NOBLE HOUSE Author:JAMES CLAVELL NOBLE HOUSE is a two book set, I am offering both, please check my listings. — I swear by the lord god that was so ever produces the other half of any of these coins, I will grant and whatever he asks. — Dirk Straun June 10, 1841 — This was a promise made by the first of the Tai-Pan of the noble house, the oldest and the most important trading hous... more »e in Hong Kong. It was to be honored by all theTai-Pans to follow. Now it was up to Ian Dunross to fulfill the ancient pledge.
The author of the famous king rat,tai-Pan, and Shogun gives us a new novel filled with all the color, excitement and vivid detail for which he is known. Hong Kong. 1963, is more than a setting; it is the essence of the novel. For here’s the story of the British, who are in charge of the colony and its industry, and of the Chinese, who know how to deal with their rulers to their own advantage. In to their midst, come two Americans, expert in their own business and eager for a share of the Asian market but innocent of the unwritten rules of the colony.
There is the smell of money in Hong Kong, and the fight for it exists on every level-from the gambling fever of the third toilet maid to the rivalry of the leading Tai-Pans. For two of those rivals, Ian Duross- the noble house-and Quillan Gornt of Rothwell _ Gornt, it is a blood Struggle that shows no signs of abating. The noble house is in financial trouble and the fate of Hong Kong rests on what will happen to it. For Gornt it is the opportunity to destroy His rival for Linc Bartlett and his beautiful chief executive,Casey Tcholok, it is an opportunity to pit one rival against the other for their own purposes. The action covers scarcely more than a week, but they are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double dealing, mobs on the rampage and natural catastrophes fire, flood, landslide. Yet they are days filled as well with all the glamour of the orient—parties, horse races and romance.
Noble house is James Clavells longest, and the most ambitious novel, a brilliant story that Spans the history of Hong Kong.« less