The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny

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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 serious works of American fiction to grapple…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316248563
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
01/15/2013
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
43,274
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Herman Wouk was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1952 for The Caine Mutiny, his third novel. His other internationally acclaimed and bestselling novels include Aurora Dawn; City Boy; Marjorie Morningstar; Youngblood Hawke; Don’t Stop the Carnival; The Winds of War; War and Remembrance; Inside, Outside; The Hope; and The Glory.

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The Caine Mutiny (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first few chapters were very boring. But once you got to page 250 or something like that (near the climax), it got really exciting. I liked how Mr. Wouk described the character of the neurotic Captain Queeg. I also thought the conclusion was written very beautifully. Hats off to Mr. Wouk.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read other books by herman Wouk I was expecting to run into occasional lags in the story. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The story moves quickly and is easily read. Nautical terms which may not be known, can easily be picked up in context, and the multiple plots weave and relate to each other throughout. I really enjoyed this book.
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Grea t book
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Tim44 More than 1 year ago
More depth than the movie.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Caine Mutiny was a great book, even if you don't like war books. The best part of the book to me was the part where the mom has to say goodbye to her son. I am not sure why but that really got to me because I have to do that allot with my dad, because he is in the military. So I guess that part of book was my favorite because I have to do that also, so I feel for the mom. One thing I did not like is that the title The Caine Mutiny is a bit misleading. Because if that is the title, then the reader wants to think the whole book is about that mutiny, when it is only the climax of the novel. That is pretty much the only thing I did not like.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Cain Mutiny by Herman Wouk is a story about men living on a small obsolete destroyer converted to a minesweeper during World War II. It was on the N.Y. times best seller list for two and a half years, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1952. It was made into a play and a popular movie. While telling day to day life on shipboard the writer manages to keep the story from being boring and keeps it interesting and even exciting. The characters are unforgettable, especially captain Queeg. I recommend it highly. It is one of the best books I have ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think this is a great book. i am a huge ww2 fan i think it is very intersting. and this book tells you about a guy that has to go through a big change from his life at home and his life in the military. if you like book from a salior point of view during ww2 i think you should go get this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very interesting story that took place during WWII. This book will give the reader knowledge of how life was during the 1940's and how life was in the navy during WWII. This book will show you differences between they way we live today and the way that people lived then. If you want an understanding of how it would be on a ship in the navy then read this book. I would recommend this book to anyone because the author has many other good reads and he is very informative of the time period.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In addition to being very well-written, Wouk's book addresses lessons one must learn in life, including leadership, loyalty, responsibility, and many, many other ideas. This should be required reading for any leadership courses. I simply could not put this book down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It goes to show you how a movie and a book can tell the same story completely different. On the screen, Bogie as Captain Queeg was the main character. Here, our central character is Willie Keith, an immature rich Ivy Leaguer who joins the Navy during World War II to avoid getting drafted into the Army. Keith's misadventures (the conflict with Captain Queeg being only the biggest one) are his postgrad coursework towards the most important major he is ever to study for--becoming a man and a Naval officer. This book is not only a foretaste of what a great war story teller Wouk was later to become--it's a first-rate coming of age story made only more interesting by its late-blooming aspect. Think of it as Twain by way of Edward L. Beach.