This is the author's first book an u ncommon title and even with remnants of tape marks still a more than desirable copy,8vo 264pp First Edition 1st Impression. All overseas shipping is via Airmail. Wouk succeeds in depicting the era without being grotesque, without expressing superiority to his characters, and with an admirable focus that Wolfe sorely lacked. The Caine Mutiny Court Martial is the name of the Broadway play adapted by the author and later it was used to make a film. Bookseller: , Michigan, United States Simon and Schuster.
However, that's just my reaction to it. Wouk succeeds in depicting the era without being grotesque, without expressing superiority to his characters, and with an admirable focus that Wolfe sorely lacked. Previous owners name may be present. Grey pictorial dust jacket over blue cloth boards. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. It is extremely enjoyable and filled with subtle humor as well as some not so subtle laughs. Octavo, book club edition, pp.
According to him this was the place where he learned about the behavior of men working under pressure, about machinery and about Americans. About this Item: Venture Press Book. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. He was in Bronx for most of his childhood and adolescence and from Townsend Harris High School he earned his high school diploma certificate. Even though I know it was a parody of 18th century literature it quickly grew tiresome. A light-weight read with a none-the-less high-brow, expansive vocabulary. There are others- including its publishers- who have gone completely overboard about it.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Condition of this book: Near fine with sunning at boards's edges, chips at jacket's edges. The dust jacket is missing. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Ask Questions and request photos if your buying for the cover and not the content.
It is so comedic, satiric, and thoroughly entertaining while remaining relevant and thought-provoking. He started writing a novel, Aurora Dawn, during off-duty hours aboard ship. The dust jacket is missing. During the time Herman Wouk was writing his next novel, he used to take the help of his wife and read each chapter to her. About this Item: Simon And Schuster. This novel reflects more of the author's own life as it takes place in the world of advertising in the 50's. The spine may show signs of wear.
Text is clean but has yellowed. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. The spine may show signs of wear. His second novel, City Boy, proved to be a commercial disappointment at the time of its initial publication in 1948. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. This novel reflects more of the author's own life as it takes place in the world of advertising in the 50's. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.
After a childhood and adolescence in the Bronx and a high school diploma from Townsend Harris High School, he earned a B. The spine may show signs of wear. Her name is May Wynn and she is a nightclub singer with beautiful red hairs. Please refer to pictures provided. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.
Numerous nicks and chips, primarily at head and tail of spine of the dust-jacket. Navy blue cloth boards have lightly bumped corners. Wouk sent a copy of the opening chapters to Irwin Edman who quoted a few pages verbatim to a New York editor. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Today, Aurora Dawn's themes have grown still more relevant and, in the manner of all great fiction, its characters and ironies have only been sharpened by the passage of time. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Text is clean, pages are tanned, biinding is tight, covers are shelf-worn and scuffed, corners bumped, bookplate on inside cover, lacks dust jacket.
Cover and spine are like new. I've also read Marjorie Morningstar, which had a different flavor to it, but was also wonderful. Ships within 1 business day, includes tracking. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Among the novels that Wouk has written, The Caine Mutiny is one of the earliest and was published by Back Bay Books in the year 1951. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Already a Herman Wouk fan after reading Winds of War and War and Remebrance, this book served to endear me to his writing in a new way.
Serving satisfied customers since 1987. Bookseller: , Michigan, United States Pocket. The True History of Andrew Reale containing a faithful account of the Great Riot, together with the complete texts of Michael Wilde's oration and Father Stanfield's sermon. Dark blue cloth hardcover with gold gilded lettering. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. He's also a tad sexist and there was a racist illustration perhaps Wouk had nothing to do with the illustrations , but this was written in the 1950's so it's somewhat expected sadly. It is extremely enjoyable and filled with subtle humor as wel I read this book as a young teenager, and I don't remember much about it, except that I thought it was extremely funny and poignant, a superb satire skewering not just advertising but the spiritual foibles of mankind.