FIRST EDITION OF HERMAN WOUK'S PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING CLASSIC THE CAINE MUTINY; SIGNED BY HIM
The Caine Mutiny.
Item Number: 39003
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1951.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original blue cloth with titles to the spine in silver. Signed by Herman Wouk on the title page. Near fine in an excellent second-issue dust jacket with a few closed tears.
The Caine Mutiny was published in March, 1951 and word of mouth quickly spread and a second printing was issued in April 1951, and four more printings in June alone. By September 1951, The Caine Mutiny had become the best-selling novel in the country. The book remained on the best-seller list for two and a half years, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1952. The Caine Mutiny was both a Broadway play and a Hollywood film starring Humphrey Bogart in an unforgettable performance as Captain Queeg.