Historical fiction with the setting China 100 years ago, and the background of English and American pioneer trading. A...

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THEIR SHIPS WERE BROKEN

Historical fiction with the setting China 100 years ago, and the background of English and American pioneer trading. A varied gallery of merchants steeped in luxury, dependent on opium traffic for quick riches, on missionaries, ship captains, young adventures creating their own excitement, and an interesting picture of the period when laws prevented the penetration of the country, and when an investigation preceded the closing down of the opium traffic. There is romance and adventure, against a new backdrop. Readable tale of fairly wide appeal.

Pub Date: Feb. 24, 1938

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dutton

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1938