Published in 1959, Fleming's seventh 007 novel sees Bond on the trail of a criminal mastermind - Auric Goldfinger. But greed and power have created a deadly opponent who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY KATE MOSSE 'You're stale, tired of having to be tough. You want a change. You've seen too much death'.
|Publication date:||6th September 2012|
|Publisher:||Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage|
|Primary Genre||Espionage and Spy Thriller|
'Nobody else does this sort of thing as well as Mr. Fleming...it offers more passages of sustained excitement than we are likely to get from any other thriller this year' Sunday Times
'The plot of Goldfinger is hugely enjoyable and moves with breakneck speed...Then there's the style, hard-edged and laconic. The overview, then, might be of a superbly written, fast-paced and entertaining thriller ... pulp fiction with wonderful characters and unforgettable scenes that pop up throughout the oeuvre' Telegraph
'Mr Fleming is the best thriller writer since Buchan' Evening Standard
'Highly entertaining' New York Times
Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in London on 28 May 1908 and was educated at Eton College before spending a formative period studying languages in Europe. His first job was with Reuters news agency, followed by a brief spell as a stockbroker. On the outbreak of the Second World War he was appointed assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence, Admiral Godfrey, where he played a key part in British and Allied espionage operations. After the war he joined Kemsley Newspapers as Foreign Manager of the Sunday Times, running a network of correspondents who were intimately involved in the Cold War. His ...More About Ian Fleming