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The Bounty : The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty
by Caroline Alexander




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In giving the story its historical due, Alexander focuses on the court-martial of the mutineers who were captured in Tahiti and brought to justice in England. This fresh perspective revivifies the entire saga, and the salty, colorful language of the men conjures up the events of that morning in 1789.

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Overview

In giving the story its historical due, Alexander focuses on the court-martial of the mutineers who were captured in Tahiti and brought to justice in England. This fresh perspective revivifies the entire saga, and the salty, colorful language of the men conjures up the events of that morning in 1789.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780142004692
  • ISBN-10: 0142004693
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Publish Date: June 2004
  • Page Count: 491
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.44 x 5.48 x 1.17 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.13 pounds


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The Bounty

Alexander's best-selling, painstakingly researched narrative delves deep into the mystery of history's most famous nautical mutiny. During a 1787 voyage from England to the South Pacific, rebellion broke out on the Bounty, pitting Lt. William Bligh against shipmate Fletcher Christian and his unhappy band of mutineers. Bligh was stripped of authority, forced off the Bounty and left to drift on the ocean in a 23-foot boat, along with a group of loyal followers. Bligh's remarkable return to England after 48 days at sea—a 3,600-mile cruise—is recounted here, as Alexander presents a redeeming portrait of the controversial seaman. Her treatment of Christian and the captured mutineers, who were court-martialed, is lively and vivid, filled with authentic quotes taken from crew members' correspondence and from court documents.

 

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