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Clavell James

Published by Boston Little, Brown and Company 1962, 1962
From Buddenbrooks, Inc. (Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.)

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First Edition, preceding the UK issue by one year. 8vo, publisher's original cream boards lettered on the spine in dark green, in the original dustjacket. 406 pp. A very nice copy of this scarce debut novel, with only a bit of mellowing to the boards as can be expected due to their colour, a bit of spotting to the fore-edge and top edge, the jacket in a very pleasing state of preservation, bright and clean with only very minimal evidence of shelving. THE AUTHOR'S DEBUT NOVEL, HIS MOST COLLECTABLE AND ALSO CONSIDERED BY MANY HIS BEST. KING RAT is his semi-fictional account based on his own experiences in a Japanese prison camp near Singapore during the final days of the war. The initial printing was only 7500 copies, but it soon would be an international bestseller and would in less then three years be turned into a motion picture by Bryan Forbes and starring George Segal. KING RAT is also the first in what would become the author's epic decades-spanning "Asian Saga" that would include TAI-PAN, SHOGUN, NOBLE HOUSE and GAI-JIN. Bookseller Inventory # 25741

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Publisher: Boston Little, Brown and Company 1962

Publication Date: 1962

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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