The Caine Mutiny Court-Martialby Herman Wouk
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/b>/i>/i>
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.
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Unlike the novel, or the movie based on it, the play gives a just the Court-Martial. We are given only the evidence and can view it only as a Jury would. This makes it so much richer than when accompanied by the full story because the reader/audience is left with just a vague sense of what actually happened and can only rely on witness testimony. All in all, a great story and highly recommended whether for fans of the novel, movie, or first-timers.
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