Author(s): James Clavell
Set in the days of the founding of Hong Kong, this work presents the story of Dirk Struan, the ruler - the Tai-Pan - of the trading company in the Far East, who is also a pirate, an opium smuggler, and a master manipulator of men. It presents the story of his fight to establish himself and his dynasty as the undisputed masters of the Orient.
The bestselling classic set in the turbulent days of the founding of Hong Kong repackaged for a new generation of readers.
'Packed with action ... gaudy and flamboyant with blood and sin, treachery and conspiracy, sex and murder ... grand entertainment' -- New York Times 'Intensely readable and exciting' -- Sunday Telegraph 'Intensely readable and exciting' -- Sunday Telegraph 'James Clavell is a teller of stories. They are complicated and exciting, and you are desperate to know what will happen to his characters because they are like the people you know from your own life and experience, set in strange and sometimes terrible circumstances' -- John Simpson 'Packed with action ... gaudy and flamboyant with blood and sin, treachery and conspiracy, sex and murder ... grand entertainment' -- New York Times
James Clavell, the son of a Royal Navy family, was educated in Portsmouth before, as a young artillery officer, he was captured by the Japanese at the Fall of Singapore. After the war Clavell worked in the film industry producing a number of successful films including To Sir with Love. He died in 1994.