Popular Preorders

Tai-Pan (Asian Saga #2) (Paperback)

Tai-Pan (Asian Saga #2) Cover Image
$18.00
Not Available - Possibly Out of Print

Other Books in Series

This is book number 2 in the Asian Saga series.

Description


“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.”—Baltimore Sun

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!

Praise for Tai-Pan

“Unforgettable.”—Chicago Tribune

“[James] Clavell is, as always, a matchless tale-spinner.”Cosmopolitan

“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 Tai-Pan.”Pittsburgh Press

“Grand entertainment...packed with action...gaudy and flanboyant with blood and sin, treachery and conspiracy, sex and murder...fresh and vigorous.” The New York Times

About the Author


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.


From the Paperback edition.

Praise For…


“Unforgettable.”Chicago Tribune

“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.”Baltimore Sun

“[James] Clavell is, as always, a matchless tale-spinner.”Cosmopolitan

“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 Tai-Pan.”Pittsburgh Press

“Grand entertainment . . . packed with action . . . gaudy and flanboyant with blood and sin, treachery and conspiracy, sex and murder . . . fresh and vigorous.”The New York Times


Product Details
ISBN: 9780385343251
ISBN-10: 0385343256
Publisher: Delta
Publication Date: May 19th, 2009
Pages: 612
Language: English
Series: Asian Saga

Harry Potter Audiobooks through Libro.fm

Staff Picks

“A is for Activist. Advocate. Abolitionist.  Ally. Actively Answering A call to Action. Are you an Activist?” Don’t you want to know what B stands for? This book is so awesome. It has great references that politically active parents will get a kick out of, as well as fun alliteration and bold, colorful illustrations. A go to baby shower present for me, this book is sure to raise a peace-loving, politically active baby army. Power to the babies! - Linnea