Shōgun, Part One (The Asian Saga) - James Clavell

Shōgun, Part One (The Asian Saga)

By James Clavell

  • Release Date: 2023-12-12
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 193 Ratings

Description

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author and unparalleled master of historical fiction, James Clavell’s Shogun is soon to be a major FX/Hulu TV series!
Shogun, the classic epic novel of feudal Japan that captured the heart of a culture and the imagination of the world, is now available for the first time in serial format. Part One contains the first half of the complete novel. 
After Englishman John Blackthorne is lost at sea, he awakens in a place few Europeans know of and even fewer have seen—Nippon. Thrust into the closed society that is seventeenth-century Japan, a land where the line between life and death is razor-thin, Blackthorne must negotiate not only a foreign people, with unknown customs and language, but also his own definitions of morality, truth, and freedom. As internal political strife and a clash of cultures lead to seemingly inevitable conflict, Blackthorne’s loyalty and strength of character are tested by both passion and loss, and he is torn between two worlds that will each be forever changed. 
Powerful and engrossing, capturing both the rich pageantry and stark realities of life in feudal Japan, Shogun is a critically acclaimed powerhouse of a book. Heart-stopping, edge-of-your-seat action melds seamlessly with intricate historical detail and raw human emotion. Endlessly compelling, this sweeping saga captivated the world to become not only one of the best-selling novels of all time but one of the highest-rated television miniseries, as well as inspiring a nationwide surge of interest in the culture of Japan. Shakespearean in both scope and depth, Shogun is, as the New York Times put it, ‘'not only something you read—you live it.’‘   
Also available: Shogun: Part Two

Reviews

  • Ver lista

    4
    By leo messi 1997 Z
    Verlo de nuevo
  • Truly incredible!

    5
    By Tomskindle
    One of the best novels I’ve read
  • Excellent book and author ruined by a corporate cash grab.

    2
    By BeefNips
    This was one of my favorite books in the 1990s. I read my copy so many times that it has fallen apart! Back then it was just one single book. It could be purchased whole, instead of split in two to make double the money following along with the TV series. If it was the whole book for one price, it would easily be 5 stars. It’s a scam to charge for two “volumes” of a book that came out in 1975 as one complete novel.
  • This book is awesome!

    5
    By Findaddy16
    This book is awesome!