Ian Flemings Bondromane [INFO]

Die James Bond-Romane von Ian Fleming

Ich denke, es gibt hier ein paar User, die vielleicht noch nicht alle Inhalte und alle Romane bzw. Kurzgeschichten von Ian Fleming kennen. Deswegen habe ich die Beschreibungen von IanFlemingCentre.com, der offiziellen Website der Ian Fleming Publications Ltd., hierjin kopiert und den Thread gepinnt, damit die, die sch informieren wollen, nachlesen können.
Antworten auf diesen Thread sollten eigentlich nicht geschrieben werden, da er nur zur Information da ist.
Ich gehe einfach mal davon aus, dass die Leser genug Englisch-Kenntnisse haben, der Text ist aber auch nicht schwer zu verstehen.
Jede Beschreibung setzt sich zusammen aus der Beschreibung, die auf der Original und Erstausgabe des Jonathan Cape Ltd. Verlags stand und der Beschreibung, die auf der jetzigen Ausgabe des Penguin Verlags steht.
So, los gehts:

Ian Fleming selber

Ian Fleming war der erste Autor, der die Bondromane schrieb und der Erfinder von 007. Die meisten Bondfilme basieren auf seinen Romanen und Kurzgeschichten über den berühmtesten Geheimagenten auf den Bücherseiten und den Kinoleinwänden.
Seine Tätigkeit begann im Jahre 1953, als er Casino Royale schrieb. Sein letzter Roman war TMWTGG, um den sich viele Gerüchte ranken. Außerdem schrieb Ian Fleming mehrere Bond-Kurzgeschichten, die er in den Büchern "For Your Eyes Only" und "Octopussy & The Living Daylights" zusammenfasste.
Neben den Bondbüchern schrieb Fleming das Buch "The Diamond Smugglers", in dem er den Diamantenschmuggel beschreibt, und das Buch "Thrilling Cities". In diesem Buch beschreibt er mehrere große Städte unseres Planeten und zudem ist die Kurzgescjichte "007 in New York" in diesem Buch zu finden. Diese wurde erst im Jahr 2002 in das Buch "OP &TLD" aufgenommen.
Ich hoffe, euch mit diesem Text einen kleinen Überblick über den Erfinder gegeben zu haben.
(Dieser Text wurde verfasst von ernst stavro b., 13.04.2004.)
Wenn ihr mehr erfahren wollt über Bonds Schöpfer, dann schaut euch folgende Biographie an:

CASINO ROYALE (1953) by Ian Fleming

Plot Summary
(from the original jacket copy of the Jonathan Cape edition)

"The dry riffle of the cards and the soft whirr of the roulette wheel, the sharp call of the croupiers and the feverish mutter of a crowded casino hide the thick voice at Bond's ear which says, "I will count up to ten."

Anyone who has ever gambled will find this tense and sometimes horrifying story of espionage and high gambling irresistible. So will readers who have never entered a casino. Connoisseurs of realistic fiction will particularly note the careful documentation of the Secret Service background, the chilling portrait of Le Chiffre, the authentic menace of SMERSH, and the sensual appeal of the girl in 'soie sauvage'."

(from the recent Penguin edition)

"Introducing James Bond: charming, sophisticated, handsome; chillingly ruthless and very deadly. This, the first of Fleming's tales of agent 007, finds Bond on a mission to neutralise a lethal, high-rolling Russian operative called simply 'Le Chiffre' - by ruining him at the baccarat table and forcing his Soviet spymasters to 'retire' him. It seems that lady luck is taken with James - Le Chiffre has hit a losing streak. But some people just refuse to play by the rules, and Bond's attraction to a beautiful female agent leads him to disaster and an unexpected saviour."

