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Book Shogun

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Clavell
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 0385343248
  • Pages : 1010 pages

Download or read book Shogun written by James Clavell and published by Delta. This book was released on 2009 with total page 1010 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In medieval Japan, a beautiful woman is torn between two ways of life when she meets an English adventurer.

Book Sh  gun

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Clavell
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Release : 2018-09-11
  • ISBN : 198253754X
  • Pages : 1483 pages

Download or read book Sh gun written by James Clavell and published by Blackstone Publishing. This book was released on 2018-09-11 with total page 1483 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After Englishman John Blackthorne is lost at sea, he awakens in a place few Europeans know of and even fewer have seen—Nippon. Thrust into the closed society that is seventeenth-century Japan, a land where the line between life and death is razor-thin, Blackthorne must negotiate not only a foreign people, with unknown customs and language, but also his own definitions of morality, truth, and freedom. As internal political strife and a clash of cultures lead to seemingly inevitable conflict, Blackthorne’s loyalty and strength of character are tested by both passion and loss, and he is torn between two worlds that will each be forever changed. Powerful and engrossing, capturing both the rich pageantry and stark realities of life in feudal Japan, Shōgun is a critically acclaimed powerhouse of a book. Heart-stopping, edge-of-your-seat action melds seamlessly with intricate historical detail and raw human emotion. Endlessly compelling, this sweeping saga captivated the world to become not only one of the best-selling novels of all time but also one of the highest-rated television miniseries, as well as inspiring a nationwide surge of interest in the culture of Japan. Shakespearean in both scope and depth, Shōgun is, as the New York Times put it, “...not only something you read—you live it.” Provocative, absorbing, and endlessly fascinating, there is only one: Shōgun.

Book Shogun

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Clavell
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-06-20
  • ISBN : 1848943121
  • Pages : 1136 pages

Download or read book Shogun written by James Clavell and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-06-20 with total page 1136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Clavell never puts a foot wrong . . . Get it, read it, you'll enjoy it mightily' Daily Mirror This is James Clavell's tour-de-force; an epic saga of one Pilot-Major John Blackthorne, and his integration into the struggles and strife of feudal Japan. Both entertaining and incisive, SHOGUN is a stunningly dramatic re-creation of a very different world. Starting with his shipwreck on this most alien of shores, the novel charts Blackthorne's rise from the status of reviled foreigner up to the hights of trusted advisor and eventually, Samurai. All as civil war looms over the fragile country. 'I can't remember when a novel has seized my mind like this one. It's irresistable, maybe unforgettable. Clavell creates a world so enveloping you forget who and where you are' - New York Times

Book Gai Jin

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Clavell
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Release : 2021-01-05
  • ISBN : 1094188034
  • Pages : 1589 pages

Download or read book Gai Jin written by James Clavell and published by Blackstone Publishing. This book was released on 2021-01-05 with total page 1589 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This epic novel by master writer James Clavell, loosely based on the Namamugi Incident and Anglo-Satsuma War that took place in the late 1800s, is a richly researched, panoramic view of Japan’s budding relationship with the Western powers, its sweeping societal changes, and the political upheaval that followed. As Malcolm Struan, the son of Culum and Tess Struan, and a small band of Westerners travel down the Tōkaidō road, they are attacked by two Satsuma samurai, who mortally wound John Canterbury and seriously injure Malcolm, who then finds reprieve in the merchant village of Yokohama after a narrow escape facilitated by the unscathed Angelique. Angelique Richaud, Malcolm’s penniless but beautiful French companion, is thrown into a world of political intrigue, fierce devotion, unstable family dynamics, blackmail, and secrets as the trading houses battle for supremacy. With a cast of dynamic and fully recognized characters, Gai-Jin spins a tale of passionate love affairs, devastating loss, intense power struggles, and the fight to survive and thrive in a hostile new land that will leave readers longing for another foray into Clavell’s extraordinary Asian Saga.

Book Sho  gun  Part One

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Clavell
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Release :
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 714 pages

