The Bounty Mutiny

Forsideomslag
Penguin, 2001 - 254 sider
The names William Bligh, Fletcher Christian, and the Bounty have excited the popular imagination for more than two hundred years. The story of this famous mutiny has many beginnings and many endings but they all intersect on an April morning in 1789 near the island known today as Tonga. That morning, William Bligh and eighteen surly seamen were expelled from the Bounty and began what would be the greatest open-boat voyage in history, sailing some 4,000 miles to safety in Timor. The mutineers led by Fletcher Christian sailed off into a mystery that has never been entirely resolved.

While the full story of what drove the men to revolt or what really transpired during the struggle may never be known, Penguin Classics has brought together-for the first time in one volume-all the relevant texts and documents related to a drama that has fascinated generations. Here is the full text of Bligh's Narrative of the Mutiny, the minutes of the court proceedings gathered by Edward Christian in an effort to clear his brother's name, and the highly polemic correspondence between Bligh and Christian-all amplified by Robert Madison's illuminating Introduction and rich selection of subsequent Bounty narratives
 

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Brugeranmeldelse  - untraveller - LibraryThing

Original documents from the Bounty trial & debacle. I had read many of these before, but they are good to have all in one volume, most especially because they are placed in chronological order so it ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

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Brugeranmeldelse  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

A great collection of original documents about the Mutiny on the Bounty. Together they tell as good a sea yarn as any novel, complete with a Rashomon-like quality as two parties to the mutiny see ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

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Om forfatteren (2001)

William Bligh (1754-1817) was an English admiral and master of the H. M. S. Bounty. Edward Christian (1758-1823) was the elder brother of Fletcher Christian, the leader of the mutiny. R. D. Madison is Professor of English at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. He has edited several volumes of military and naval history, including the Penguin Classics edition of Thomas Wentworth Higginson's 'Army Life in a Black Regiment and Other Writings'.

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