LIVE AND LET DIE (1954) by Ian Fleming

Plot Summary
(from the original jacket copy of the Jonathan Cape edition)

"In the higher ranges of Secret Service work the actual facts in many cases were in every respect equal to the most fantastic inventions of romance and melodrama. Tangle within tangle, plot and counter-plot, ruse and treachery, cross and double-cross, true agent, false agent, double agent, gold and steel, the bomb, the dagger and the firing party, were interwoven in many a texture so intricate as to be incredible and yet true. The Chief and the High Officers of the Secret Service revelled in these subterranean labyrinths, and pursued their task with cold and silent passion." SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL in Thoughts and Adventures.

It is in these higher ranges of Secret Service work that James Bond operates on the very outside edge of danger, and, in this story, among hazards no reader will easily forget. "

Ian Fleming's first book Casino Royale, an account of the gambling assignment that nearly cost Bond his life, was described as 'the best thriller since the war'.

Live and Let Die, a breath-taking hunt for secret treasure that takes Bond to Harlem, Florida and Jamaica is still better."

(from the recent Penguin edition)
"Beautiful, fortune-telling Solitaire is the prisoner (and tool) of Mr Big - master of fear, artist in crime and Voodoo Baron of Death. James Bond has no time for superstition - he knows that Big is also a top SMERSH operative and a real threat. More than that, after tracking him through the jazz joints of Harlem, to the Everglades and on to the Caribbean, 007 has realised that he is one of the most dangerous men that he has ever faced. And no one, not even the enigmatic Solitaire, can be sure how their battle of wills is going to end."

MOONRAKER (1955) by Ian Fleming

Plot Summary
(from the original jacket copy of the Jonathan Cape edition)

"It was Monday and a routine day for James Bond in the quiet office at the headquarters of the Secret Service. Idly he ticked off his number - 007- on the charge sheets of the Top Secret files that had come in over the week-end. He was bored. Mondays were hell.

Then, suddenly, the red telephone screamed in the quiet room. 'M wants you.' And Bond walked out of his office and into the assignment that was to put even his adventures in France (Casino Royale) and Harlem and Jamaica (Live and Let Die) in the shade.

And yet what was to happen to him was to happen out of the clear blue skies of early summer, here, in England. As it might have been yesterday. Or, as it might be, some dreadful tomorrow."

(from the recent Penguin edition)
"At M's request, Bond has gone up against Sir Hugo Drax at the card table, on a mission to teach the millionaire and head of the Moonraker project a lesson he won't forget, and prevent a scandal engulfing Britain's latest defence system. But there is more to the mysterious Drax than simply cheating at cards. And once Bond delves deeper into goings-on at the Moonraker base he discovers that both the project and its leader are something other than they pretend to be..."

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1956) by Ian Fleming
"Probably the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England" Raymond Chandler

Plot Summary
(from the original jacket copy of the Jonathan Cape edition)

"James Bond surveyed the glittering diamonds that lay scattered across the red leather surface of M's desk and wondered what it was all about.

The quiet grey eyes watched him thoughtfully.

Then M took the pipe out of his mouth and dryly gave Bond details of the assignment of which even M was afraid. And Bond walked out of the Headquarters of the Secret Service and into his greatest adventure.

Greater than Casino Royale? More terrible than Live and Let Die? More hazardous than Moonraker?


(from the recent Penguin edition)
"Meet Tiffany Case, a cold, gorgeous, devil-may-care blonde; the kind of girl you could get into a lot of trouble with - if you wanted. She stands between James Bond and the leaders of a diamond-smuggling ring that stretches from Africa via London to the States. Bond uses her to infiltrate this gang, but once in America the hunter becomes the hunted. Bond is in real danger until help comes from an unlikely quarter, the ice maiden herself...."


Plot Summary
(from the original jacket copy of the Jonathan Cape edition)

"SMERSH is the Soviet organ of vengeance - of interrogation, torture and death - and James Bond is dedicated to the destruction of its agents wherever he finds them.

But, in its turn, the cold eye of SMERSH focuses on James Bond and far away in Moscow a trap is laid for him - a death trap with an enticing lure.

