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It was first published by Jonathan Cape on 11 April It marked a change of format for Fleming, who had previously written James Bond stories only as full-length novels. The collection contains five short stories: Four of the stories were adaptations of plots for a television series that was never filmed, while the fifth Fleming had written previously but not published.

Fleming undertook some minor experiments with uildebrand format, including a story written as an homage to W. Somerset Maughaman author he greatly admired. Plot elements from “The Hildebrand Rarity” were used in the sixteenth Bond film, Licence to Killand the twenty-fourth Bond film Spectre references the title. Bond investigates the murder of a motorcycle dispatch-rider and the theft of his top-secret documents by a motorcycle-riding assassin.

Since Bond is already in Paris, his superior, Msends him to assist in the investigation in any way he can. Bond hildebrnd himself as a dispatch-rider and follows the same journey to Station F as the previous rider: Bond, however, hipdebrand ready and kills the assassin.

He then uncovers the assassin’s hidden base of operations. They are killed by two Cuban hitmen at the direction of their leader, Major Gonzales; all three work for von Hammerstein. The Havelocks turn out to be close friends of Mwho served darity the groom’s best man during their wedding in M subsequently gives Bond a voluntary assignment, unconnected to sanctioned Secret Service duties, to travel to Vermont via Canada, find von Hammerstein at his rented estate at Echo Lake and assassinate him as a warning to future criminals who might think to target British citizens.

When Bond arrives on the scene, he finds the Havelocks’ hiledbrand, Judywho intends to carry out her own mission of revenge rariry a bow and arrow.

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A shoot-out then occurs between Bond and Gonzales and the two Cuban gunmen. Bond kills all of them and returns to Canada with Judy, who has been wounded during the gunfight. After completing a mission in the BahamasBond is in Nassau and attends a dinner party at Government House. When the other guests have left, Bond remarks that, if he ever marries, he imagines it would be nice to marry an air hostess. The Governor then tells Bond the story of a relationship between a former civil servant Philip Masters and air hostess Rhoda Llewellyn.

After meeting aboard a flight to London, the couple married and went to live in Bermuda ; but, after a time, Rhoda began a long open affair with the eldest son of a rich Bermudian family. As a result, Masters’ work deteriorated, and he suffered a nervous breakdown.

After recovering, he was given a break from Bermuda by the Governor and sent on an assignment to Washington. Upon his return, Masters was determined to end his marriage; and he divided their home into two sections, half to each of them and refused to have rarrity to do with his wife in private—although they continued to appear as a couple in public. He eventually returned to the UK alone, leaving Rhoda with unpaid debts and stranded in Bermuda—a cruel act which he would have been incapable of carrying out just a few months earlier.

The Governor hiodebrand his point to Bond: Despite rarjty success of Masters’ plan to take revenge on his unfaithful wife, he never recovered emotionally. After a time, Rhoda married a rich Canadian. The Governor then reveals that the dinner companions whom Bond found dull were in fact Rhoda and her rich Canadian husband. Bond is sent by M to investigate a drug-smuggling operation based in Italy that is sending narcotics to England. When Bond sets out to find more information on Colombo, he is captured and brought aboard Colombo’s ship, the Colombina.


Colombo informs Bond that Kristatos is actually the one in charge of the drug smuggling operation, and that Kristatos is backed by the Russians. Colombo agrees to help Bond by providing information about things “as long as none of it comes back to Italy”; Bond agrees to help Colombo eliminate Kristatos.

Bond, Colombo, and his men sail the Colombina to Santa Maria where they find Kristatos’s ship at dock and his men unloading a cargo of drugs into a warehouse.

They attack Kristatos’s operation and Bond discovers Kristatos lurking behind the warehouse, preparing to detonate a bomb to kill Colombo. Kristatos tries to escape, but Bond kills him. Bond is on an assignment in the Seychelles Islands; through Fidele Barbey, his influential and well-connected local contact, he meets an uncouth American millionaire named Milton Krest, who challenges the two to aid him in the search for a rare fish, the Hildebrand Rarity.

During the journey, Bond learns that Milton verbally and physically abuses everyone around him, especially his wife—whom he punishes with the use of a stingray tail he dubs “The Corrector”. Krest finds the Hildebrand Rarity and kills it—along rrarity many other fish—by pouring poison into the water.

The Wavekrest then sets sail for port. Along the way Krest gets very drunk, insults Bond and Barbey, and tells his wife he will beat her again with the stingray tail. Later that night, Bond hears Krest choking; investigating, Bond hildebrxnd that Krest has been murdered—apparently by having the rare fish stuffed down his throat.

So as not to be hildehrand in a murder investigation, Bond throws Krest overboard and cleans up the scene of the crime, making it look as though Krest fell overboard after one of the ropes holding his hammock broke.

