Skip to comments.Rare James Bond Book [Live and Let Die] Fetches *$21,258
Posted on 06/21/2012 6:42:39 PM PDT by Perdogg
A rare first edition of Ian Fleming's, James Bond, 'Live and Let Die' (shown below) fetched *$21,258 (£13,750) soaring well above its high-estimate ($6,000/£4,000) at a recent Christie's auction.
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The heck with the book , I have the movie on VCR tape and will make a bargain price of $21,257 dollars.
The book is 10 times better.
I remember buying all the 007 paperbacks when they came out circa 1966. I recently saw a couple of those old paperbacks in the Half Price bookstore for like three bucks.
Yes, the book is way better.
I read a few of the books a few years ago. I was surprised how well written they were.
WOW! 145 million! (In Zimbabwe dollars?)
I have a quadraphonic recording of Paul McCartney singing the theme (the late Linda Eastman on out of tune backup vocals) how much will ya pay me?
“I remember buying all the 007 paperbacks when they came out circa 1966.” The good ones- several havebeen re-written to match the movies.
Yes. And even though Connery is my favorite Bond, the darkness of Craig in the new films is more closely related to the original Bond.
I read the book on my Kindle. Given how explicit the language was in what I read, I wonder if the e-version I got was the British version.
The kindle version is the english edition.
Didn't get my e-book from Amazon, but another e-book site, then used a program to convert it so I could read it on the Kindle. My wife downloaded and converted it for me, so I don't remember the site, or the program name right now. It was very un-PC. I don't specifically remember if it was chapter five, but the details I remember as being very un-PC were in the chapter surrounding Bond and Leiter's visit to the bar in Harlem.
The US Edition title of chapter 5 is “Seventh Avenue”. Plus it has been edited.
“The Spy Who Love Me” was banned in Australia when it first came out.
I just looked up what the chapter name changes were between the books. I definitely got the British version. I don't even have to go back and look. It definitely stood out at the time when I read it.
Why was it banned?It takes place in a motel seems harmless to me.
“The Spy Who Loved Me” was Fleming's most sexually explicit Bond novel. In fact, critics who contend that the novels are misogynistic claim that this is the first and only Bond novel where we know that the woman receives sexual gratification from her encounter with Bond. I find the claim, even if technically true, I guess one would have to discount the description Bond gave of his encounter will Jill Masterton in Goldfinger, is irrelevant to the relationships Bond had with women. Critics have taken advantage of a general lack of readership of the Bond to make a charge such as that.
The passage which got it banned in Australia, and some other Commonwealth countries, was her description of how she lost her virginity in a movie theatre. If I recall correctly, Vivienne claims that she was only 17 or 16 at the time. In this “Fifty Shades of Grey” world that we live, it is still somewhat tame. However, the book was published 50 years ago and takes place in 1961. Also, more controversial was her description of a relationship with her much older German boss, which resulted in an abortion in Switzerland.
I have three hard-back copies in my collection, I don't have a Jonathan Cape. The one I most prize is the 1987 Folio Society edition I picked up in April, brand new, still in its shrink wrap. The Folio Society edition is illustrated, comes with a slipcover, no dust jacket, but with a foreward by Ken Follit who claims that Live and Let Die was his favorite Bond novel.
I believe that movie was made campy just to get it over with to avoid any racial controversy. In Fact, Sir Rog claimed the novel was racist.
Very interesting,i kinda figured that it had to be the sex thing cause not much violence in it,my how times have changed...
i think the thing with 50 shades of grey is woman are buying not men and porn in books has been around a long time ever read any of Harold Robbins stuff..