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Tai-Pan
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Asian saga volume 2.
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Random House Publishing Group 2008
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"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
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Street Date:
11/12/2008
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307491572
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James Clavell. (2008). Tai-Pan. Random House Publishing Group.

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James Clavell. 2008. Tai-Pan. Random House Publishing Group.

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James Clavell, Tai-Pan. Random House Publishing Group, 2008.

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James Clavell. Tai-Pan. Random House Publishing Group, 2008.

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"Unforgettable."—Chicago Tribune

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Praise for Tai-Pan
"Unforgettable."—Chicago Tribune

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

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