THE CAINE MUTINY, Herman Wouk, 1951, 1st Edition 2nd Print, Pacific WW II NAVY
The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk — 1951, 1st Edition 2nd Printing — Pacific World War II NAVY
Publisher: Doubleday and Co., Garden City (1951)
Wonderful first edition, second printing of Herman Wouk's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Caine Mutiny" from 1951. The boards and binding are solid and tight with light shelf-wear. The pages are crisp and clean with no interior markings. The dust jacket is in uncut and in good condition with chipping on spine ends and flap corners.
The Caine Mutiny is a 1951 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Herman Wouk. The novel grew out of Wouk's personal experiences aboard a destroyer-minesweeper in the Pacific in World War II and deals with, among other things, the moral and ethical decisions made at sea by the captains of ships. The mutiny of the title is legalistic, not violent, and takes place during a historic typhoon in December 1944. The court-martial that results provides the dramatic climax to the plot.