James Clavell (1924-1994) was a British author of historical fiction, screenwriter and director. Clavell was a World War II veteran and was a Japanese POW – experiences he borrowed upon in his career as a novelist (most notably in King Rat). He wrote the screenplays to various films, including The Fly and The Great Escape. Clavell was an admirer of Ayn Rand and sent her a copy of Noble House that read, “This is for Ayn Rand – one of the real, true talents on this earth for which many, many thanks.”

James Clavell became a published novelist in 1962 with the novel King Rat. Below is a list of James Clavell’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Asian Saga Books


King Rat(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tai-Pai(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shogun(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Noble House(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Whirlwind(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gai-Jin(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Asian Saga Books


Shogun(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tai-Pai(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gai-Jin(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King Rat(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Noble House(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Whirlwind(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Escape(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novellas


The Children's Story(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Little Samurai(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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