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Live and Let Die: Read the second gripping unforgettable James Bond novel (James Bond 007, 2)

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It’s just all done in the casual racism language of the day, which isn’t particularly palatable today, to say the least. This is located with a space after the text on the front flap, and appears as almost floating between the text and the empty space on the rest of the flap, indicating 2nd state.

He is attacked in the warehouse by "the Robber", Mr Big's gunman, and in the resultant gunfight Bond outwits the Robber and causes him to fall into the shark tank. True first edition, stated "first published 1954" with no furhter editions mentioned on the copyright page. Some scenes from the novel were depicted in later Bond films: Bond and Solitaire being dragged behind Mr Big's boat was used in For Your Eyes Only; [84] Felix Leiter was fed to a shark in Licence to Kill, which also adapts Live and Let Die 's shoot-out in the warehouse. Fleming uses Mr Big as the vehicle to voice opinions on evil, particularly when he tells Bond that "Mister Bond, I suffer from boredom. My only complaint was that the Sensitivity reader (an individual of a remarkably high creativity) does not go far enough.Fleming was trying to present an unflinching look at the real feelings a British agent and 1950s Americans would have had toward black people, while at the same time demonstrating that this state of affairs was certainly temporary. While Bond and Leiter are scouting one of Mr Big's warehouses used for storing exotic fish, Solitaire is kidnapped by Mr Big's minions. First edition, first impression of Live and Let Die complete with correct second impression dust jacket. Adapted to film almost two decades later, Live and Let Die was written at Fleming s Goldeneye estate before the publication of the first Bond novel, Casino Royale.

It was the first of fourteen James Bond books which have gone on to sell over 60 million copies worldwide and be translated into 20 languages. In 2002 for the first time in the United States since the book was published, the original title of chapter five ("N***er Heaven") is used. While the American Mr Big was unusual in appropriating an entire island, the rising number of American tourists to the islands was seen by Fleming as a threat to Jamaica; he wrote in the novel that Bond was "glad to be on his way to the soft green flanks of Jamaica and to leave behind the great hard continent of Eldollarado. Fleming’s ability to capture the violence of the moment is uncanny, and you can really feel every thud and crack as Tee-Hee falls to the floor below. This racism reflected not only a pronounced theme of interwar adventure writing, such as the novels of [John] Buchan, but also widespread literary culture.Dust wrapper is repaired to the reverse, with restoration to the extremities of the wraps to the folds of the fly leaves, and to the head and tail of the spine. This dust jacket is the first edition, second state dust jacket and has benefited from very slight restoration to the tip of the spine by an expert paper conservator and presents as a near fine example.

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