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Thomas Heggen
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978-1591143659
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Naval Institute Press (September 1, 2009)
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Thomas Heggen wrote Mister Roberts as a young naval officer on the USS Virgo in 1944 Series: Classics of Naval Literature. Paperback: 224 pages. Publisher: Naval Institute Press (September 1, 2009).

Thomas Heggen wrote Mister Roberts as a young naval officer on the USS Virgo in 1944. After the war, he struggled with writing after his early success and died tragically in 1949. Series: Classics of Naval Literature.

Mister Roberts is a 1946 novel written by Thomas Heggen. The title character, a junior grade lieutenant 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 US Navy auxiliary cargo ship, the USS Reluctant that sails, as written in the 1948 play, "from Apathy to Tedium with occasional side trips to Monotony and Ennui.

Mister Roberts A Novel Classics of Naval Literature.

Items related to Mister Roberts (CLASSICS OF NAVAL LITERATURE). Thomas Heggen wrote Mister Roberts as a young naval officer on the USS Virgo in 1944. After the war, he struggled with writing after his early success and died tragically in 1949

Items related to Mister Roberts (CLASSICS OF NAVAL LITERATURE). Thomas Heggen Mister Roberts (CLASSICS OF NAVAL LITERATURE). ISBN 13: 9781557507235. Mister Roberts (CLASSICS OF NAVAL LITERATURE). Shipping: US$ . 9 Within . Heggen based his novel on his experiences aboard the USS Virgo (AKA-20) and the USS Rotanin (AK-108) in the South Pacific during World War II, and began the book as a collection of short stories. It was subsequently adapted as a play circa 1948, a feature film, a television series, and a live television movie.

Beginning as a collection of short stories, Heggen based his novel on his experiences aboard the USS Virgo in the South Pacific during WWII. Irreverent, hilarious, the book shows readers what a real leader is in the guise of Mr. Roberts! Get A Copy.

Mister Roberts : A Novel. Classics of Naval Literature. About the Author Thomas Heggen wrote Mister Roberts as a young naval officer on board the USS Virgo in 1944

Mister Roberts : A Novel. By (author) Thomas Heggen, By (author) Thomas J. Cutler. About the Author Thomas Heggen wrote Mister Roberts as a young naval officer on board the USS Virgo in 1944.

The novel, Mister Roberts, was an instant hit after being published in 1946 and was quickly adapted for the stage and screen. The Caine Mutiny: A Novel Herman Wouk Back Bay Books, 1992 . You Can't Take it With You Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman Dramatist's Play Service, 1998 .

Heggen gathered memories from his time spent aboard the USS Virgo and .

Heggen gathered memories from his time spent aboard the USS Virgo and USS Rotanin during. 16 November 2010 ·. The story began as a novel authored by Thomas Heggen in 1946. Heggen gathered memories from his time spent aboard the USS Virgo and USS Rotanin during World War II. The novel later caught the eye of producer Leland Hayward who turned it into a Broadway production. History of Mister Roberts. A brief history of the novel, play, and film Mr Roberts and the role that the Sea Bird played in this classic hit.

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. Heggen based his novel on his experiences aboard the USS Virgo in the South Pacific during World War II, and began as a collection of short stories. 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.
  • I was surprised how short this book is. I think, perhaps, it is properly called a novella. It can be easily read during one's free time, in a week or so. A good deal of the book is comprised of a series of vignettes which are mildly humorous. There is, for all intents and purposes, no character development. We know and learn, basically nothing about the captain. The same is essentially true for the title character. As an example what do we learn about him, compared to Herman Wouk's Ensign Keith in "The Caine Mutiny"? This does not rise to the level of great literature. It does remind me a little bit of "Tales of The South Pacific" by James Michener, which I personally preferred. Additionally, if one wishes to read a similar semi-autobiographical, short novel about a supply boat in a non cobat situation in World War II, one may try "Williwaw", by Gore Vidal. Mr. Heggen died young, and, of course, Gore Vidal becomes an iconic author. I feel these two works provide a very interesting opportunity to compare and contrast two authors and their work.

  • Thoman Heggen is a good writer with a distinctive style. The narrative is told in a series of "short story" chapters. That is, there is no one great mission, just the routine monotony of life broken by a series of trivial events in the backwaters of the war in the Pacific. There events show us the character of the ship and crew in a very vivid manner. Heggen makes you feel like a crew member watching and taking part in the events. The stage play and movie were far more dramatic and somewhat removed from the novel.

  • This book is a classic and has been made into an excellent movie.
    Anyone who enjoys a story about life on a naval "tub" during WWII
    will enjoy the antics aboard ship. There is no actual fighting of the war
    by this ship. Action takes place in the Pacific.

  • This was certainly the most amusing and, a the same time, insightful novel to come out of WWII in the Pacific. This book chronicles the life of the Navy who served at a considerable distance from the heroics. People whose main adversary was boredom.

    This is a profound view of the other side of war and the humans and human nature exposed as duty was performed. It is also a view into the culture of that long ago time.

    Mostly it is a great collection of character studies wonderfully woven together into a novel.

  • Mr. Roberts is one of my favorite movies of all time, so it was interesting to see that the movie followed the book very closely. The characters, plot, and tone are all the same. The book contains a few vignettes that didn't make it to the movie -- along with some colorful language. The book also does a little better job of helping you understand the psychology of the characters and the ship.

    If you like the movie, you'll like the book too. Easy read...and enjoyable.

  • great book

  • Was good to find out the real story versus the movie. Ensign Pulver
    was not quite as prominent as Jack Lemmon portrayed him.

  • One of those uncommon instances when the movie was better than the book. It's clear Heggen spent time in the service as his portraits of enlisted, officer, and ship life appear spot on, although the level of fraternization and hijinks would not be tolerated in today's military -- but WWII was a different martial culture given the participants were drawn from draftees, volunteers, and careerists. I was disappointed in the novel's dearth of humor, character portraits, and pathos, factors of which the movie was far superior. Given the novel's mediocrity, surprised it stood out enough to catch Hollywood's attention, but when it was made, war was a hot topic for movies. Was not surprised Heggen didn't score another hit as his talent seems limited. Would not recommend except to sailors who might have a fuller appreciation on the vagaries of ship life as presented in the novel.