Ian Fleming takes us into the headquarters of SMERSH. We watch Bond's assassination being minutely devised. We meet the executioner. We sit in at the planning. We inspect the lure.

Then the lever is pulled in Moscow, and in London, Istanbul and Paris the wheels begin to turn.

Ian Fleming's other Secret Service thrillers - Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds are Forever - may have made your pulse race.

Be careful of From Russia With Love. Weak nerves will be shredded by it."

(from the recent Penguin edition)
"Every major foreign government has a file on James Bond, British secret agent. Now, Russia's deadly SMERSH organisation has targeted him for elimination - they have the perfect bait in the irresistible Tatiana Romanova. Her mission is to lure Bond to Istanbul and seduce him while her superiors handle the rest. But when Bond walks willingly into the trap, a game of cross and double-cross ensues - with Bond both the stakes and the prize."

DR. NO. (1958) by Ian Fleming
"Masterful, beautifully written" Raymond Chandler, The Sunday Times
"Fleming, by reason of his plausability, sense of pace, brilliant descriptive powers and superb imagination, provides sheer entertainment." Spectator

Plot Summary
(from the original jacket copy of the Jonathan Cape edition)

"M hasn't forgiven James Bond for the negligence on his last assignment that nearly cost Bond his life. Brusquely, almost contemptuously, he tosses Bond a time-wasting, shabby little case in the Caribbean. It will really be a holiday on an island in the sun - convalescence.

Angrily Bond accepts his orders. He flies off to Jamaica. The sun shines, the palm trees wave, the calypsos throb.

But on the horizon a cloud forms. It is no bigger than a man's hand - an articulated steel hand - the hand of Dr. No!

This, the sixth of Ian Fleming's Secret Service thrillers, will, as did the others, grip the reader with a taut, suave, sensual stranglehold. "

(from the recent Penguin edition)
"Dr. No, a sinister recluse with mechanical pincers for hands and a sadistic fascination with pain, holds James Bond firmly in his steely grasp. Bond and Honey Rider, his beautiful and vulnerable girl Friday, have been captured trespassing on Dr No's secluded Caribbean island. Intent on protecting his clandestine operations from the British Secret Service, Dr No sees an opportunity to dispose of an enemy and further his diabolical research. Soon, Bond and Rider are fighting for their lives in a murderous game of Dr. No's choosing."

GOLDFINGER (1959) by Ian Fleming

Plot Summary
(from the original jacket copy of the Jonathan Cape edition)

"Goldfinger, the man who loved gold, said, 'Mr Bond, it was a most evil day for you when you first crossed my path. If you had then found an oracle to consult, the oracle would have said to you "Mr Bond keep away from Mr Auric Goldfinger. He is a most powerful man. If Mr Goldfinger wished to crush you, he would only have to turn over in his sleep to do so.'

With the lazy precision of Fate, this, Ian Fleming's longest narrative of secret service adventure, brings James Bond to grips with the most powerful criminal the world has ever known - Goldfinger, the man who had planned the 'Crime de la Crime'.

Le Chiffre, Mr Big, Sir Hugo Drax, Jack Spang, Rosa Klebb, Dr No - and now the seventh adversary, a Goliath of Crime."

(from the recent Penguin edition)
"Auric Goldfinger: cruel, clever, frustratingly careful. A cheat at Canasta and a crook on a massive scale in everyday life. The sort of man James Bond hates. So it's fortunate that Bond is the man charged by both the Bank of England and MI5 to discover what this, the richest man in the country, intends to do with his ill-gotten gains - and what his connection is with SMERSH, the feared Soviet spy-killing corps. But once inside this deadly criminal's organisation, 007 finds that Goldfinger's schemes are more grandiose - and lethal - than anyone could have imagined. Not only is he planning the greatest gold robbery in history, but mass murder as well..."

