Tales of the South Pacific

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Fawcett Crest, 1974 - Fiction - 384 pages
30 Reviews
"Truly one of the most remarkable books to come out of the war. Mr. Michener is a born story-teller."
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Winner of the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Enter the exotic world of the South Pacific, meet the men and women caught up in the drama of a big war. The young Marine who falls madly in love with a beautiful Tonkinese girl. Nurse Nellie and her French planter, Emile De Becque. The soldiers, sailors, and nurses playing at war and waiting for love in a tropic paradise.

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User Review  - Heidi - Goodreads

I had no idea James Michener could write a page-turner. Why aren't all his books like this? I started the book assuming it would be typical Michener fare: a struggle at times but worthwhile. To my ... Read full review

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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

Contents

The South Pacific
9
Coral Sea
13
Mutiny
26
Copyright

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About the author (1974)

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.