James Clavell

1 Shogun

Author : James Clavell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1983-04-01
Description :  <b>A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love. All brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power.</b><br /><br />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.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> 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.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> 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.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Shogun</i></b><br /><br />“I can’t remember when a novel has seized my mind like this one. . . . It’s not only something you read—you live it.”<b>—<i>New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Adventure and action, the suspense of danger, shocking touching human relationships . . . a climactic human story.”<b>—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A tale surging with action, intrigue and love . . . a huge cast . . . vast and dramatic . . . stunning . . . savage . . . beautiful . . . an extraordinary performance.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Exciting, totally absorbing...be prepared for late nights, meals unlasting, buisness unattended.”<b>—<i>Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b>

2 Tai-Pan

Author : James Clavell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1983-03-01
Description :  <b>“A fabulous epic of the Far East that will disturb and excite you . . . a thrilling and enticing tale of adventure and human relationships . . . dramatic episodes, exotic vignettes and heady descriptive passages.”—<i>Baltimore Sun</i></b><i><br /><br /></i>It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first began to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of an Englishman, Dirk Straun, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable fortress of British power, and to make himself supreme ruler…Tai-Pan!<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Tai-Pan</i></b><br /><br />“Unforgettable.”<b>—Chicago Tribune<br /></b><br />“[James] Clavell is, as always, a matchless tale-spinner.”<b>—<i>Cosmopolitan<br /></i><br /></b>“Every five or six years there appears on the horizon a book so vast in scope, so peopled with bold, colorful characters, it eclipses other efforts. . . . Such a book is <i>Tai-Pan</i>.”<b>—<i>Pittsburgh Press</i></b><i><br /><br /></i>“Grand entertainment...packed with action...gaudy and flanboyant with blood and sin, treachery and conspiracy, sex and murder...fresh and vigorous.” <b>—<i>The&#xa0;</i></b><i><b><i>New York Times</i></b><br /></i>

3 Noble House

Author : James Clavell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1981-02-15
Description :  <i><br /></i>The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes–fire, flood, landslide. Yet they are days filled as well with all the mystery and romance of Hong Kong–the heart of Asia–rich in every trade…money, flesh, opium, power.<i><br /></i><br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

4 Gai-Jin

Author : James Clavell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1993-04-01
Description :  <i><br /></i>The heir to the magnificent English trading company, the Noble House…the direct<i> </i>descendant of the first Toranaga Shogun battling to usher his country into the modern<i> </i>age…a beautiful young French woman forever torn between ambition and desire<i>…</i>Their lives intertwine in an exotic land newly open to foreigners<i>, gai-jin,</i> 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.…<br /><i><br /></i><br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

5 King Rat

Author : James Clavell
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1983-02-01
Description :  The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

6 The Art of War

Author : Sun Tzu & James Clavell
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction  Business & Personal Finance  Management & Leadership 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2014-10-29
Description :  <i>If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle....</i><br /><br />These are the words of ancient Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu, whose now-classic treatise, <b>The Art of War</b>, was written more than 2,500 years ago. Originally a text for victory on the battlefield, the book has vastly transcended its original purpose.<br /><br />Here is a seminal work on the philosophy of successful leadership that is as applicable to contemporary business as it is to war. Today many leading American business schools use the text as required reading for aspiring managers, and even Oliver Stone's award-winning film Wall Street cites <b>The Art of War</b> as a guide to those who strive for success.<br /><br />Now acclaimed novelist James Clavell, for whom Sun Tzu's writing has been an inspiration, gives us a newly edited <b>Art of War</b>. Author of the best-selling Asian saga consisting of <b>Shogun</b>, <b>Tai-Pan</b>, <b>Gai-jin</b>, <b>King Rat</b>, <b>Noble House</b>, and <b>Whirlwind</b>, Clavell first heard about Sun Tzu in Hong Kong in 1977, and since then <b>The Art Of War</b> has been his constant companion--he refers to it frequently in <b>Noble House</b>. He has taken a 1910 translation of the book and clarified it for the contemporary reader. This new edition of <b>The Art Of War</b> is an extraordinary book made even more relevant by an extraordinary editor.

7 The Children's Story

Author : James Clavell
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  1989-10-02
Description :  It was a simple incident in the life of James Clavell—a talk with his young daughter just home from school—that inspired this chilling tale of what could happen in twenty-five quietly devastating minutes. He writes, "<b>The Children's Story</b> came into being that day. It was then that I really realized how vulnerable my child's mind was —any mind, for that matter—under controlled circumstances. Normally I write and rewrite and re-rewrite, but this story came quickly—almost by itself. Barely three words were changed. It pleases me greatly because I kept asking the questions…<br /><br />Questions like, What's the use of 'I pledge allegiance' without understanding? Like Why is it so easy to divert thoughts? Like What is freedom? and Why is so hard to explain?<br /><br /><b>The Children's Story</b> keeps asking me all sorts of questions I cannot answer. Perhaps you can—then your child will...."

