From Russia with Love

From Russia with Love

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Bond does not himself feature until quite late in this novel - the opening chapters, one of Fleming's most amazing fantasies, creates the nightmare world of SMERSH - the Russian counter-spy organisation, its sickeningly foul section head Rosa Klebb and her top assassin Grant. When the action shifts to Istanbul and Klebb's plot to destroy the unsuspecting Bond one of the most brilliant chase sequences in fiction (unrivalled even by Buchan or Greene) unfolds. One of the defining books of the Cold War (and one of President Kennedy's favourite books) "From Russia with Love" is perhaps even more enjoyable to read now than when it first became a huge international bestseller.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 199.58g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141187603
  • 9780141187600
  • 253,109

About Ian Fleming

Born in London in 1908, Ian Fleming worked variously as a banker and journalist before serving in the British Naval Intelligence during World War II. He published his first novel CASINO ROYALE in 1953 and thus started the astoundingly successful James Bond novels and films. Fleming died in 1964.
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