The Caine Mutiny : The Caine Mutiny-for which Herman Wouk was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1952, is a contemporary classic. A novel of World War II that seized the imagination of a country recovering from the ravage of a devastating war in a manner unlike any work of American fiction before or since. Its characters have become a vital part of our literary history; its story has taken root in the memory of a nation. A towering achievement, and perhaps the world's best loved drama of the sea and its sailors. SC, 537 pages.