Ian Fleming's 007 spy novels aren't just some of the most fun stories in the entire genre, they also sport some outstanding book covers. So for reference and for your eyes only (yuk yuk), here is a gallery of every original Ian Fleming James Bond novel book cover, 14 in all. They were all published in Britain by Jonathan Cape between April 1953 and June 1966. The last two books were published after Fleming's death in August 1964.
I've been a James Bond fan since I was a kid, when I rented just about every Bond film available (actually my mom rented them, but whatever) and spent countless hours absorbing them. But for some reason I never got around to tackling any of the source material - Ian Fleming's Bond short stories and novels. I guess I never figured there was a reason to dig that deeply into 007, even though I've developed a taste for spy novels in my adulthood. But during a recent trip to a used book store I spotted some older editions of a few Bond novels and decided to take the plunge. So I've finally finished my first Bond book, 1957's From Russia, With Love. It's Fleming's fifth Bond novel and became, in 1963, the second in the film series. I think I picked a good one to start with. (more&hel