Tales of the South Pacific Author:James A. Michener 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. — Winner of the 1948 Pu... more »litzer Prize for Fiction.« less
This series of war-time stories won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948. Several formed the basis for the Rogers and Hammerstein hit musical South Pacific. Amid the war and the horseplay, theyre all here: the middle-aged French planter and the Navy nurse, the Lieutenant and the native girl, Bloody Mary, Bali Hai.