Download or read book Sho gun Part One written by James Clavell and published by Blackstone Publishing. This book was released on with total page 714 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By the #1 New York Times bestselling author and unparalleled master of historical fiction, James Clavell’s Shogun is soon to be a major FX/Hulu TV series! Shogun, the classic epic novel of feudal Japan that captured the heart of a culture and the imagination of the world, is now available for the first time in serial format. Part One contains the first half of the complete novel. After Englishman John Blackthorne is lost at sea, he awakens in a place few Europeans know of and even fewer have seen—Nippon. Thrust into the closed society that is seventeenth-century Japan, a land where the line between life and death is razor-thin, Blackthorne must negotiate not only a foreign people, with unknown customs and language, but also his own definitions of morality, truth, and freedom. As internal political strife and a clash of cultures lead to seemingly inevitable conflict, Blackthorne’s loyalty and strength of character are tested by both passion and loss, and he is torn between two worlds that will each be forever changed. Powerful and engrossing, capturing both the rich pageantry and stark realities of life in feudal Japan, Shogun is a critically acclaimed powerhouse of a book. Heart-stopping, edge-of-your-seat action melds seamlessly with intricate historical detail and raw human emotion. Endlessly compelling, this sweeping saga captivated the world to become not only one of the best-selling novels of all time but one of the highest-rated television miniseries, as well as inspiring a nationwide surge of interest in the culture of Japan. Shakespearean in both scope and depth, Shogun is, as the New York Times put it, ‘'not only something you read—you live it.’‘ Also available: Shogun: Part Two

Book Tai Pan

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Clavell
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Release : 2018-09-18
  • ISBN : 1982537574
  • Pages : 889 pages

Download or read book Tai Pan written by James Clavell and published by Blackstone Publishing. This book was released on 2018-09-18 with total page 889 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “There can only be one Tai-Pan.” Dirk Struan rose from humble beginnings to build Struan & Company, also known as the Noble House, into the world’s largest Far East trading company. He is now the Tai-Pan—Supreme Leader—of all Tai-Pans in China. Along the way, however, he made a powerful enemy. Tyler Brock, Struan’s rival from their early opium-smuggling days, also heads a large trading fleet, second in size only to Struan’s. But it is not only silks and spices that drive their mutual companies’ wealth—the opium trade is still booming. War between England and China might be over, but the hostilities remain. Struan and Brock come to control much of England’s trade with China yet neither can control their desires or their hatred of each other. Over the years, their two families will cross paths, threatening to rip both apart, with reverberations that will echo across the generations. Struan must fight to save his company and his family, or risk seeing everything he has created destroyed at the hands of his sworn enemy. Ambition, political intrigue, and love and lust weave their way throughout the novel the New York Times called, “grand entertainment...packed with action...with blood and sin, treachery and conspiracy, sex and murder.” East and West come together in an opulent and intricately plotted narrative. A tour-de-force of historical fiction, rich in detail yet eminently readable, Tai-Pan will stay with you long after the final page.

Book Gai Jin

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Clavell
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-06-20
  • ISBN : 1848943148
  • Pages : 1232 pages

Download or read book Gai Jin written by James Clavell and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-06-20 with total page 1232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A herculean achievement . . . strong plot and strong characterisation' The Times It is 1862 and Japan is a land in chaos as the power of the Shogun wanes and the rival factions plan to restore the Emperor. In Yokohama, the gai-jin, the hated foreigners, seek to profit from the chaos. At the head of the Noble House - and heir to the title of Tai-Pan - stands Malcolm Struan, who is determined to become his own man and marry the woman he loves. At the head of the Shogunate party is the Lord Yoshi, a direct descendant of Shogun Toranaga, who shares all of his ancestor's cunning and ambition. 'A passionate portrait of suffering . . . a strange and gripping tale of a nation's deflowerment' Mail on Sunday

Book Sh  gun

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Clavell
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780385343244
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Sh gun written by James Clavell and published by Delta. This book was released on 2009 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: SOON TO BE AN FX LIMITED SERIES - A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life. All brought together in an extraordinary saga aflame with passion, conflict, ambition, and the struggle for power. Here is the world-famous novel of Japan that is the earliest book in James Clavell's masterly Asian saga. Set in the year 1600, it tells the story of a bold English pilot whose ship was blown ashore in Japan, where he encountered two people who were to change his life: a warlord with his own quest for power, and a beautiful interpreter torn between two ways of life and two ways of love. The principal figures are John Blackthorne, whose dream it is to be the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe, to wrest control of the trade between Japan and China from Portuguese, and to return home a man of wealth and position; Toranaga, the most powerful feudal lord in Japan, who strives and schemes to seize ultimate power by becoming Shogun--the Supreme Military Dictator--and to unite the warring samurai fiefdoms under his own masterly and farsighted leadership; and the Lady Mariko, a Catholic convert whose conflicting loyalties to the Church and her country are compounded when she falls in love with Blackthorne, the barbarian intruder. In dramatizing how a Westerner, the representative man of his time, comes to be altered by his exposure to an alien culture, Mr. Clavell provides a spellbinding depiction of a nation seething with violence and intrigue as it moves from the medieval world to the modern. Praise for Shogun "I can't remember when a novel has seized my mind like this one. . . . It's not only something you read--you live it."--New York Times Book Review "Adventure and action, the suspense of danger, shocking touching human relationships . . . a climactic human story."--Los Angeles Times "A tale surging with action, intrigue and love . . . a huge cast . . . vast and dramatic . . . stunning . . . savage . . . beautiful . . . an extraordinary performance."--Publishers Weekly "Exciting, totally absorbing...be prepared for late nights, meals unlasting, buisness unattended."--Philadelphia Inquirer

