Pulitzer PrizeÂwinning author James A. Michener brings HawaiiÂs epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication in 1959. As the volcanic Hawaiian Islands sprout from the ocean floor, the land remains untouched for centuriesÂuntil, 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 MichenerÂs immersive prose,Hawaii is the story of disparate peoples struggling to keep their identity, live in harmony, and, ultimately, join together.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Centennial.
Praise for Hawaii
ÂWonderful . . . [a] mammoth epic of the islands.ÂÂThe Baltimore Sun
ÂOne novel you must not miss! A tremendous work from every point of viewÂthrilling, exciting, lusty, vivid, stupendous.ÂÂChicago Tribune
ÂFrom MichenerÂs devotion to the islands, he has written a monumental chronicle of Hawaii, an extraordinary and fascinating novel.ÂÂSaturday Review
ÂMemorable . . . a superb biography of a people.ÂÂHouston Chronicleshow more