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King Rat Summary
James Clavell

Everything you need to understand or teach King Rat by James Clavell.

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King Rat Summary

Plot Summary

King Rat is a novel written by British author James Clavell. It is based in part on the author's own experiences while being held as a prisoner of war by the Japanese during World War II. The novel is set in the Japanese-run Changi prison camp, located deep in the jungle on Singapore Island, during the months leading up to the Japanese surrender and the end of the war. While chronicling the harsh and brutal conditions in Changi – where the POWs are fed only the bare minimum needed to keep them alive and men die every day of diseases and conditions that would be simple to treat in the outside world – the novel also tells the story of the unique friendship that grows between a British RAF Lieutenant named Peter Marlowe and an American corporal called the King. James Clavell, who passed away in 1994, was the author of...

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