First Edition of Sebastian Faulks' Devil May Care
Devil May Care.
Faulks, Sebastian writing as Ian Fleming.$50.00
Item Number: 43644
London: Penguin 007, 2008.
First edition of this James Bond continuation novel. Octavo, original boards, pictorial endpapers. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
The story centers on Bond's investigation into Dr Julius Gorner, a megalomaniac chemist with a deep-seated hatred of England. Faulks wrote the book in the style of Fleming, and the novel carried the credit "Sebastian Faulks writing as Ian Fleming"; he also took the same timeframe as Fleming, setting the novel in 1967, following the events in Fleming's last novel The Man with the Golden Gun. He ignored the influences of the other Bond continuation authors and the films, producing a characterization of Bond in the style of Fleming's. The novel was broadly well received by critics and went into the best-seller lists by the end of the first week of sales, selling 44,093 copies in four days to become the fastest-selling fiction book after the Harry Potter titles.