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The Folio Society edition of The Man with the Golden Gun (1965)

By: FSWL team
Published:
2021-10-12
The Man with the Golden Gun Folio Society
A new special edition of The Man with the Golden Gun (1965), the 12th and last original full-length James Bond novel written by Ian Fleming, is published by The Folio Society in the UK. Fay Dalton captivating images brings life to this 007 thriller in The Folio Society’s spectacular and best-selling James Bond series.

For The Man with the Golden Gun, series artist Fay Dalton returns with her incomparable vision of Bond and his glamorous, deadly and action-packed world. This gorgeous edition features seven full-colour illustrations, a pictorial slipcase and a binding inspired by Bond’s own impeccable suits. The final full-length novel in the James Bond collection is an unmissable volume for fans and collectors alike.

Written while Ian Fleming was very ill and published eight months after his death, The Man with the Golden Gun sees Bond once again faced with his own mortality. However, being Bond, he faces the possibility head on, taking risks and repeatedly snatching victory from the jaws of certain death. Perhaps fittingly for the last Bond adventure, Fleming sets this in his beloved Jamaica. His lavish descriptions of exotic locations have always been one of the highlights of the series, and Fleming’s portrayal of Jamaica is especially evocative. The beachside bars, the dusty inland towns and the dangerous mangrove swamps are all alive with the hum of insects and the scent of rum.

Captured by the KGB and brainwashed into making an assassination attempt on his own commander, James Bond is a shadow of his former self. When his mind is set free of insidious Russian influences, Bond is sent after Francisco ‘Pistols’ Scaramanga, a lethal assassin with a penchant for flashy hardware: the former circus performer’s signature weapon is a gold-plated Colt.45. Bond must infiltrate Scaramanga’s closest confidants, or risk being on the end of a lethal golden bullet...


The Man with the Golden Gun Folio Society edition

Book details:


Bound in blocked cloth: 176 pages
Publisher: The Folio Society
Language: English
Frontispiece and seven colour illustrations
Pictorial slipcase
Dimensions: 9 x 6¼ inch
Published price: 39.95 GBP
Dr. No, Casino Royale, From Russia with Love, Moonraker, Live and Let Die, The Folio Society
On Her Majesty's Secret Service is part of the series including Dr. No, Casino Royale, From Russia with Love, Moonraker, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, Thunderball, Live and Let Die, The Spy Who Loved Me, and You Only Live Twice.

About Ian Fleming


Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton College and abroad in Germany and Austria. After working as a stockbroker he became the assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence in the Admiralty during The Second World War. In 1952 he wrote Casino Royale, the first of 14 James Bond titles, of which 30 million copies were sold during his lifetime. He was married to Ann Rothermere and together they had one son, Caspar. Fleming died in 1964.

Visit the official website of Ian Fleming Publications for more information.

This edition of Ian Fleming’s The Man with the Golden Gun, illustrated by Fay Dalton, is available exclusively from The Folio Society.

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