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1960) by Ian Fleming

Plot Summary
(from the original jacket copy of the Jonathan Cape edition)

"The destruction of a Russian hideout at SHAPE head quarters near Paris; the planned assassination of a Cuban thug in America; the tracking of a heroin ring from Rome to Venice and beyond; sudden and ghastly death in the Seychelles islands and, in between, a story of love and hate in Bermuda.

These are five episodes in a short span of tough life - the life of James Bond, agent number 007 in the Secret Service."

(from the recent Penguin edition)
"Sudden emergencies and beautiful girls who aren't quite what they seem are the stock-in-trade of James Bond. And when 007 is on the case there's only one thing you can be sure of - the result will be thrilling. Whether he's dealing with the assassination of a Cuban thug in America, the destruction of an international heroin ring, or sudden death in the Seychelles, Bond gets the job done. In his own suave and unmistakable style."

THUNDERBALL (1961) by Ian Fleming

Plot Summary
(from the original jacket copy of the Jonathan Cape edition)

"Thunderball presents the blueprint for a monstrous crime that could be just around the corner in history.

James Bond is in disgrace. His monthly medical report is critical of the high living that is ruining his health, and M packs him off for a fortnight to a nature-cure clinic to be tuned-up to his former pitch of exceptional fitness. Furiously, Bond undergoes the shame of the carrot juice and nut cutlet regime - and thereby minutely upsets the plan of SPECTRE, a new adversary, more deadly, more ruthless even than Smersh.

Who is SPECTRE? What are its plans? Alas, the organisation is all to realistically described, its plans all too contemporary for comfort. Of all James Bond's adversaries, the Chief of SPECTRE casts the darkest shadow."

(from the recent Penguin edition)
"When a stranger arrives in the Bahamas, the locals barely turn their heads, seeing another ex-pat with money to burn at the casino tables. But James Bond has more than money on his mind; he's got less than a week to find two stolen atom bombs hidden among the coral reefs. While acting the playboy, Bond meets Domino, sultry plaything of secretive treasure hunter Emilio Largo. In getting close to this gorgeous Italian girl, Bond hopes to learn more about Largo's hidden operation."

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1962) by Ian Fleming (with Vivienne Michel)

Plot Summary
(from the original jacket copy of the Jonathan Cape edition)

"Vivienne Michel writes: 'The spy who loved me was called James Bond and the night on which he loved me was a night of screaming terror in The Dreamy Pines Motor Court, which is in the Adirondacks in the north of New York State.

'This is the story of who I am and how I came through a nightmare of torture and the threat of rape and death to a dawn of ecstasy. It's all true - absolutely. Otherwise Mr Fleming certainly would not have risked his professional reputation in acting as my co-author and persuading his publishers, Jonathan Cape, to publish my story. Ian Fleming has also kindly obtained clearance for certain minor breaches of The Official Secrets Act that were necessary to my story."

(from the recent Penguin edition)
"Vivienne Michel is in trouble. Trying to escape her tangled past, she has run away to the American backwoods, winding up at the Dreamy Pines Motor Court. A far cry from the privileged world she was born to, the motel is also the destination of two hardened killers - the perverse Sol Horror and the deadly Sluggsy Morant. When a coolly charismatic Englishman turns up, Viv, in terrible danger, is not just hopeful, but fascinated. Because he is James Bond, 007; the man she hopes will save her, the spy she hopes will love her."


Plot Summary
(from the original jacket copy of the Jonathan Cape edition)

" 'It was one of those Septembers when it seemed that the summer would never end.'

But it did end and winter came in a lethal welter of mystery, bloodshed and multiple death amidst the snow.

This, the eleventh chapter in the biography of James Bond, is one of the longest. It is also the most enthralling.

Really the most? Really the most."

(from the recent Penguin publication)
"When Bond rescues a beautiful, reckless girl from self-destruction, he finds himself with a lead on one of the most dangerous men in the world - Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE. In the snow-bound fastness of his Alpine base, Blofeld is conducting research that could threaten the safety of the world. To thwart the evil genius, Bond must get himself and the vital information he has gathered out of the base and keep away from SPECTRE's agents. Which may require the help of someone who can handle herself at high speed."

