The Mutiny of Elsinore is a novel by the American writer Jack London first published in 1914. After death of the captain, the crew of a ship split between the two senior surviving mates. During the conflict, the narrator develops as a strong character, rather as in The Sea-Wolf. It also includes some strong right views which were part of London s complex world-view. The novel is partially based on London s voyage around Cape Horn on the Dirigo on 1912. The novel has been adapted into films three times The character De Casseres, who espouses nihilistic viewpoints similar to the ideas of French philosopher Jules de Gaultier, is based on London s real-life friend and journalist Benjamin De Casseres. Jack London (1876-1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. London s most famous novels are The Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Sea-Wolf, The Iron Heel, and Martin Eden.