The Caine Mutiny, Herman Wouk's fine novel of the Navy's war in the
Pacific, has turned out to be the hardiest fiction bestseller since
Lloyd Douglas' The Robe (1942). The Douglas novel stayed on the
Publisher's Weekly list of five top fiction sellers for 32 months.
Caine is now in its 17th month. It's sales to date: 325,000 copies (The
Robe sold nearly 2,000,000).
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