the success of its previous Ian Fleming omnibuses,
Penguin Modern Classics published ten major novels
individually on 3rd June 2004.
The original covers were then updated
in 2008 as part of the Ian Fleming centenary and
also to bring the designs inline with the rest of
the Penguin range.
Some of the photographic cover
artwork stayed the same, but some covers were changed
to include shots of Sean Connery as 007 and more
relevant props. The updates were not without error
though, as the latest edition of "Thunderball" uses
a still from the 1967 movie "You Only Live Twice".
The original 2004 covers are shown at the end of
this page for comparison.
A new short story collection entitles "Quantum
of Solace" was added to the line-up to coincide
with the 2008 movie. The "Quantum of Solace" compendium
contains all nine James Bond short stories written
by Ian Fleming.