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Tai-Pan by James Clavell

Tai-Pan (original 1966; edition 1986)

by James Clavell

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Authors:James Clavell
Info:Dell (1986), Mass Market Paperback, 736 pages
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Tai-Pan by James Clavell (1966)

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19th century English adventurer fights to make himself top dog in the new territory of Hong Kong ( )
  JackSweeney | Jan 13, 2017 |
I enjoyed this more than Shogun, mainly because the tension was ratcheted up by the quarrel between the Struans and the Brocks. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
I enjoyed the fictionalized founding of Taiwan depicted by Clavell. When I read Shogun twenty years ago, I was engrossed and absorbed, and this was also great fun. Perhaps not great literature, but paints a full absorbing picture. ( )
  Lylee | Apr 3, 2016 |
I read this because so many other people were reading it and recommending it. To me it was hard slogging to get through it. ( )
  GeneHunter | Mar 13, 2016 |
I read this because so many other people were reading it and recommending it. To me it was hard slogging to get through it. ( )
  GeneHunter | Mar 13, 2016 |
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Graag wil ik mijn dank uitspreken aan de bevolking van Hongkong, die me zoveel van haar tijd en kennis geschonken heeft en me een blik gunde in haar heden en verleden. Naatuurlijk is dit een roman en geen geschiedenisboek. Mannen en vrouwen die erin voorkomen, kwamen voort uit de verbeelding van de schrijver en er is geen enkel verband met personen of firma's uit het huidige of het vroegere Hongkong bedoeld.
For Tai-tai, for Holly, and for Michaela.
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Dirk Struan came up onto the quarterdeck of the flagship H.M.S. Vengeance, and strode for the gangway.
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Set in the 19th century, Englishman Dirk Struan sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into a bastion of British power, and to make himself the supreme ruler: the Tai-Pann--Publisher.

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