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Tales of the South Pacific

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Publisher Comments:

"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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About the Author

James A. Michener was one of the world’s most popular writers, the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Caribbean, and Caravans, and the memoir The World Is My Home. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1977, and an award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1983 for his commitment to art in America. Michener died in 1997 at the age of ninety.

Table of Contents

The South Pacific — Coral Sea — Mutiny — An officer and a gentleman — The cave — The milk run — Alligator — Our heroine — Dry rot — Fo' dolla' — Passion — A boar's tooth — Wine for the mess at Segi — Airstrip at Konora — Those who fraternize — The strike — Frisco — The landing on Kuralei — A cemetery at Hoga point.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780449206522
Author:
Michener, James A.
Publisher:
Fawcett Books
Author:
Michener, James A.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
War stories, American
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Oceania
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.85x4.19x.93 in. .41 lbs.

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