DescriptionJames A. Michener. Tales of the South Pacific. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947.
First edition. Octavo. 326 pages.
Some slight rubbing to bottom edges of boards. Typical uniform toning throughout. Front flap of dust jacket neatly clipped, not affecting the original vertically-printed $3.00 price. An outstanding near fine copy in dust jacket.
Michener's first book, which earned him the Pulitzer Prize, came out of his experiences during World War II when he was working as a naval historian. Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical South Pacific was adapted from these stories in 1949.
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