Press Release: From Russia with Love
From Russia with Love
Illustrated by Fay Dalton
‘Mr Fleming’s tautest, most exciting and most brilliant tale’
times literary supplement
The Folio Society is proud to present the second title in its 007
collectors’ series. Named as Ian Fleming’s finest novel in numerous
polls, and described by the author as ‘My best book’, this nail-biting
thriller sees 007 ensnared by an elaborate plot devised by the Soviet
counter-intelligence agency, SMERSH. Set among the bazaars and
minarets of Istanbul, and aboard the Orient Express, it features some
of the series’ most memorable characters.
From Russia with Love was first published in 1957, during the Cold War, and John F. Kennedy listed it amongst his ten favourite books. Unusually for a Bond novel, the hero does not appear for the first portion of the book. This is a daring move, but one which pays off by allowing a detailed portrayal of other key characters, including Grant ‘the slaughterer’ and his gruesome back story.
As in all of his novels, Fleming grounds explosions, assassinations
and death-defying exploits in carefully related, realistic details about cars,
meals and hotel rooms – something Kingsley Amis called ‘the Fleming effect’.
More unusual is this novel’s cliffhanger ending – a dramatic turn of events that
even Bond, after all his adventures, does not foresee.
This elegant edition features a pictorial slipcase and alluring
illustrations by Fay Dalton, whose work also appears in the Folio
edition of Casino Royale.
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Bound in cloth and foil blocked. Set in Miller Text with Folio Bold Condensed as display.
272 pages. 7 full-page colour illustrations. Pictorial slipcase. 9” x 6 ¼ “.
UK £34.95 US $59.95 Can $74.95 Aus $76.95
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