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FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE AN INSIGHT OF IAN FLEMING’S JAMES BOND- WITH REFERENCE TO ‘FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE’.
From Russia, with Love is the fifth novel in Ian Fleming 's James Bond series, first published in the UK by Jonathan Cape on 8 April 1957. As with the first four books, From Russia, with Love was generally well received by the critics. The story was written at Fleming 's Golden eye estate in Jamaica in early 1956. By the time the book was published, he did not know whether he wanted to write another Bond book or not.
The story centers on a plot by SMERSH, the Soviet counterintelligence agency, to assassinate Bond in such a way as to discredit both him and his organisation, the Secret Service. As bait for the plot, the Russians use a beautiful cipher clerk and the Spektor, a Soviet decoding machine. Much of the action takes place in Istanbul and on the Orient Express.
The novel was a critical success and was well received by the public especially in the capitalist countries as it was written during the hard times of cold war. The novel has been adapted in numerous Medias, some of which are enlisted below 1) Serialization (1957)
From Russia, with Love was serialized in the Daily Express newspaper commencing on 1 April 1957; it was the first Bond novel the paper had adapted in such a way. 2) Comic strip (1960)
In 1960 Fleming 's novel was also adapted as a daily comic strip in the Daily Express and was syndicated worldwide. The adaptation ran from 3 February to 21 May 1960, and was written by Henry Gammidge and illustrated by John McLusky. The From Russia, with Love comic strip was reprinted in 2005 by Titan Books in the Dr. No anthology, which also included Diamonds Are Forever and Casino Royale. 3) From Russia with Love (1963)
The film From Russia with Love was released in 1963, produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, and directed by Terence Young. It was the second James Bond film in the Eon Productions series and starred



Bibliography: 1) PRIMARY SOURCE IAN FLEMING, “FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE”, WORLDVIEW CRITICAL EDITION, BUNGALOW ROAD, DELHI-110007 2) SECONDARY SOURCES A) FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (MOVIE), 1963, EON PRODUCTIONS. B) GOLDFINGER (MOVIE), 1964, EON PRODUCTIONS C) WIKIPEDIA, IAN FLEMING BIOGRAPHY, 01/11/12. D) http://www.factbehindfiction.com/index_files/TheRogueSpyBehindJamesBond.htm E) IAN FLEMING, JAMES BOND: GOLDFINGER, TITAN BOOKS, UK.

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