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THE BOURNE NOVELS


Robert Ludlum
Eric Van Lustbader

Ludlum trilogy

Robert Ludlum created the original trilogy of spy novels based around Jason Bourne (David Webb). These were "The Bourne Identity", "The Bourne Supremacy" and "The Bourne Ultimatum". The original novel was adapated to movies twice, once as a telemovie, and once as a feature film. The other two novels, have also been adapted to film, starting a successful film franchise with highly positive reviews from critics. The novels involve an opposing superspy terrorist, and the CIA betrayal theme of the first novel is less evident, whereas the feature films focus on CIA betrayal.

The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity is the first novel of Robert Ludlum's original Bourne trilogy and the first novel of the franchise overall. It success led the book to be adapted twice into films, one in 1980 and another in 2002.

The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Supremacy is the second novel of Robert Ludlum's original trilogy and the second novel of the franchise overall. The novel was adapted into a film of the same name on 2004.

The Bourne Ultimatum


The Bourne Ultimatum is the last novel of Robert Ludlum's original trilogy (before the latter's death) and the third novel of the franchise overall. Just as the previous novels, it was adapted into film. The film was released in 2007.

Eric van Lustbader series

Eric Van Lustbader continued the series after Ludlum's death, and the release of the first Bourne feature film. These draw out the theme of facing opposing superspies.

The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy first novel of Eric Van Lustbader's continuation of the franchise and the fourth novel overall. The novel was adapted into film in 2012. However the novel and the film only have one point in common: the title. The film has a completely different plot than the novel, to the extent that the film stars a new character named Aaron Cross instead of Jason Bourne.

The Bourne Betrayal

Main article: The Bourne Betrayal


The Bourne Sanction

Main article: The Bourne Sanction


The Bourne Deception

Main article: The Bourne Deception


The Bourne Objective

Main article: The Bourne Objective


The Bourne Dominion

Main article: The Bourne Dominion


The Bourne Imperative

Main article: The Bourne Imperative


The Bourne Retribution


The Bourne Ascendancy

Main article: The Bourne Ascendancy


The Bourne Enigma

Main article: The Bourne Enigma


The Bourne Initiative

Main article: The Bourne Initiative


The Bourne Nemesis

Main article: The Bourne Nemesis
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