Book Sh  gun  Part Two

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Clavell
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Release : 2024-01-02
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 866 pages

Download or read book Sh gun Part Two written by James Clavell and published by Blackstone Publishing. This book was released on 2024-01-02 with total page 866 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By the #1 New York Times bestselling author and unparalleled master of historical fiction, James Clavell’s Shogun is soon to be a major FX/Hulu TV series! Shogun, the classic epic novel of feudal Japan that captured the heart of a culture and the imagination of the world, is now available for the first time in serial format. Part Two contains the second half of the complete novel. After Englishman John Blackthorne is lost at sea, he awakens in a place few Europeans know of and even fewer have seen—Nippon. Thrust into the closed society that is seventeenth-century Japan, a land where the line between life and death is razor-thin, Blackthorne must negotiate not only a foreign people, with unknown customs and language, but also his own definitions of morality, truth, and freedom. As internal political strife and a clash of cultures lead to seemingly inevitable conflict, Blackthorne’s loyalty and strength of character are tested by both passion and loss, and he is torn between two worlds that will each be forever changed. Powerful and engrossing, capturing both the rich pageantry and stark realities of life in feudal Japan, Shogun is a critically acclaimed powerhouse of a book. Heart-stopping, edge-of-your-seat action melds seamlessly with intricate historical detail and raw human emotion. Endlessly compelling, this sweeping saga captivated the world to become not only one of the best-selling novels of all time but one of the highest-rated television miniseries, as well as inspiring a nationwide surge of interest in the culture of Japan. Shakespearean in both scope and depth, Shogun is, as the New York Times put it, ‘'not only something you read—you live it.’‘ Also available: Shogun: Part One

Book Noble House

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Clavell
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Release : 2021-01-05
  • ISBN : 1094188077
  • Pages : 1661 pages

Download or read book Noble House written by James Clavell and published by Blackstone Publishing. This book was released on 2021-01-05 with total page 1661 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taking place over the course of an eventful week in 1963 Hong Kong, James Clavell’s Noble House is a masterfully woven novel of true suspense. Ian Dunross, the current tai-pan of the illustrious yet financially troubled Struan empire, is racing to undo the damage his predecessor left behind and to once again stand on stable ground. And he’ll do whatever it takes—including striking a hard-fought deal with an American millionaire. But his rival, Quillan Gornt, has other plans. Suddenly caught in a dubious plot involving Soviet spies, Hong Kong’s criminal underground, and the hostile takeover of his company, Dunross holds nothing back in the fight for the Noble House. Espionage, mayhem, and high-stakes betrayals make Noble House Clavell’s most prolific and imaginatively crafted narrative in the Asian Saga.

Book Sh  gun

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Clavell
  • Publisher : Dell Publishing Company
  • Release : 1986
  • ISBN : 0440178002
  • Pages : 1210 pages

Download or read book Sh gun written by James Clavell and published by Dell Publishing Company. This book was released on 1986 with total page 1210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An explorer in seventeenth-century Japan, ambitious Englishman Blackthorne encounters the powerful and power-hungry Lord Toranaga and Catholic convert Lady Mariko. Reissue.

Book Escape

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Clavell
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Release : 2018-09-18
  • ISBN : 1982537701
  • Pages : 480 pages

Download or read book Escape written by James Clavell and published by Blackstone Publishing. This book was released on 2018-09-18 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tehran, Iran 1979: Simmering religious tensions explode and the Shah is forced to flee Iran. A British helicopter company—secretly owned by the Noble House of Hong Kong—with a fleet of helicopters registered in Iran faces bankruptcy if their copters are claimed or destroyed by the uprising. The pilots need to escape, but they’ve built lives in Iran, some even have families. Finnish pilot Erikki Yokkonen has married Azadeh, an Iranian woman of noble birth, whose family is caught up in the political situation exploding around them. Tasked with saving as many of the helicopters as he can and desperate to save his love, Erikki and Azadeh become caught up in the events around them. Threaded throughout master storyteller James Clavell’s novel Whirlwind much like a shimmering strand of silk woven through an elaborate Persian carpet, is the love story of two people from different backgrounds. They have been brought together by a love stronger than either one, a love stronger than the revolutionary fires that burn all around them. A moving story, expertly told, unthreaded from the original masterwork, and allowed to stand on its own, brilliantly.

