Tai-Pan - James Clavell (Paperback)

The Second Novel of the Asian Saga

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Description

The bestselling classic set in the turbulent days of the founding of Hong Kong repackaged for a new generation of readers.

Product Details

Barcode
9780340750698
Department
Books
Released
1 Jul 1999
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
James Clavell
Subtitle
The Second Novel of the Asian Saga
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Series
The Asian Saga
Language
English
Number of Pages
688
Dimensions
197 x 133 x 44mm (488g)

Annotation

The bestselling classic set in the turbulent days of the founding of Hong Kong repackaged for a new generation of readers.

Summary

Set in the turbulent days of the founding of Hong Kong in the 1840s, Tai-Pan is the story of Dirk Struan, the ruler - the Tai-Pan - of the most powerful trading company in the Far East. He is also a pirate, an opium smuggler, and a master manipulator of men. This is the story of his fight to establish himself and his dynasty as the undisputed masters of the Orient.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Historical
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / General
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Literary
BISAC Subject 4
Fiction / Action & Adventure
BISAC Subject 5
Fiction / General
BIC Classification 1
Historical fiction
Dewey Classification
813.54
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

James Clavell, the son of a Royal Navy family, was educated in Portsmouth before, as a young artillery officer, he was captured by the Japanese at the Fall of Singapore. After the war Clavell worked in the film industry producing a number of successful films including To Sir with Love. He died in 1994.