Fine condition.William Heinemann,2005.First UK edition-first printing(1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2).Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,small crease on the edge of the front cover) with Dj(two small nicks and crease on the edges of the Dj cover),both in fine condition.Illustrated with a map inside the front and back cover.The book is new with a very small tear and two small nicks on the edges of the pages,small pencil mark impression on the edge of the first page of the book.Introduction by China Kong.250pp including Afterword by David Thomson.Price un-clipped.First edition. This is another paragraph Product Description: Originally conceived as a film treatment, Fan Tan is a tale of high adventure set in set in the 1920s, the story of a sailor in the South China Sea who meets a beautiful Chinese woman pirate. The movie was never made because Brando changed his mind about starring in it, but eventually Brando and Cammell turned the idea into a book-length manuscript. Ed Victor sold the novel to Pan back in 1983, but before publication Brando changed his mind again, shelved the project, and in 1986, returned the signature advance. Donald Cammell committed suicide in 1996, but after Brando's death, Cammell's widow decided to pursue publication. So, even before the tale of piracy and adventure begins, the book itself has quite a story of its own. It reveals a new side of Brando's talents, a classic page-turner in the tradition of James Clavell.