[59] From November 1956 sales of Diamonds Are Forever, and Fleming's other novels, all rose following the visit of the Prime Minister, Sir Anthony Eden, to Fleming's Goldeneye estate to recuperate following the Suez Crisis; Eden's stay was much reported in the British press. [40] Kellerman considers that "Fleming's depiction of Las Vegas in the '50s is wickedly spot on and one of the finest renditions of time and place in contemporary crime fiction. Hardback Information Literary John Gardner (1981-1996)Licence Renewed -- For Special Services -- Icebreaker -- Role of Honour -- Nobody Lives For Ever -- No Deals, Mr. The chase for Penelope's necklace is on! James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007, James Bond uncollected and other miscellaneous short stories, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Diamonds_Are_Forever_(novel)&oldid=986373399, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 31 October 2020, at 12:56. [48], The cultural historian Jeremy Black points to the theme of international travel in Diamonds Are Forever, which was still a novelty to most people in Britain at the time. Rufus Saye (the mysterious "ABC" contact Tiffany had in London) arrives. Diamonds Are Forever is the soundtrack by John Barry for the seventh James Bond film of the same name. With the collapse of the rest of the pipeline, Jack Spang (who turns out to be ABC) shuts down his diamond-smuggling pipeline by killing its participants. [55] As with the three previous Bond books, the first edition of 12,500 copies sold out quickly;[56] the US edition was published in October 1956 by Macmillan. " Diamonds Are Forever " is the theirteenth episode of Forever. When he goes to make the payment, he witnesses two homosexual thugs, Wint and Kidd, attack the jockey. Bond changes the railway points and re-routes the train onto a dead-end, and shoots Spang before the resulting crash. Page Tools. I mean, not the gum. Bond's job is to travel down the "pipeline" as far as he can and find out who is behind it all. [44], The journalist and author Christopher Hitchens observes that "the central paradox of the classic Bond stories is that, although superficially devoted to the Anglo-American war against communism, they are full of contempt and resentment for America and Americans";[47] Benson sees that Diamonds Are Forever contains examples of Fleming's feelings of superiority towards American culture, including his description of the sleaziness of Las Vegas. He is very helpful and friendly. Sean Connery sebagai James Bond; Jill St. John sebagai Tiffany Case; Charles Gray sebagao Ernst Stavro Blofeld; Jimmy Dean sebagai Willard Whyte Diamonds are Forever. Diamonds Are Forever on IMDb Diamonds Are Forever, published in 1956, is the fourth James Bond novel written by Ian Fleming. [46], According to Benson the main theme of Diamonds Are Forever is expressed in the title, with the permanency of the gemstones held in contrast to other aspects of the story, particularly love and life.