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Octopussy and The Living Daylights

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1965
2015
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See 4
1 - Octopussy
2 - The Living Daylights
3 - The Property of a Lady
4 - 007 in New York
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A series a spy thrillers written by Ian Fleming in the mid-20th Century that went on to become a somewhat successful movie franchise.

1) Casino Royale
2) Live and Let Die
3) Moonraker
4) Diamonds Are Forever
5) From Russia, with Love
6) Doctor No
7) Goldfinger
8) For Your Eyes Only
9) Thunderball
10) The Spy Who Loved Me
11) On Her Majesty's Secret Service
12) You Only Live Twice
13) The Man with the Golden Gun
14) Octopussy and The Living Daylights
Octopussy copyright © 1965 by the literary executors of Ian Fleming, deceased
No dedication.
"You know what? said Major Dexter Smythe to the octopus.
May contain spoilers
Headquarters please."
Comments may contain spoilers
The Living Daylights (under the title Berlin Escape) copyright © 1962 by Ian Fleming
The Property of a Lady copyright © 1963 by Ian Fleming
Octopussy copyright © 1965 by the literary executors of Ian Fleming, deceased
Octopussy and The Property of a Lady originally appeared in PlayboyThe Living Daylights was published in Argosy, June 1962.
Synopsis not on file
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Added: 10-Jul-2006
Last Updated: 11-Apr-2023

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 01-Jul-1967
Signet
Paperback
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Jul-1967
Format:
Paperback
Cover Price:
$0.60
Pages*:
126
Catalog ID:
P3200
Read:
Once
Reading(s):
1)   20 Aug 2015 - 26 Aug 2015
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
1381
Publisher:
ISBN:
Unknown
Printing:
1
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Paul Bacon - Illustrator
The locales are Flemingly sinister:
a paradise in he British West Indies, the border territory between East and West Berlin, and a auction room at Sotheby & Co., London

THE ACTION IS ELECTRIC WITH TENSION.  BOND IS DEVESTATINGLY DARING AND DEADLY-DEADLY.  HE'S THE ONE AND ONLY 007...  THE INIMITABLE SECRET AGENT WHO KEPT THE WORLD IN WILLING BONDAGE FOR OVER A DECADE.


"OCTOPUSSY IS A BRILLIANT GEM" - Publisher's Weekly

"Fine Flemming... has a fascination that will linger - charmingly chill." - John O'Neill, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Vintage Fleming" - Omaha World Herald

"Superb examples of James Bond at his best" - The Courant Magazine

Here they are -
THE LAST GREAT ADVENTURES OF AGENT 007...
Octopussy, The Living Daylights, The Property of a Lady (the latter published here for the first time in book form)

THE NEW AMERICAN LIVRARY publishers of
SIGNET, MENTOR, SIGNET CLASSICS & NAL BOOKS
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Notes and Comments:
First Printing, July, 1967

No ISBN on this edition.
 01-Oct-2012
Thomas & Mercer
e-Book
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Oct-2012
Format:
e-Book
Cover Price:
$7.99
Pages*:
102
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
2668
Publisher:
ISBN:
1-612-18558-4
ISBN-13:
978-1-612-18558-3
Country:
United States
Language:
English
From amazon.com:

The last collection of James Bond adventures from Ian Fleming, Octopussy and The Living Daylights features four tales of intrigue that push 007 to the limit and find the secret agent questioning where he can go from there…

In “Octopussy,” a former operative in the Second World War must face the consequences of past sins when James Bond knocks on the door of his Caribbean fortress, and in “The Property of a Lady” Bond deciphers the elaborate codes of a Sotheby’s bidding war in order to catch a KGB agent. “007 in New York” takes Bond to the titular city to warn an ex-agent of her boyfriend’s secret KGB affiliation. And “The Living Daylights” sends Bond to Berlin to protect a British agent before an assassin strikes.

Published posthumously, Octopussy and The Living Daylights marks Ian Fleming’s final contribution to the legacy of his iconic creation, 007 James Bond.

The text in this edition has been restored by the Fleming family company Ian Fleming Publications, to reflect the work as it was originally published.
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Author(s)

Ian Fleming  
Birth: 28 May 1908 Mayfair, London, England, UK
Death: 12 Aug 1964 Canterbury, Kent, England, UK

Notes:
From the e-Book of Octopussy and the Living Daylights:

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 bête 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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