Book James Clavell s Sh  gun

Download or read book James Clavell s Sh gun written by James Clavell and published by . This book was released on 1975 with total page 802 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After John Blackthorne shipwrecks in Japan, he makes himself useful to a feudal lord in a power struggle with another and becomes a samurai.

Book King Rat

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Clavell
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Release : 2018-09-18
  • ISBN : 1982537612
  • Pages : 528 pages

Download or read book King Rat written by James Clavell and published by Blackstone Publishing. This book was released on 2018-09-18 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Japanese POW camp Changi, Singapore: hell on earth for the soldiers contained within its barbed wire walls. Officers and enlisted men, all prisoners together, yet the old hierarchies and rivalries survive. An American corporal, known as the King, has used his personality and wiles to facilitate trading with guards and locals to get needed food, supplies, even information into the camp. The imprisoned upper-class officers have never had to do things for themselves, and now they are reduced to wearing rags while the King’s clean shirt, gained through guts and moxie, seems like luxury in comparison. In the camp, everything has its price and everything is for sale. But trading is illegal—and the King has made a formidable enemy. Robin Grey, the provost marshal, hates the King and all he represents. Grey, though he grew up modestly, fervently believes in the British class system: everyone should know their place, and he knows the King’s place is at the bottom. The King does have a friend in Peter Marlowe, who, though wary of the King and himself a product of the British system, finds himself drawn to the charismatic man who just might be the only one who can save them from both the inhumanity of the prison camp but also from themselves. Powerful and engrossing, King Rat artfully weaves the author’s own World War II prison camp experiences into a compelling narrative of survival amidst the grim realities of war and what men can do when pushed to the edge. A taut masterwork of World War II historical fiction by bestselling author James Clavell.

Book Gai Jin

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Clavell
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780385343275
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Gai Jin written by James Clavell and published by Delta. This book was released on 2009 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The heir to the magnificent English trading company, the Noble House...the direct descendant of the first Toranaga Shogun battling to usher his country into the modern age...a beautiful young French woman forever torn between ambition and desire...Their lives intertwine in an exotic land newly open to foreigners, gai-jin, torn apart by greed, idealism, and terrorism. Their passions mingle with monarchs and diplomats, assassins, courtesans and spies. Their fates collide in James Clavell's latest masterpiece set in nineteenth-century Japan--an unforgettable epic seething with betrayal and secrets, brutality and heroism, love and forbidden passions....

Book Sh  gun

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Clavell
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton Limited
  • Release : 1975
  • ISBN : 9780340766163
  • Pages : 1125 pages

Download or read book Sh gun written by James Clavell and published by Hodder & Stoughton Limited. This book was released on 1975 with total page 1125 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is James Clavell's tour-de-force; an epic saga of one Pilot-Major John Blackthorne, and his integration into the struggles and strife of feudal Japan. Both entertaining and incisive, SHOGUN is a stunningly dramatic re-creation of a very different world. Starting with his shipwreck on this most alien of shores, the novel charts Blackthorne's rise from the status of reviled foreigner up to the heights of trusted advisor and eventually, Samurai. All as civil war looms over the fragile country.

Book Whirlwind

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Clavell
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Release : 2018-09-18
  • ISBN : 1982537736
  • Pages : 1564 pages

Download or read book Whirlwind written by James Clavell and published by Blackstone Publishing. This book was released on 2018-09-18 with total page 1564 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tehran, Iran 1979: Simmering religious tensions finally explode, and the Iranian people rise up against the Shah. The country, once secular, is now thrown back into an orthodoxy that threatens to tear it apart. The United States and Russia go on high alert, with warships heading to the Middle East. The region becomes a powder keg, waiting to explode. Caught up in the revolution are a British helicopter company and its pilots. The oil fields of Iran need helicopters to ferry workers and administrators, and when the main US aviation company pulls out of Iran fearing what might come next, S-G Helicopters steps in to fill the void. Soon they realize that they, too, must leave or risk losing all their machines to whomever takes control of the country. The company risks bankruptcy if that happens—which would ruin Andrew Gallavan and reveal that the company is actually owned by a secret Hong Kong–based consortium: Noble House, controlled by the Struan family. Caught in between is his son, Scot, a pilot in Iran who must help save his father’s company, but also the other pilots and their families. In a risky move, the pilots concoct a plan to get their choppers out of Iran. But will they be able to escape a country crumbling around them before it’s too late? A rich panoply of characters brings to life the events of forty years ago, events that even now have ramifications throughout the Middle East and beyond. Fast-paced and full of action and intrigue, Whirlwind is an intricately plotted and detailed tale of war, love, and the ingenuity of the human spirit, told by James Clavell, the unparalleled master of historical fiction.