From Russia, with Love Book Summary and Study Guide
From Russia with Love is frequently considered the best James Bond novel by many fans and critics although even critical opinion varies greatly. Its biggest boost came four years after From Russia with Love was published from an article in Life magazine on 17 March in which U. President John F. Kennedy included it in a list of his favorite books; the James Bond novel was the only work of fiction in the list of ten. The title of the book is occasionally printed with a comma, as From Russia, with Love , depending upon the publisher. It is more commonly printed without the punctuation.
Less than two minutes into From Russia with Love, James Bond is dead, strangled by an assassin while walking through a hedge maze. You didn't really expect Bond to die, did you? The murdered Bond turns out to be a man in a very lifelike Bond mask. RIP unknown dude, we hardly knew ye. The real Bond is busy, um, in the trenches. By that, we mean he's canoodling with Sylvia Trench, the gambling dame from Dr. Their tryst is interrupted when Bond gets a call from MI6, summoning him for an urgent mission.
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. It would be the one that catapulted Bond from regional hero to global phenomenon because one day a reporter from Life Magazine thought it would be a novel idea to have President John F. Kennedy create a list of his ten favorite books to be published in an upcoming issue. Not long after, Fleming inked the deal to sell the movie rights to all his Bond novels except Casino Royale to the production company which would go on to make films out of every Bond novel. Indeed, some of the action does take place on the legendary train route made famous by another British writer, Agatha Christie. From Russia With Love study guide contains a biography of author Ian Fleming, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. The book is the fifth in the James Bond series.
Detailed plot synopsis reviews of From Russia, with Love Fleming's fifth entry in the Bond series opens in a gray building in communist Moscow, where the Russian assassination group known as SMERSH has hatched a plot to kill an agent of the British Secret Service, humiliate him and his organization across the world, and eliminate the top cipher decryption specialists in the West. Click here to see the rest of this review. The bait is the beautiful Corporal Tatiana Romanova and her Lektor encryption machine, a device whose recovery could mean the difference between defeat and victory for the West. The victim is to be Commander James Bond, codenamed , the biggest single thorn in the side of the Russian intelligence community. Traveling to Istanbul, Turkey, Bond teams with local station chief Darko Kerim to recover the girl and the machine and spirit them both back to England.