond soon discovers that there is far more at stake than money.

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'Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles'

In Casino Royale, the first of Fleming's 007 adventures, a game of cards is James Bond's only chance to bring down the desperate SMERSH agent Le Chiffre. But Bond soon discovers that there is far more at stake than money.

Publisher Description

'Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles.' In "Casino Royale", the first of Fleming's 007 adventures, a game of cards is James Bond's only chance to bring down the desperate SMERSH agent Le Chiffre. But Bond soon discovers that there is far more at stake than money.

Author Biography

Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in London in 1908. His first job was at Reuters news agency after which he worked briefly as a stockbroker before working in Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. His first novel, Casino Royale, was published in 1953 and was an instant success. Fleming went on to write twelve other Bond books as well as two works of non-fiction and the children's classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Bond books have sold over sixty million copies and earned praise from figures such as Raymond Chandler who called Fleming 'the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England' and President Kennedy who named From Russia with Love as one of his favourite books. The books inspired a hugely successful series of film adaptations which began in 1961 with the release of Dr No, starring Sean Connery as 007. Fleming was married to Anne Rothermere with whom he had a son, Caspar. He died in 1964.

Review

One of the most original spy thrillers that has ever tickled a jaded palate Empire News [Casino Royale is] lively, most ingenious in detail, on the surface as tough as they are made and charmingly well-bred beneath Spectator Mr Fleming's first novel is an extremely engaging affair...the especial charm of the book is the high poetry with which he invests the green blaize lagoons of the casino tables...Mr Fleming has produced a book that is both exciting and extremely civilized Times Literary Supplement A superb gambling scene, a torture scene which still haunts me, a beautiful girl -- Raymond Chandler Ian Fleming has discovered the secret of narrative art...the reader has to go on reading -- John Betjeman

Product Details

Author
Ian Fleming
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0099576856
ISBN-13
9780099576853
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Pages
256
Short Title
CASINO ROYALE IAN FLEMING
Language
English
Series
Vintage Classics
Subtitle
James Bond 007
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Publication Date
2012-09-03