The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial

The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial

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by Herman Wouk
     
 

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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

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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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Library Journal
This compelling account of a mutiny at sea, when performed on stage or screen, seems real. It is fiction, from Wouk's own Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Caine Mutiny, which focuses on a 1945 U.S. Naval court-martial. Edgy, duplicitous Lt. Commander Queeg (portrayed by David Selby) testifies against honest if misguided Lt. Meryk (David Fendig), who deposed him to save a ship in a typhoon. The skilled cast of nine men, including Dan Lauria and Josh Stamberg, tend to speak rapidly when tension builds. In some brief instances, that may make if difficult to identify the speaker. The recording has studio clarity; recommended for students and enthusiasts of mid-20th-century classic drama. Gordon Blackwell, Eastchester, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307805324
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
1,097,872
File size:
2 MB

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The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MacJew More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nook Color does not support this file type.