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The Man with the Golden Gun

Fleming, Ian

Published by New York: NAL, Signet Books, 1965, New York, 1965
ISBN 10: 0451137051 / ISBN 13: 9780451137050
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Title: The Man with the Golden Gun

Publisher: New York: NAL, Signet Books, 1965, New York

Publication Date: 1965

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition


Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 1st Ed., 1st Printing so stated, Signet P2735, copyrighted 1965, published July 1966, PB, VG, 158 pp. with two pages of Signet Spy Fiction ads, very hard to find and scarce in this format, 3/4" and 1-1/4" crease on rear bottom corner, 3/8" crease on rear top corner, 3-1/2" crease down rear of book near spine, crease length of spine and two creases length of book on front of spine, light edge wear, some soiling to white wrap. All of Ian Fleming's Signet mysteries listed in front with their Signet numbers. James Bond story blasts into action with a shocker of a beginning that explodes into high-voltage adventure. Bookseller Inventory # 2275

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Synopsis: Bond goes to the Caribbean and track down Francisco Scaramanga, who has built a deadly laser for the express purpose of killing. With his gold-plated Colt.45 and his deadeye accuracy, Scaramanga is deemed too deadly to live.

About the Author: Ian Fleming was born in London on May 28, 1908. He was educated at Eton College and later spent a formative period studying languages in Europe. His first job was with Reuters News Agency where a Moscow posting gave him firsthand experience with what would become his literary bete noire?the Soviet Union. During World War II he served as Assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence and played a key role in Allied espionage operations.

After the war he worked as foreign manager of the Sunday Times, a job that allowed him to spend two months each year in Jamaica. Here, in 1952, at his home ?Goldeneye,? he wrote a book called Casino Royale?and James Bond was born. The first print run sold out within a month. For the next twelve years Fleming produced a novel a year featuring Special Agent 007, the most famous spy of the century. His travels, interests, and wartime experience lent authority to everything he wrote. Raymond Chandler described him as ?the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England.? Sales soared when President Kennedy named the fifth title, From Russia With Love, one of his favorite books. The Bond novels have sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide, boosted by the hugely successful film franchise that began in 1962 with the release of Dr. No.

He married Anne Rothermere in 1952. His story about a magical car, written in 1961 for their only son Caspar, went on to become the well- loved novel and film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Fleming died of heart failure on August 12, 1964, at the age of fifty-six.

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