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Vintage James Bond Book Covers Revealed

By: Anders Frejdh
New Bond book covers revealed
Vintage Publishing has revealed the new paperback covers for Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, due for publication on August 2, 2012.


‘Everyone thinks they know James Bond… Readers of every stripe have good reason to return to the source from which this extraordinary cultural phenomenon sprang: the books of Ian Fleming.' -Sam Bourne

Having recently unveiled the iconic Vintage Classics covers, we are now delighted to share with you the first seven covers in the contemporary Vintage paperback series, which will be published on 2 August 2012. The books are available to pre-order through all good bookshops.

As well as reflecting the rich literary history and heritage of the James Bond character, the new Vintage covers tap into the deeper and more human side of our hero, including his isolation and vulnerability. They aim to bring a new generation of readers to Ian Fleming’s work and engage people who ‘know’ Bond primarily through the film franchise.

‘While both cover approaches appeal universally, the iconic “retro” illustrative approach to the Vintage Classic editions reinforces the books as classic spy thrillers and captures the style and panache of the late fifties and early sixties, particularly for readers who enjoy classics and those wanting to discover and rediscover Ian Fleming’s brilliant creation.

By depicting a lone man in the standard Vintage editions our photographic approach appeals to the reader of modern contemporary thrillers and emphasises that not only is there more to Bond than the character in the films, but also that Bond is the original action hero from which so many modern heroes derive. He is the original and best!’
-Tom Drake-Lee, Vintage Publishing Sales Director and Bond Brand Manager

The new Vintage Publishing editions presented on From Sweden With Love:
>Casino Royale (August 2, 2012)
>Moonraker (August 2, 2012)
>From Russia with Love (August 2, 2012)
>Doctor No (August 2, 2012)
>For Your Eyes Only (August 2, 2012)
>Thunderball (August 2, 2012)
>On Her Majesty's Secret Service (August 2, 2012)

Other recent editions of Ian Fleming's original James Bond novels which have been featured on FSWL are listed here.

Image below:
The paperback cover for the new Casino Royale edition. © 2012 Vintage Publishing.

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