About the Author
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 Trade Paperback edition.