James Clavell, born Charles Edmund Dumaresq Clavell was a British novelist, screenwriter, director and World War II hero and POW. Clavell is best known for his epic Asian Saga series of novels and their televised adaptations, along with such films as The Great Escape and To Sir, with Love.
I will be bringing to you guys all the Asian Saga series starting with the first 2 in the series below.
Set in the turbulent days of the founding of Hong Kong in the 1840s. This the story of Dirk Stuan, the ruler - the Tai-Pan - of the most powerful trading comapny in the Far East. He is also a pirate, an opium smuggler, and a master manipulator of men.
This is the saga of Pilot-Major John Blackthorne, and his integration into the struggles and strife of feudal Japan. Starting with his shipwreck, the novel charts Blackthorne's rise from the status of reviled foreigner up to the heights of trusted advisor and eventually, Samurai.
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