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 & old, and has achieved the status of a modern classic.
During the Second World War, onboard a small insignificant ship in the U.S. Pacific Fleet, an event occurs unlike any that the United States Navy has ever experienced. A Ship's Captain is removed from his command by his Executive Officer in an apparent outright act of mutiny. As the trial of the mutineers unfold, it is then learned that the Captain of the ship was mentally unstable, perhaps even insane. The Navy must then decide: was the Caine Mutiny a criminal act? Or an act of courage to save a ship from destruction at the hands of her Captain.
This book is in Like New Condition. Produced with the usual Franklin Library high quality: Full leather covers, attached silk ribbon page marker, gilt cover decoration, gilt page edges, hubbed spine with gold accenting and lettering, moire fabric end sheets etc. It is part of their The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature series. See photos for more detail.
The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk, Signed by Author, Leather Bound, Franklin Library 1977, Like New