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 an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power. Praise for Shogun "I can't remember when a novel has seized my mind like this one. . . . It's not only something you read-you live it."-New York Times Book Review "Adventure and action, the suspense of danger, shocking touching human relationships . . . a climactic human story."-Los Angeles Times "A tale surging with action, intrigue and love . . . a huge cast . . . vast and dramatic . . . stunning . . . savage . . . beautiful . . . an extraordinary performance."-Publishers Weekly "Exciting, totally absorbing...be prepared for late nights, meals unlasting, buisness unattended."-Philadelphia Inquirer
James Clavell, who died in 1994, was a screenwriter, director, producer, and novelist born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Although he wrote the screenplays for a number of acclaimed films, including The Fly (1958), The Great Escape (1963), and To Sir With Love (1967), he is best known for his epic novels in his Asian Saga.From the Paperback edition.