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Mister Roberts

Author: Thomas Heggen; Edith Goodkind Rosenwald; Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., ©1946.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The novel, Mister Roberts, was an instant hit after being published in 1946 and was quickly adapted for the stage and screen. The title character, a Lieutenant Junior Grade naval officer, defends his crew against the petty tyranny of the ship's commanding officer during World War II. Nearly all action takes place on a backwater cargo ship, the USS Reluctant, that sails, as written in the play, "from apathy to tedium  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sea stories
War stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heggen, Thomas, 1919-1949.
Mister Roberts.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1946
(OCoLC)564291813
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Heggen; Edith Goodkind Rosenwald; Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 284836
Description: xvii, 221 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by Thomas Heggen ; illustrated by Samuel Hanks Bryant.

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The novel, Mister Roberts, was an instant hit after being published in 1946 and was quickly adapted for the stage and screen. The title character, a Lieutenant Junior Grade naval officer, defends his crew against the petty tyranny of the ship's commanding officer during World War II. Nearly all action takes place on a backwater cargo ship, the USS Reluctant, that sails, as written in the play, "from apathy to tedium with occasional side trips to monotony and ennui." This irreverent, often hilarious story about the crew of the Reluctant has enjoyed wide and enduring popularity. It was subsequently adapted as a play, a feature film, a television series, and a television movie. The film version with Henry Fonda, James Cagney and Jack Lemmon is one of the most well-known movies of WWII.

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