This collection of tales is set against the background of the South Pacific, the endless ocean, coral specks called islands, the coconut palms, the reefs, lagoons, the jungles, the full moon rising against the volcanoes.This collection of tales is set against the background of the South Pacific, the endless ocean, coral specks called islands, the coconut palms, the reefs, lagoons, the jungles, the full moon rising against the volcanoes.Read Less
Fair. Considerable discoloration to flyleaf and a some pages plus. DJ shows considerable wear with tears. Cover has edge wear and staining. Staining to closed page ends. Binding is tight. Owners name on flyleaf. Your Satisfaction Guaranteed. We ship daily. Expedited shipping available.
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Fine in dark blue leather covered boards with gilt text and decorations stamped between four raised bands on the spine. With gilt tool work on both boards and marbled paper end sheets. The edges of the text block are in gilt and there is a silk placement ribbon sewn into the binding. Michener won a Pulitzer for this title in 1948. One of the volumes from The Franklin LIbrary's collection of The Pulitzer Prize Classics. 415 pages of text with illustrations by Philippe Weisbecker.
Good. Hardcover. Inscribed & Dated By Author Texstblock, lightly tanned, is unmarked. Textblock edges are dust-soiled. Brown boards, with line drawing of ship saioling beside high hills, are lighlty soiled. Spine is darkened and lightly bumped.
Near Fine. Book. Signed by Author(s) 1/1500 copies signed by Michener. Near Fine Copy. Given away at American Booksellers Association. Spine Dull As Usual. Excellent Rare copy of the Author's First Book.
Special edition issued for the members of the American Booksellers Association. Large ink word on front fly and an owner's name inked over, else this would be a fine copy, without dustwrapper as issued. One of 1500 unnumbered copies Signed by the author. Issued three years after the first edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
This is the book that inspired the musical, "South Pacific," was James A Michener's first and also won the Pullitzer price. An inspiration on many levels.
Jan 5, 2012
Least we forget
It is easy to forget what we went through decades ago in order to maintain the freedom we had obtained through long years of hard struggle. These tales of the South Pacific remind us that there was an equally important theatre of operation in the South Pacific. Not as much attention was given in the press and newsreels as in the European theatre ... but it was just as deadly and just as important. Here told with a sprinkling of humor. Reading just one of the tales and you agree with the Pulitzer committee.
Jan 27, 2011
Good Book Great Value
For the price- it's a good value.
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Oct 4, 2007
A classic ruined by poor proofing
This book is a classic American collection of stories revealing the realities of military and civilian life in the exotic WWII locales of the Pacific. Unfortunately, this paperback edition is rife with misspelled words, missing punctuation, and crude type. A trade edition should be released, accompanied by a scholary foreward.
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