Tai-Pan

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Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2009 - Fiction - 601 pages
14 Reviews

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!

 

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

A foul-mouthed tale about the unpleasant people who set up Hong Kong. One hopes the Chinese settlers were nicer people. But I enjoyed "King Rat" for what it was, and I read this book. B grade entertainment Read full review

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User Review  - agdturner - LibraryThing

West meets East, the English and Chinese in particular at the birth of Honk Kong. A great tale of pirates, trading, war, settling and corruption, this novel has a bit of everything including stories ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
4
Section 3
112
Section 4
118
Section 5
165
Section 6
197
Section 7
217
Section 8
261
Section 17
388
Section 18
400
Section 19
427
Section 20
428
Section 21
446
Section 22
496
Section 23
512
Section 24
529

Section 9
288
Section 10
303
Section 11
313
Section 12
327
Section 13
354
Section 14
357
Section 15
363
Section 16
364
Section 25
545
Section 26
555
Section 27
561
Section 28
567
Section 29
577
Section 30
589
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About the author (2009)

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.


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