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Clavell, James

Works: 382 works in 2,106 publications in 32 languages and 38,061 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  War stories 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Editor, Adapter, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3553.L365, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Clavell
Shōgun : a novel of Japan by James Clavell( Book )
321 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 29 languages and held by 5,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After John Blackthorne shipwrecks in Japan, he makes himself useful to a feudal lord in a power struggle with another and becomes a samurai
Noble house : a novel of contemporary Hong Kong by James Clavell( Book )
142 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 3,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Hong Kong in 1963. The Noble House is in financial trouble and the fate of Hong Kong rests on what will happen to it
Tai-Pan : a novel of Hong Kong by James Clavell( Book )
264 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 22 languages and held by 3,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: 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!
James Clavell's Gai-Jin : a novel of Japan by James Clavell( Book )
131 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 3,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grand in scope and scale, filled with the richness and passion of two great histories coming together, Gai-jin is the long-awaited sixth novel in James Clavell's magnificent Asian Saga. Sweeping us back to the enigmatic and elusive land of his best-selling Shogun, he weaves an extraordinary tale of Japan, now newly open to gai-jin - foreigners - and teeming with contradictions as the ancient and the modern meet in a clash of cultures, of nations, of generations. It is
James Clavell's whirlwind by James Clavell( Book )
96 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 12 languages and held by 3,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iran, during the revolution of 1979, is a dangerous place for the helicopter pilots of Noble House and their women
King Rat, a novel by James Clavell( Book )
199 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 3,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An American corporal bribes his way into a position as unofficial ruler among the international prisoners of war in an overcrowded and rat-infested Japanese concentration camp in Singapore during World War 2
The great escape by John Sturges( Visual )
47 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fictionalized version of the unprecedented escape from Stalag Luft III. A high-security German prisoner-of-war camp in 1942 holds only known troublemakers and risk-takers, all of whom are determined to pull off the war's most daring escape
To Sir, with love by E. R Braithwaite( Visual )
45 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A teacher in England abandons the traditional curriculum of education in dealing with a class of students rejected by other schools
The children's story by James Clavell( Book )
27 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new teacher arrives to take charge of a grade school classroom after the U.S. has been conquered by an enemy nation
The art of war by Sunzi( Book )
25 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle." These are the words of ancient Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu, whose classic treatise, was written more than 2,500 years ago. Originally a text for victory on the battlefield, the book has vastly transcended its original purpose. Here is a seminal work on the philosophy of successful leadership that is as applicable to contemporary business as it is to war. Today many leading American business schools use the text as required reading for aspiring managers
James Clavell's thrump-o-moto : a fantasy by James Clavell( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in 6 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a tiny wizard whisks seven-year-old Patricia and her crutches from her home in Australia to Japan, she encounters the wizard's family, an evil ghoul, and the hope of a magic cure for her physical handicap
The fly by Jeff Goldblum( Visual )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fly (94 min.) is the story of a scientist experimenting with the transmission of matter from one place to another. When a housefly accidentally enters the machinery with him, the scientist and housefly are combined into two hybrid creatures. Return of the fly (78 min.) takes up the story of the scientist's son, who continues his father's experiments 15 years later
The last valley by James Clavell( Visual )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and French and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an isolated valley unaffected by the raging war around it becomes a winter haven for a band of mercenaries, violence erupts
Escape by James Clavell( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Polish and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kærligheden mellem en finsk helikopterpilot og hans iranskfødte kone når sit dramatiske og bevægende højdepunkt i dagene efter shahens fald i Iran i 1979
Shogun by James Clavell( )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love. All brought together in a mighty saga of a time and place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust and the struggle for power
King Rat by James Clavell( Recording )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path
Tai-Pan by James Clavell( )
12 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and Danish and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the early nineteenth century, a giant of an Englishman sets out to turn the desolate, rocky island of Hong Kong into a British power and to make himself the island's ruler--the Tai Pan." So begins James Clavell's sequel to Shogun, his 1960s bestselling Asian saga
Gai-Jin by James Clavell( )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Danish and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The second volume in Clavell's Shogun quartet was a 13-week Publisher's weekly bestseller. Clavell sweeps readers back to Japan in the 1860s, where Malcolm Struan, heir to the title of Tai-Pan meets a beautiful young French woman who will alter the Noble House legacy
Escape by James Clavell( )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Shah is thrown out of Iran and the nations's turmoil becomes world headlines. Caught in this shifting world of fanaticism, ambition, duplicity, heartbreak and violent death are the foreign helicopter pilots who have been servicing the oilfields. Over the years, James Clavell produced a phenomenal series of critically acclaimed bestsellers known collectively as the Asian saga: King Rat, Tai-Pan, Shogun, Noble house, Gai-Jin. Another novel, Whirlwind, was set in the violent turmoil of Iran after the exile of the Shah in 1979. Caught in this shifting world of fanaticism, ambition, duplicity, and death are the foreign helicopter pilots who service Iran's oil fields. Their one objective is to make a bold, concerted escape to safety across the Gulf. In Whirlwind, Clavell told the full story of the three weeks it took them to achieve this. In Escape, he drew out just one poignant thread from that epic narrative--the stirring love story of Erikki, a dashing Finnish pilot, and his ravishing and aristocratic Iranian wife, Azedeh, whom he loved beyond safety and politics
The fly collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The curse of the fly: After escaping from a mental institution, Patricia Stanley is rescued by scientist Martin Delambre, the grandson of the doomed teleportation experimenter Andre Delambre. The two fall in love and marry, but Patricia quickly realizes her new husband's science experiments are as horrific as his family's past. As she investigates further, Patricia learns the unnerving secrets of the Delambre family and has to find a way to escape them before she becomed the next human-fly hybrid
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Clavell, James 1924-
Clavell, James DuMaresq
クラヴェル, ジェームズ
クラベル, ジェームズ
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