Ian Fleming: James Bond SeriesDescribed by Raymond Chandler as “the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England,” Ian Fleming created Special Agent 007, one of the most famous spies of all time. Fleming's travel and wartime experience lent authority to everything he wrote and may be attributed to the Bond novels selling more than one hundred million copies worldwide. Photo courtesy of the Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s.
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Originally published in the Oct. 16, 2012 edition of the New York Times.
Ian Fleming was the creator of the world’s most famous secret agent, James Bond. Modern classics that transcend genre, Fleming’s novels are taut, tense, and effortlessly stylish, and have made the series a touchstone for a generation of readers and writers. These seminal books now feature stunning new cover art, and have been restored to the original text from the editions published between 1953 and 1966. Start from the beginning with Casino Royale or select your Bond favorite.
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