Noble House

Noble House : A Novel of Contemporary Hong Kong

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The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are the days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes -- fire, flood, and 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. "The last time I was so taken with a spellbinding safari was when I read "Gone With The Wind."" -- "Los Angeles Times."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1370 pages
  • 130 x 198.1 x 25.4mm | 464.47g
  • Dell Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0440164842
  • 9780440164845
  • 11,920

About James Clavell

James Clavell, who died in 1994, was a screenwriter, director, producer, and novelist born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Although he wrote the screenplays for a number of acclaimed films, including The Fly (1958), The Great Escape (1963), and To Sir With Love (1967), he is best known for his epic novels in his Asian Saga.show more

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"The last time I was so taken with a spellbinding safari was when I read Gone With The Wind."--Los Angeles Times. "Clavell's biggest triumph yet...storytelling done with dash and panache...a rousing read." --Washington Post "Fiction for addicts...extravagantly romantic...a book that you can get lost in for weeks...staggering complexity...not only is it as long as life, it's also as rich with possibilities." --New York Times "Tremendous entertainment...a seamless marvel of pure storytelling."--Cleveland Plain Dealer "A mesmerizer...spellbinding." --Los Angeles Times "Breathtaking...only terms like colossal, gigantic, titanic, incredible, unbelievable, gargantuan, are properly descriptive....Clavell has made himself the king of super-adventure thrillers." --Chicago Tribune Book Worldshow more

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The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are the days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes -- fire, flood, and 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.show more

Review Text

"The last time I was so taken with a spellbinding safari was when I read Gone With The Wind."-Los Angeles Times. "Clavell's biggest triumph yet...storytelling done with dash and panache...a rousing read." -Washington Post "Fiction for addicts...extravagantly romantic...a book that you can get lost in for weeks...staggering complexity...not only is it as long as life, it's also as rich with possibilities." -New York Times "Tremendous entertainment...a seamless marvel of pure storytelling."-Cleveland Plain Dealer "A mesmerizer...spellbinding." -Los Angeles Times "Breathtaking...only terms like colossal, gigantic, titanic, incredible, unbelievable, gargantuan, are properly descriptive....Clavell has made himself the king of super-adventure thrillers." -Chicago Tribune Book Worldshow more

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