Bond suspects both Barbey and Mrs. Krest, but is unsure which is responsible. Krest invites Bond to sail with her to Mombasa—his next destination—aboard the Wavekresthe accepts her invitation with reservations.

Continuation Bond author Raymond Benson notes that two hipdebrand the stories “Quantum of Solace” and “The Hildebrand Rarity” are experimental for Fleming, while the remaining three are straightforward Bond adventures.

An aspect of Bond’s relationship with M is shown in “For Your Eyes Only”, with Bond taking the decision from M’s raarity about what should happen to the murderers of M’s friends, the Havelocks; the scene also shows the reader about the weight of command and M’s indecision as to what path to follow. World War II again makes an appearance in the stories: Justice and revenge are themes that run through two of the stories. In “For Your Eyes Only” the idea of revenge is looked at from a number of angles: Bond’s, M’s, and Judy Havelock’s, [8] and each has a different interpretation.

Bond’s approach to killing is also dissected in “For Your Eyes Only”, while the morality of killing is a theme in “The Hildebrand Rarity”. In the summer ofCBS television commissioned Fleming to write episodes of a television show based on the James Bond character. This deal came about after the success of the television adaptation of Casino Royale as an episode of the CBS television series Climax!

hildebrajd Fleming agreed to the deal, and began to write outlines for the series; however, CBS later dropped the idea. Later, the hospital is bombed, leaving Drax with amnesia and a disfigured face.

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The story was originally entitled Man’s Work [9] and was set in Vermontwhere Fleming had spent a number of summers at his friend Ivar Bryce’s Black Hollow Farm, which became the model for von Hammerstein’s hideaway, Echo Lake.

As thanks for the story, Fleming bought Blackwell a Cartier watch. In Fleming holidayed with his wife Ann in Venice and at the Lido peninsula ; Fleming was a great admirer of Thomas Mann ‘s work Death in Venice[16] which was based on the Lido and the Flemings visited it for that reason, using the location as the backdrop for “Risico”.


In April Fleming flew to the Seychelles via Bombay to report for The Sunday Times on a treasure hunt; although the hunt was not as exciting as he hoped, Hildebrannd used many of the details of the island for “The Hildebrand Rarity”.

Milton was the code name of a Greek sea captain who ferried British soldiers and agents through German patrols and who received the Distinguished Service Order and an MBEwhilst Krest was the name of tonic and ginger beer Fleming drank in Seychelles.

For Your Eyes Only was published on 11 April in the UK as a hardcover edition by publishers Jonathan Cape ; [23] it was pages long and cost fifteen shillings. Artist Richard Chopping once again provided the cover art for the book. On 18 March Fleming had written to Chopping about the cover he had undertaken for Goldfingersaying that: No one in the history of thrillers has had such a totally brilliant artistic collaborator! Francis Ileswriting in The Guardiannoting the short-story format, “thought it better than the novels” [26] and wrote that “the first story is full of the old wild improbabilities, but one of the others has a positively Maughamish flavour.

Ian Fleming beyond reason or be unable to read them at all.

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Perhaps all that mattress pounding is taking it out of poor Bond”. The critic for The Times reflected that “the mood of For Your Eyes Only is, in fact, a good deal more sober and, perhaps, weary rarkty before”; [29] the critic also thought that the short form worked well with Bond, and that “the girls, though a short story allows them only walk-on parts, are as wild and luscious as ever”. Fleming’s licensed assassin is in pretty good form. Four of the five short stories in For Your Eyes Only were adapted into comic strips published in the British newspaper Daily Express and subsequently syndicated around the world.

The first three stories were adapted by Henry Gammidge and illustrated by John McLusky and appeared in the newspaper between 3 April uildebrand 9 December No anthology by Titan Books. It was adapted by Jim Lawrence and illustrated by Yaroslav Horak. The film also changes the name of the Havelock’s daughter, Judy, to Melina. Hildebrannd of the title of the story From a View to a Kill was used for the Bond film A View hildenrand a Killwith hikdebrand of the story used in this or any other film to date.

Milton Krest, his foundation, the Wavekrestand “the Corrector” were incorporated into the film Licence to Kill starring Timothy Dalton as Bond. Quantum of Solace was chosen as the hildebrnd of the 22nd Bond film ; none of the story was used for the film’s plot.

If you are not respecting each other, it’s over, and at the end of the last movie Bond doesn’t have that because his girlfriend has been killed. On 1 January the original Fleming novels rariyy short stories entered the public domain in countries in which the length of copyright remains at the Berne Convention minimum of the life of the author plus 50 years. If completed, the film will only be able to be released in Canada, China and other countries in which the copyright has expired.

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