8 Ο Βασιλιάς των Αρουραίων

Author : James Clavell
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-03-22
Description :  Κατά τη διάρκεια του Δεύτερου Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου, η κυριότερη προκεχωρημένη βάση της Βρετανίας στην Ασία ήταν η Σιγκαπούρη. Η πτώση της πόλης σήμανε την απώλεια των Δυτικών Ινδιών – και όλων των συμμαχικών δυνάμεων. Εκατόν πενήντα χιλιάδες άντρες πιάστηκαν αιχμάλωτοι και ελάχιστοι απ’ αυτούς κατάφεραν να επιβιώσουν τα σχεδόν τέσσερα χρόνια αιχμαλωσίας.<br /><br /> Στο Τσάνγκι, το πλέον διαβόητο στρατόπεδο αιχμαλώτων πολέμου της Ασίας, μόνο ένας στους δεκαπέντε έγκλειστους είχε τη δύναμη, την τύχη και την εξυπνάδα να επιβιώσει. Η τροφή σπάνιζε και οι συνθήκες ήταν ανυπόφορες, αλλά υπήρχαν τρόποι να απαλύνεις το μαρτύριο, αν γνώριζες τον κατάλληλο άνθρωπο. Αυτός ο άνθρωπος ήταν ο αποκαλούμενος Βασιλιάς, αλλά είχε κι εκείνος την τιμή του – και σε ένα στρατόπεδο διαβόητο για τη σκληρότητα, την αδικία και τη διαφθορά του, ήταν ο πιο μισητός απ’ όλους…<br /><br /> Ο «Βασιλιάς των Αρουραίων» είναι μια ιστορία επιβίωσης, το καλύτερο μυθιστόρημα της αγγλικής γλώσσας για τα στρατόπεδα αιχμαλώτων πολέμου των Ιαπώνων. Μία μυθιστορηματική αφήγηση του τρόμου εκείνων των ημερών από την πένα του αριστοτέχνη James Clavell, που επέζησε του Τσάνγκι και ξέρει τι είναι ικανός να κάνει κανείς για να επιβιώσει…<br /><br /> Ο James Clavell είναι ο συγγραφέας των αριστουργημάτων «Shogun», «Tai-Pan», «Noble House», «Whirlwind» και σεναριογράφος επιτυχιών όπως οι «Στον Κύριό μας με Αγάπη», «Η Μύγα», «Η Μεγάλη Απόδραση». Αλλά όλα ξεκίνησαν από το «Βασιλιά των Αρουραίων», το πιο προσωπικό μυθιστόρημα του Clavell, που τον βοήθησε να εξωτερικεύσει την οργή και να εξορκίσει τον πόνο που βίωσε στον πόλεμο, προσφέροντάς μας ένα από τα μεγαλύτερα λογοτεχνικά αριστουργήματα.

9 Gai-Jin

Author : James Clavell
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2018-05-30
Description :  <b><i>Gai-Jin</i> è il terzo romanzo della saga asiatica di James Clavell e ha come sfondo il Giappone della seconda metà del XIX secolo.</b> <br />Clavell ci descrive l’epopea di un’epoca e di una civiltà raffinata, violenta e sottoposta a una rigida tradizione colta nel momento dell’inarrestabile declino. <br /><br />È il 1862 e il potere dello Shōgun si indebolisce sempre di più: tra le fazioni rivali si accende una lotta senza scrupoli per impadronirsi dell’Impero. <br />A Yokohama, anche i gai-jin, gli odiati stranieri, cercano di trarre profitto dallo scompiglio per imporre il proprio Tai-Pan sulla dinastia degli shogunati.

10 Tai-Pan

Author : James Clavell
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2018-05-30
Description :  <b><i>Tai-Pan</i> è il secondo romanzo della saga asiatica di James Clavell.</b> <br /><br />Intorno alla metà del XIX secolo, Hong Kong è solo un porto naturale abitato da poveri pescatori. Ma Dirk Struan, capo di una delle maggiori compagnie mercantili operanti in Estremo Oriente, intuisce che quel pezzetto di terra battuta dai tifoni potrà diventare la base per l’espansione commerciale inglese in Asia. È un uomo coraggioso, tagliato per il comando, rispettato dai cinesi che lo chiamano Tai-Pan, signore assoluto. <br />Per realizzare il suo sogno, però, dovrà affrontare nemici senza scrupoli in una lotta implacabile. Una storia di passioni e violenze, ma anche l’epopea di un’epoca che vide l’inizio del declino del Celeste Impero e la nascita della colonia più ricca d’Oriente.

11 Shōgun

Author : James Clavell
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2018-05-30
Description :  <b>Sullo sfondo di una civiltà raffinata, violenta e sottoposta a una rigida divisione in caste, un romanzo avvincente (il primo della saga asiatica di Clavell) fatto di avventure, intrighi, amore, filosofia orientale e storia, che tra massime zen e battaglie cruente alterna fino all’ultima pagina poesia e tensione narrativa.</b> <br /><br />Partito alla volta dell’Oriente per il monopolio olandese del commercio con Cina e Giappone, John Blackthorne, comandante dell’Erasmus, si ritrova costretto da una tremenda tempesta al naufragio in un villaggio di pescatori nel Giappone feudale del XV secolo. In un mondo sconosciuto e lontano, Blackthorne deve trovare il modo di sopravvivere. Grazie al suo coraggio, che lo condurrà sulla via dei samurai, con il soprannome di Anjin (il navigatore) diventerà il fido aiutante dello Shōgun e nella sua ascesa al potere conoscerà l’amore impossibile per la bella e ambigua Mariko.



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