[Epub] ➜ Shōgun By James Clavell – E17streets4all.co.uk Alternate Cover for ISBN 0440178002A bold English adventurer An invincible Japanese warlord A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life All brought together in an extraordinary saga aflame with pa Alternate Cover for ISBN A bold English adventurer An invincible Japanese warlord A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life All brought together in an extraordinary saga aflame with passion conflict ambition and the struggle for powerHere is the world famous novel of Japan that is the earliest book in James Clavell’s masterly Asian saga Set in the year it tells the story of a bold English pilot whose ship was blown ashore in Japan where he encountered two people who were to change his life a warlord with his own uest for power and a beautiful interpreter torn between two ways of life and two ways of love The principal figures are John Blackthorne whose dream it is to be the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe to wrest control of the trade between Japan and China from Portuguese and to return home a man of wealth and position; Toranaga the most powerful feudal lord in Japan who strives and schemes to seize ultimate power by becoming Shogun—the Supreme Military Dictator—and to unite the warring samurai fiefdoms under his own masterly and farsighted leadership; and the Lady Mariko a Catholic convert whose conflicting loyalties to the Church and her country are compounded when she falls in love with Blackthorne the barbarian intruder In dramatizing how a Westerner the representative man of his time comes to be altered by his exposure to an alien culture Mr Clavell provides a spellbinding depiction of a nation seething with violence and intrigue as it moves from the medieval world to the modern.
James Clavell born Charles Edmund Dumares Clavell was a British novelist screenwriter director and World War II veteran and POW Clavell is best known for his epic Asian Saga series of novels and their televised adaptations along with such films as The Great Escape The Fly and To Sir with Love James Clavell November In Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia.
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