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Tales Of The South Pacific

Author : James A. Michener
ISBN : 0812986350
Genre : Fiction
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The tale upon which the Broadway musical "South Pacific" is based explores the people and beauty of the Pacific's Coral Islands as seen though the eyes of a young naval lieutenent.
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New Tales Of The South Pacific

Author : Graeme Kennedy
ISBN : 0473188767
Genre : Fiction
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An Amazon 'Best Seller' in several categories and a featured book in the New Zealand Guest of Honour pavillion at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair. A beautifully written collection of tales with legends and locals - fiction hilarious and tragic but always thought-provoking to depict the reality of South Pacific island life: Paradise NOT. Beginning with an historic overview of Polynesia, a former NZ newspaperman brings a completely different point of view. New Tales of the South Pacific ranges from pristine lagoons to sleazy bars with characters to match, challenging readers' perceptions of the vast region many think of as Paradise. Scroll up... and click on "Buy Now," visit our CreateSpace e-Store, or select the Kindle edition to deliver a copy almost instantly to your Kindle or other reading device. For resellers' prices, please contact publisher, [email protected], for discount codes.
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Michener S South Pacific

Author : Stephen James May
ISBN : 0813035570
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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May delves deeply into this formative and turbulent period in Michener's life and career, using letters, journal entries, and naval records to examine how a reserved, middle-aged lieutenant known as "Prof" to his fellow officers became one of the most successful writers of the 20th century.
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Return To Paradise

Author : James A. Michener
ISBN : 9780804151467
Genre : Fiction
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James A. Michener, the master of historical fiction, revisits the scenes of his first great work, Tales of the South Pacific, the Pulitzer Prize winner that brought him international acclaim. In this sequel collection, Michener once again evokes the magic of the extraordinary isles in the Pacific—from Fiji and Gaudalcanal to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea—through stories that burst with adventure, charm, and local color. For Michener’s many fans around the globe, Return to Paradise is a precious second look at a land of enchantment by one of the most gifted storytellers of the twentieth century. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Return to Paradise “A brilliant book and a worthy successor to Tales of the South Pacific.”—The Atlanta Constitution “This is a book that should be read by everyone. . . . All who have seen the South Pacific will find on every page the odors of frangipani, copra, blood, and beer.”—The New York Times “There’s drama and pathos and adventure and humanity . . . and a very high degree of excellence. Michener can write.”—Kirkus Reviews
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South Sea Tales

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN : 9780199536085
Genre : Fiction
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Roslyn Jolly is Lecturer in English at the University of New South Wales, Australia. She is the author of Henry James: History, Narrative, Fiction (OUP, 1993).
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Rascals In Paradise

Author : James A. Michener
ISBN : 9780804151511
Genre : Travel
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In a thrilling collection of nonfiction adventure stories, James A. Michener returns to the most dazzling place on Earth: the islands that inspired Tales of the South Pacific. Co-written with A. Grove Day, Rascals in Paradise offers portraits of ten scandalous men and women, some infamous and some overlooked, including Sam Comstock, a mutinous sailor whose delusions of grandeur became a nightmare; Will Mariner, a golden-haired youth who used his charm to win over his captors; and William Bligh, the notorious HMS Bounty captain who may not have been the monster history remembers him as. From lifelong buccaneers to lapsed noblemen, in Michener and Day’s capable hands these rogues become the stuff of legend. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Rascals in Paradise “The best book about those far-scattered islands that has appeared in a long time . . . a portfolio of rare and ruthless personalities that is calculated to make the curliest hair stand straight on end.”—The New York Times “[Combines] research and scholarship (A. Grove Day was a professor at the University of Hawaii) with a gift for spinning a yarn and depicting character (Michener, journalist and novelist, needs no introduction).”—Kirkus Reviews
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The Miss Tutti Frutti Contest

Author : Graeme Lay
ISBN : 0958250901
Genre : Reference
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This marvelous collection of travel stories from the South Pacific reveals Paul Gauguin's shocking Tahitian secrets, retraces the last tragic days of Robert Louis Stevenson, and recounts the author's own haunting by Herman Melville, as well as his attempts to seduce the Slovenian Olympic ski team in the Cook Islands.
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Author : James A. Michener
ISBN : 9780812986334
Genre : Fiction
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First published in 1963, James A. Michener’s gripping chronicle of the social and political landscape of Afghanistan is more relevant now than ever. Combining fact with riveting adventure and intrigue, Michener follows a military man tasked, in the years after World War II, with a dangerous assignment: finding and returning a young American woman living in Afghanistan to her distraught family after she suddenly and mysteriously disappears. A timeless tale of love and emotional drama set against the backdrop of one of the most important countries in the world today, Caravans captures the tension of the postwar period, the sweep of Afghanistan’s remarkable history, and the inescapable allure of the past. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Caravans “Brilliant . . . an extraordinary novel . . . The old nomadic trails across the mountains spring into existence.”—The New York Times “Romantic and adventurous . . . [Michener] has a wonderful empathy for the wild and free and an understanding of the reasons behind the kind of cruelty that goes with it.”—Newsday “Michener has done for Afghanistan what . . . his first [book] did for the South Pacific.”—The New York Herald Tribune
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The Covenant

Author : James A. Michener
ISBN : 9780812986693
Genre : Fiction
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A fast-paced saga weaves fact and fiction on a journey through hundreds of years of South African history, focusing on Willem van Doorn and ten generations of his descendants as they endure the region's endless racial conflicts. Book available.
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More New Tales Of The South Pacific

Author : Graeme Kennedy
ISBN : 9780473281762
Genre : Fiction
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Island hop with Graeme Kennedy in this eagerly awaited -- and newly illustrated -- combined and expanded Volumes One and Two of his best-selling "New Tales of the South Pacific." They offer the complete collection of beautifully written short stories based on an intriguing cast of characters and their triumphant and tragic experiences in a region many believe to be Paradise. Featuring a special new Tale, The Adventurer, Kennedy pays tribute to an old and dear friend, John William Fox Walton, and also takes a short look at a bit of uniqueness on the island of Niue
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