Press Release: Goldfinger
Illustrated by Fay Dalton
‘Goldfinger is hugely enjoyable and moves with breakneck speed… a superbly written, fast-paced and entertaining thriller… pulp fiction with wonderful characters and unforgettable scenes that pop up throughout the oeuvre’
Filled with characters, incidents and images which have made the Bond series iconic, Goldfinger reveals Fleming at the height of his powers. Opening with 007 enjoying what he believes is a simple game of cat and mouse, Fleming gradually heightens the tension until the reader, along with Bond, realises that the agent has fatally underestimated Auric Goldfinger – the strange, gold-obsessed millionaire. Terrorized by the implacable, cat-eating Oddjob, the agent scrambles to foil the plans of the horrifying Goldfinger, aided in part by Pussy Galore, the tough and canny leader of a team of female burglars.
Fay Dalton continues her acclaimed work for the fifth title in Folio’s Ian Fleming series, producing seven exquisite colour illustrations that ooze with the glamour and dynamism of Bond. For the special illustrated slipcase, Dalton has recreated the infamous death of Jill Masterton, enshrined in shimmering gold.
In this book Fleming reveals a more contemplative side to his secret agent – Bond is a man who thrives on danger, yet in his quieter moments is troubled by the bystanders who bear the brunt of violence. While his adventures are often gloriously fantastical and populated with grotesque villains, Fleming maintains a steely reality through the relentless efficiency of his protagonist. For fans familiar only with the films, Goldfinger’s Bond will be a welcome revelation: deadly and unflappable, he is also a character of many layers.
Bound in blocked cloth. Set in Miller Text. 288 pages. 7 full-page colour illustrations. Blocked pictorial slipcase. 9˝ x 6¼˝.
UK £34.95 US $62.95 Can $69.95 Aus $69.95
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