James Clavell





James Clavell


Born
in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
October 10, 1924

Died
September 07, 1994

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James Clavell, born Charles Edmund Dumaresq Clavell was a British novelist, screenwriter, director and World War II veteran and POW. Clavell is best known for his epic Asian Saga series of novels and their televised adaptations, along with such films as The Great Escape, The Fly and To Sir, with Love.


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Shōgun (Asian Saga, #1)

4.36 avg rating — 109,742 ratings — published 1975 — 113 editions
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Tai-Pan (Asian Saga, #2)

4.24 avg rating — 34,465 ratings — published 1966 — 88 editions
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Noble House (Asian Saga, #5)

4.22 avg rating — 30,506 ratings — published 1981 — 49 editions
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King Rat (Asian Saga, #4)

4.09 avg rating — 26,249 ratings — published 1962 — 75 editions
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Gai-Jin (Asian Saga, #3)

3.82 avg rating — 9,540 ratings — published 1993 — 42 editions
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Shogun Volume 1

4.53 avg rating — 4,200 ratings — published 1975
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Whirlwind (Asian Saga, #6)

3.77 avg rating — 5,045 ratings — published 1986 — 38 editions
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Shogun Volume 2

4.61 avg rating — 2,882 ratings — published 1975 — 14 editions
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The Children's Story

4.08 avg rating — 927 ratings — published 1981 — 11 editions
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“Leave the problems of God to God and karma to karma. Today you're here and nothing you do will change that. Today you are alive and here and honored and blessed with good fortune. Look at this suset, it's beautiful, neh? This sunset exists. Tomorrow does not exist. There is only now. Please look. It is so beautiful and it will never happen ever again, never, not this sunset, never in all infinity. Lose yourself in it, make yourself one with nature and do not worry about karma, yours, mine, or that of the village.”
James Clavell

“Karma is the beginning of knowledge. Next is patience. Patience is very important. The strong are the patient ones, Anjin-san. patience means holding back your inclination to the seven emotions: hate, adoration, joy, anxiety, anger, grief, fear. If you don't give way to the seven, you're patient, then you'll soon understand all manner of things and be in harmony with Eternity.”
James Clavell, Shōgun

“Always remember, child" her first teacher had impressed on her, "that to think bad thoughts is really the easiest thing in the world. If you leave your mind to itself it will spiral you down into ever-increasing unhappiness. To think good thoughts, however, requires effort. This is one of the things that need disipline –training- is about. So train your mind to dwell on sweet perfumes, the touch of this silk, tender raindrops against the shoji, the curve of the flower arrangement, the tranquillity of dawn. Then, at length, you won't have to make such a great effort and you will be of value to yourself,…”
James Clavell, Shōgun

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