James Clavell's Gai-Jin

James Clavell's Gai-Jin

A Novel of Japan

Book - 1994
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Random House, Inc.

The heir to the magnificent English trading company, the Noble House…the direct descendant of the first Toranaga Shogun battling to usher his country into the modern age…a beautiful young French woman forever torn between ambition and desireTheir lives intertwine in an exotic land newly open to foreigners, gai-jin, 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.…

Baker & Taylor
In the Japan of the 1860s, Malcolm Struan, the heir to the title of Tai-Pan within the Nobel House, meets a young French woman who will alter his destiny and the entire family legacy. Reprint.

& Taylor

Malcolm Struan, the heir to the most powerful English trading company in the Orient, finds his fate intertwined with that of a beautiful young French woman

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dell Pub., [1994], c1993.
ISBN: 9780440216803
Branch Call Number: PS3553.L365 G34 1994x
Characteristics: 1236 p. : map ; 18 cm.
Alternative Title: Gai-Jin.


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Oct 22, 2017

Truly a masterpiece of story telling. A fitting epic to "Shogun" but set in a different era. Every bit as well told as Shogun with intense mystery and intrigue but set in a time I personally find less fascinating. This may be the only reason I was unable to give this book an outstanding vote. Very much a personal opinion then and less of a review.

May 14, 2012

This story is very drawn-out and lacks flow. The cultural insights and staregy of the charachters is very intriguing, but the story is rather dull and very tedious to read.

Sep 08, 2010

A crackerjack yarn! Too bad it is unfinished! I could do with a dozen more like it!


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