"This is James Clavell's most famous and best-loved novel
repackaged for a new generation. This is James Clavell's
tour-de-force; an epic saga of one Pilot-Major John Blackthorne,
and his integration into the struggles and strife of feudal Japan.
Both entertaining and incisive, ""Shogun"" is a stunningly dramatic
re-creation of a very different world. Starting with his shipwreck
on this most alien of shores, the novel charts Blackthorne's rise
from the status of reviled foreigner up to the heights of trusted
advisor and eventually, Samurai. All this happens as civil war
looms over the fragile country. "