Tales of the South Pacific

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Fawcett Crest, 1982 - Fiction - 384 pages
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The stories upon which the Broadway musical "South Pacific" is based explore the people and beauty of the Pacific's Coral Islands as seen though the eyes of a young naval lieutenent.

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User Review  - miriam - Goodreads

yeah, it was good. there were some cute stories, some nail biters, and even some that reached deeper into my consciousness and tried to impress upon it the needlessness of war. but holy shit, it was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Walter - Goodreads

"Tales of the South Pacific" was the first published work of James Michener, who may well be the greatest story teller of the 20th Century. The novel is actually a collection of short stories, linked ... Read full review

Contents

The South Pacific
9
Mutiny
26
An Officer and a Gentleman
50
Copyright

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About the author (1982)

James A. Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing Company. His first book, "Tales of the South Pacific," derived from Michener's service in the Pacific in World War II, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical South Pacific, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Michener completed close to 40 novels. Some other epic works include "Hawaii," "Centennial," "Space," and "Caribbean." He also wrote a significant amount of nonfiction including his autobiography "The World Is My Home." Among his many other honors, James Michener received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He was married to Patti Koon in 1935; they divorced in 1948. He married Vange Nord in 1948 (divorced 1955) and Mari Yoriko Sabusawa in 1955 (deceased 1994). He died in 1997 in Austin, Texas.

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