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The James Bond series focuses on a fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections. ‘The Spy Who Loved Me,’ was the tenth book in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series based on Japanese material that Fleming had gathered on his five-week foreign jaunt on behalf of the Sunday Times, the basis of his non-fiction Thrilling Cities (1963).

 

It was first published by Jonathan Cape in the United Kingdom on 16 April 1962. The novel was banned in several countries due to its heightened sexual writing and was originally received with such harsh criticism that Fleming wrote to the Jonathan Cape publishing company to explaining: “I had become increasingly surprised to find my thrillers, which were designed for an adult audience, being read in schools, and that young people were making a hero out of James Bond. So, it crossed my mind to write a cautionary tale about Bond, to put the record straight in the minds particularly of younger readers. The experiment has obviously gone very much awry” (Chancellor 2005). Nonetheless, it became a classic thriller and was the basis for the tenth film in the James Bond series, starring Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, and Curt Jürgens.

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1962 1st JAMES BOND 007 Spy Who Loved Me Fleming Secret Service Sexual Banned

 

The James Bond series focuses on a fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections. ‘The Spy Who Loved Me,’ was the tenth book in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series based on Japanese material that Fleming had gathered on his five-week foreign jaunt on behalf of the Sunday Times, the basis of his non-fiction Thrilling Cities (1963).

 

It was first published by Jonathan Cape in the United Kingdom on 16 April 1962. The novel was banned in several countries due to its heightened sexual writing and was originally received with such harsh criticism that Fleming wrote to the Jonathan Cape publishing company to explaining: “I had become increasingly surprised to find my thrillers, which were designed for an adult audience, being read in schools, and that young people were making a hero out of James Bond. So, it crossed my mind to write a cautionary tale about Bond, to put the record straight in the minds particularly of younger readers. The experiment has obviously gone very much awry” (Chancellor 2005). Nonetheless, it became a classic thriller and was the basis for the tenth film in the James Bond series, starring Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, and Curt Jürgens.

 

Item number: #19709

Price: $599

 

FLEMING, Ian

 

The Spy Who Loved Me

 

London: J. Cape, 1962. First Edition. First State.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 221, [1]
  • References: Gilbert A10a (1.1)
  • Edition Note:
    • Original dark grey cloth, spine lettered in silver, dagger design to front cover blind stamped with silver, red endpapers
    • “First published 1962”
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
    • Cloth
    • Facsimile dust jacket
  • Size: ~7.5in X 5.25in (19.5cm x 13cm)

 

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19709

Category

Literature

Authors

FLEMING, Ian

Printing Date

20th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete