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by Clavell, James

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TitleTai-Pan : the epic novel of the founding of Hong Kong
Author / Responsible partyClavell, James
GenreHistorical fiction.
TopicsHistorical fiction. British -- China -- Hong Kong -- Fiction. Businessmen -- China -- Hong Kong -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction. Hong Kong (China) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


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!

Additional Information

System control numberE12662
Original Print PublisherLondon : Michael Joseph, 1966.
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 2 of The Asian saga
Narrator NameGildart Jackson.
Narrators GenderMale narrator