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Author photo. James Clavell in 1986. Foto achteromslag Wervelwind

James Clavell in 1986. Foto achteromslag Wervelwind

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Screenwriter, director, producer, and novelist, James Clavell, was born on October 10, 1924, in Sydney, Australia. Clavell's full name was Charles Edmund DuMaresq de Clavelle. Though he wrote screenplays for such highly-acclaimed films as The Fly, The Great Escape, and To Sir With Love, Clavell is best known for his best-selling, grand novels. The novels, which are set in the Far East, include King Rat, Tai-pan, Shogun, Noble House, and Gai-Jin. Remarkable for their scrupulous attention to cultural detail and their innovative plots, Clavell's work has been compared to that of Charles Dickens. Clavell died on September 7, 1994, at the age of 69. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Shogun 7,290 copies, 115 reviews
Tai-Pan 3,479 copies, 37 reviews
Noble House 2,758 copies, 33 reviews
King Rat 2,595 copies, 41 reviews
Gai-Jin 2,319 copies, 26 reviews
Whirlwind 1,692 copies, 18 reviews
The Great Escape [1963 film] (Screenwriter) 496 copies, 6 reviews
The Children's Story 350 copies, 9 reviews
Noble House Volume 1 86 copies, 1 review
Thrump-O-Moto 85 copies, 2 reviews
To Sir, with Love [1967 film] (Director) 78 copies, 1 review
Tai-Pan: Part 2 32 copies, 1 review
Shogun, Part 1 25 copies
Tai-Pan: Part 1 23 copies
The Last Valley [1971 film] (Director) 23 copies
Noble House [1988 TV Mini-series] (Screenplay) 16 copies
Changi 10 copies
Shogun. B.3 9 copies
XÕGUM 3 copies, 1 review
Caïd : roman 2 copies
Il Re 1 copy
Kralj 1 copy
Xógum 01 1 copy, 1 review
Xógum 02 1 copy, 1 review
Shogn 1 copy
THANGI 1 copy
CASA NOBRE 1 copy, 1 review
Recursion 1 copy
Gai 1 copy
Tai 1 copy
Sufah 1 copy
Hong Kong 1 copy
Il Re 1 copy
Torbellino 1 copy
Smršť. 1 1 copy
2002 1 copy
Šógun 1 1 copy
The Art of War (Editor, some editions) 19,975 copies, 219 reviews
Shōgun [1980 TV mini series] (Original book) 59 copies

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