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Shogun : A Novel of Japan

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A bold English adventuer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love. All brought together in a mighty saga of a time and place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust and the struggle for power. "Superbly crafted...grips the reader like a riptide...gets the juices flowing!" -- "Washington Star." "Exciting, totally absorbing...be prepared for late nights, meals unlasting, buisness unattended..." -- "Philadelphia Inquirer." "Adventure and action, the suspense of danger, shocking, touching human relationships...a climactic human story." -- "Los Angeles Times."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1210 pages
  • 109.22 x 185.42 x 50.8mm | 453.59g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0440178002
  • 9780440178002
  • 5,518

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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"Superbly crafted...grips the reader like a riptide...gets the juices flowing!"--Washington Star "Exciting, totally absorbing...be prepared for late nights, meals unlasting, buisness unattended..."--Philadelphia Inquirer "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 "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 Reviewshow more

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A bold English adventuer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love. All brought together in a mighty saga of a time and place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust and the struggle for power.show more

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"Superbly crafted...grips the reader like a riptide...gets the juices flowing!"-Washington Star "Exciting, totally absorbing...be prepared for late nights, meals unlasting, buisness unattended..."-Philadelphia Inquirer "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 "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 Reviewshow more

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116,940 ratings
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4 31% (36,106)
3 12% (13,583)
2 2% (2,400)
1 1% (871)
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