Ian Fleming

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Ian Fleming


Born
in Mayfair, London, England
May 28, 1908

Died
August 12, 1964

Genre

Influences


Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Ian Lancaster Fleming was a British author, journalist and Second World War Navy Commander. He was a grandson of the Scottish financier Robert Fleming, who founded the Scottish American Investment Trust and the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co.

Fleming is best remembered for creating the character of James Bond and chronicling his adventures in twelve novels and nine short stories. Additionally, Fleming wrote the children's story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and two non-fiction books.

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3.74 avg rating — 51,108 ratings — published 1953 — 191 editions
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From Russia With Love (Jame...

3.89 avg rating — 23,827 ratings — published 1957 — 144 editions
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Live and Let Die (James Bon...

3.63 avg rating — 19,227 ratings — published 1954 — 143 editions
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Goldfinger (James Bond, #7)

3.81 avg rating — 16,474 ratings — published 1959 — 139 editions
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On Her Majesty's Secret Ser...

3.95 avg rating — 14,636 ratings — published 1963 — 97 editions
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Moonraker (James Bond, #3)

3.72 avg rating — 16,113 ratings — published 1955 — 127 editions
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Doctor No (James Bond, #6)

3.77 avg rating — 14,634 ratings — published 1958 — 133 editions
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Ch...

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Diamonds Are Forever (James...

3.60 avg rating — 13,478 ratings — published 1956 — 111 editions
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Thunderball (James Bond, #9)

3.79 avg rating — 11,186 ratings — published 1961 — 103 editions
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“Never say 'no' to adventures. Always say 'yes,' otherwise you'll lead a very dull life.”
Ian Fleming

“You only live twice:
Once when you are born
And once when you look death in the face”
Ian Fleming, You Only Live Twice

“I am a poet in deeds--not often in words.”
Ian Fleming, Goldfinger

Polls

January 2018 New School Poll

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, 468 pages, 1996
 
  72 votes, 19.7%

Dubliners by James Joyce, 207 pages, 1914
 
  40 votes, 10.9%

On the Road by Jack Kerouac, 307 pages, 1957
 
  32 votes, 8.7%

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, 181 pages, 1953
 
  27 votes, 7.4%

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, 127 pages, 1923
 
  24 votes, 6.6%

 
  22 votes, 6.0%

The Wreath (book one of Kristin Lavransdatter) by Sigrid Undset, 305 pages, 1920
 
  18 votes, 4.9%

Swann's Way by Marcel Proust, 468 pages, 1913
 
  17 votes, 4.6%

 
  16 votes, 4.4%

 
  15 votes, 4.1%

Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 104 pages, 1941
 
  14 votes, 3.8%

The Sea Wolf by Jack London, 425 pages, 1904
 
  13 votes, 3.6%

 
  12 votes, 3.3%

Light in August by William Faulkner, 507 pages, 1932
 
  12 votes, 3.3%

 
  10 votes, 2.7%

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay, 189 pages, 1967
 
  9 votes, 2.5%

Peyton Place by Grace Metalious, 384 pages, 1956
 
  7 votes, 1.9%

The Four Just Men by Edgar Wallace, 134 pages, 1905
 
  6 votes, 1.6%

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