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1964) by Ian Fleming

Plot Summary
(from the original jacket copy of the Jonathan Cape edition)

"When Ernst Stavro Blofeld blasted into eternity the girl whom James Bond had married only hours before, the heart, the zest for life, went out of Bond. Incredibly from being a top agent of the Secret Service, he had gone to pieces, was even on the verge of becoming a security risk. M is persuaded to give him one last chance - an impossible mission far removed from his usual duties - and Bond leaves for Japan.

There, coming under the orders of the formidable 'Tiger' Tanaka, Head of the Japanese Secret Service, the Koan-Chosa-Kyoku, he is indeed subjected to the shock treatment his condition demanded.

Shock treatment? The reader will also be subjected to it in full measure in this, perhaps the most bizarre and doom-fraught of all James Bond's adventures."

(from the recent Penguin edition)
"Bond, a shattered man after the death of his wife at the hands of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, has gone to pieces as an agent, endangering himself and his fellow operatives. M, unwilling to accept the loss of one of his best men, sends 007 to Japan for one last, near-impossible mission. But Japan proves to be Bond's downfall, leading him to a mysterious residence known as the 'Castle of Death' where he encounters an old enemy revitalised. All the omens suggest that this is the end for the British agent and, for once, even Bond himself seems unable to disagree."

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1965) by Ian Fleming

Plot Summary
(from the recent Penguin edition)
"A brainwashed James Bond has tried - and failed - to assassinate M, his boss. Now Bond has to prove he is back on form and can be trusted again. 'All' 007 has to do is kill one of the most deadly freelance hit-men in the world - one Paco 'Pistols' Scaramanga, the Man with the Golden Gun. But despite his licence to kill, 007 is no assassin, and, on finding Scaramanga in the sultry heat of Jamaica, he decides to infiltrate the killer's criminal co-operative - and realises that he will have to take him out as swiftly as possible. Or 007 might just be the next on a long list of British Secret Service numbers that the Man with the Golden Gun has retired..."


Plot Summary
(from the original jacket copy of the Jonathan Cape edition)

"From Jamaica, paradise of sunshine and exotic fish, to Berlin, cold grim city of stealth, James Bond pursues two strangely heroic enemies of the Secret Service. The first is a dying major whose dwindling hoard of gold conceals an act of treachery, and the second an assassin whose identity disturbs Bond's deadly aim.

These two stories, written in 1961 and 1962, were among those composed by Ian Fleming while he was writing the incomparable series of James Bond thrillers. The first collection of stories appeared in 1959 as For Your Eyes Only; a further collection which he had planned to publish was never completed."

(from the recent Penguin edition)
"For James Bond, British secret agent 007, international espionage can be a dirty business. Whether it is tracking down a wayward major who has taken a deadly secret with him to the Caribbean; identifying a top Russian agent secretly bidding for a Fabergé egg in a Sotheby's auction room; or ruthlessly gunning down an unlikely assassin in sniper's alley between East and West Berlin, Bond always closes the case - with extreme prejudice."


Ich bitte die Mods, diesen Thread hier nicht zu löschen - er könnte für zukünftige Board-Members sehr informativ sein...

Zur Regelung bei Antworten:
Ich dachte mir, dass nur dann Antworten gepostet werden, wenn Fragen auftauchen oder einem ein Fehler in diesem Text aufgefallen ist. Ich denke, das ist ok so...

Ich schalte mich hier nur kurz ein:
Respekt, ernst!
Sehr gute Idee, das könnte in der Tat wichtig sein!

Also werde ich den Thread mal sperren!
"Walther PPK, 7,65 Millimeter. Ich kenne drei Männer, die eine solche Waffe tragen. Ich glaube, zwei davon habe ich getötet."