Hawaii

Hawaii

Book - 1987
Average Rating:
5
Rate this:
Random House, Inc.
"[A] mammoth epic of the islands, [a] vast panorama, wonderful."
THE BALTIMORE SUN
America's preeminent storyteller, James Michener, introduced an entire generation of readers to a lush, exotic world in the Pacific with this classic novel. But it is also a novel about people, people of strength and character; the Polynesians; the fragile missionaries; the Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos who intermarried into a beautiful race called Hawaiians. Here is the story of their relationships, toils, and successes, their strong aristocratic kings and queens and struggling farmers, all of it enchanting and very real in this almost mythical place.

Baker & Taylor
The epic saga of the fiftieth state traces its fascinating history from the fiery volcanoes that formed the islands to the strength and character of the original Polynesians. By the author of Alaska. Reissue.

Baker
& Taylor

The experiences of diverse characters provide a romanticized profile of Hawaii's history

Publisher: New York : Random House : Fawcett House, 1987, 1959
ISBN: 9780449213353
0449213358
9780375760372
0375760377
Characteristics: 937 p. : maps, geneal. tables ; 21 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

d
Dianne
Oct 23, 2017

I read this excellent novel on my phone and loved having it available in this small format. I was struck by the way we have repeated history of racial bias and over and over made assumptions about the intelligence of other peoples. Will this pattern never end?

p
PamMcPhail
Apr 24, 2015

This novel is just too long. I cannot devote the amount of time necessary to read from cover to cover ... even though I enjoyed Michener in my younger years.

m
Merlin55_0
Dec 10, 2014

A perfect read for anyone on a long vacation with plenty of beach or pool time. Excellent historic overview of the islands.

l
largott07
Sep 29, 2012

Michener not only opens up history, but observes relationships, especially racial relationships, revealing not merely bigotry, but the essential humanity of even the bigots.

g
Gonzo_McFly
May 24, 2010

Another great Michener historical novel.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
WPL owns a similar edition of this title.

View originally-listed edition

Report edition-matching error

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top