Vintage Hardcover First Edition Hawaii by James A. Michener, 1959
Vintage Hardcover First Edition Hawaii by James A. Michenerwith about the author section. Good condition complete with dust jacket. The novel was published in 1959, the same year Hawaii became the 50th U.S. state. The book has been translated into 32 languages.
Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener brings Hawaii’s epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication. As the volcanic Hawaiian Islands sprout from the ocean floor, the land remains untouched for centuries—until, little more than a thousand years ago, Polynesian seafarers make the perilous journey across the Pacific, flourishing in this tropical paradise according to their ancient traditions. Then, in the early nineteenth century, American missionaries arrive, bringing with them a new creed and a new way of life. Based on exhaustive research and told in Michener’s immersive prose, Hawaii is the story of disparate peoples struggling to keep their identity, live in harmony, and, ultimately, join together.