|Casino Royale (James Bond #1)
|Jonathan Cape Ltd.
|adventure, fiction, Great Britain, James Bond (Fictional character), intelligence service, spy stories, film/TV adaptation
In the first of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, 007 declares war on Le Chiffre, French communist and paymaster of the Soviet murder organization SMERSH.
The battle begins with a fifty-million-franc game of baccarat, gains momentum during Bond's fiery love affair with a sensuous lady spy, and reaches a chilling climax with fiendish torture at the hands of a master sadist. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Fleming, Ian
Ian Fleming (1908–1964) journalist and writer of the famous James Bond series of thrilling spy novels. Educated at Eton and Sandhurst, he went on to become a journalist for Reuters news agency. He also managed a line of foreign newspapers for the Kemsley publishing company. He wrote his first novel, Casino Royale in 1953 which introduced the dashing and romantic spy, James Bond, 007. He continued writing over a dozen Bond novels and short stories and the complete series is available here on Faded Page. (Oxford Companion to English Literature)
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