Mutiny & Piratical Seizure of HMS Bounty FOLIO SOCIETY Barrow £4.00 + P & P
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An Account of the Mutiny on HMS Bounty

by
LIEUTENANT WILLIAM BLIGH
Edited by Robert Bowman
with a foreword by
RICHARD HOUGH

1st. published in this edition 1989
This edition published by Alan Sutton Publishing
A paperback with decorated covers in VERY GOOD condition.
158 pages

ISBN 0 86299 551 5

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Blurb

 

 

The Mutiny on the Bounty must surely be one of the best known of all naval stories. It has been written about and recreated on film many times. From the various retellings of the story have come commonly held views of all the central characters involved — chiefly William Bligh and Fletcher Christian. Bligh is commonly represented as a harsh and brutal sea captain who drove his men to mutiny by his evil ways. Christian is seen as a reluctant mutineer, who championed the cause of the down-trodden crew of the Bounty. Neither representation is factual, and now, with the republication of Bligh's own narrative account of the mutiny, we are afforded some insight into the characters of both William Bligh and Fletcher Christian. Bligh published his narrative in 1790 to try and vindicate himself from the charges that he had ill-treated and cruelly abused his crew. Many of these charges had been circulated by the wealthy families of Fletcher Christian and Peter Haywood, and Bligh was not entirely successful in his aim. His narrative skill stands as a worthy document to Bligh's courage, and contains a moving account of his epic voyage after being cast adrift from the Bounty. His concern for the welfare of his men, his interest in natural history, and his fine navigational skills all emerge from the pages of his own narrative to restore respectability to the name of William Bligh 200 years after the mutiny.

Illustrations

   
Plate 1.
  William Bligh by George Dance, 1794
Plate 2.
  Transplanting of the Bread Fruit Trees from Otaheite by T. Gosse
Plate 3.
  Lieutenant Bligh and part of the officers and crew being cast adrift, contemporary print after a painting by Robert Dodd
Plate 4.
  Pitcairn island by F.W. Beechey
Plate 5.
  Interior of Pitcairn island by F.W. Beechey
Illustrations in the text
  A copy of the draught from which the Bounty's long boat was built
  Sections of the bread fruit
  Sketch map of the north part of Otaheite
  Plan and section of part of the Bounty Armed Transport
  Chart of Bligh's Islands
  N.E. Coast of New Holland
  Friday Christian with Captain Folger, the captain of the first british ship, H.M.S. Topaz, to visit Pitcairn after the mutiny, (1808)

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A Selection of Books Relating to The Mutiny on the Bounty


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Sir John Barrow Lt. William Bligh Greg Dening Kenneth S. Allen
Click for Barrow's 'Mutiny and Piratical seizure of HMS Bounty
Bligh's own account of the Bounty Mutiny. Bligh published his narrative in 1790 to try and vindicate himself from the charges that he had ill-treated and cruelly abused his crew. Many of these charges had been circulated by the wealthy families of Fletcher Christian and Peter Haywood, and Bligh was not entirely successful in his aim.
Click to go to Mr. Bligh's Bad Language details!
Click to go to 'That Bounty Bastard'
1976
1989
1992
1976
Richard Hough
Richard Humble
Geoffrey Rawson
Arthur Hawkey
Click on this image to go to my 'Richard Hough - Captain Bligh and Mr Christian' page
Bligh's full career - click on this image to go to book's page
THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD but details still available - click to go to Rawson's "Bligh and the Bounty"
Click on this image to go to my "Arthur Hawkey 'Bligh's Other Mutiny"
1972
1976
1934
1975

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