The Caine Mutiny
The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon its original publication... show more
The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon its original publication in 1951, as one of the first serious works of American fiction to grapple with the moral complexities and the human consequences of World War II. In the intervening half century, The Caine Mutiny has become a perennial favorite of readers young and old, has sold millions of copies throughout the world, and has achieved the status of a modern classic.
Publish date: April 15th 1992
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
Well I was still in secondary school when I read this, but I imagine you'd have to carry extraordinary respect for military protocol if you're going to be horrified and confused by one mutiny. I seem to remember that the reason for the mutiny was given short shrift, although I can't remember what th...
It is conceivable that most unusual and extraordinary circumstances may arise in which the relief from duty of a commanding officer by a subordinate becomes necessary, either by placing him under arrest or on the sick list; but such action shall never be taken without the approval of the Navy Depart...
I reread this classic novel for our reading club. I had first read it many years ago in high school while reading through the complete and unabridged (some twelve or fourteen volumes -- I can't remember exactly) [book:History of US Naval Operations in World War II] by Samual Eliot Morison -- a spect...
I read this in seventh grade, having noticed it in the school library and started reading it for a silly reason; but it was certainly engrossing. It might be the first piece of adult literature I ever read.