In the 1960s, James Bond’s creator Ian Fleming had an idea for a series on the “Seven Deadly Sins” and considered writing it for the Sunday Times in London, England.
The series did not materialize for the newspaper, but in 1962, a book was published, containing essays by some of England’s finest writers on each “Sin”.
Fleming wrote the book’s foreword and stated the traditional “Seven Deadly Sins” – pride, envy, anger, sloth, covetousness, gluttony, and lust – were no longer sufficient. He proposed “Seven Deadlier Sins” – snobbery, moral cowardice, hypocrisy, cruelty, self-righteousness, avarice, and malice.
Ian Fleming’s Seven Deadlier Sins – A Collection of Essays takes a look at these vices, as found in the James Bond novels of Ian Fleming.
Dr. Wesley Britton is the author of the chapter titled “Avarice”.
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