The Bounty Mutiny (Penguin Classics)

By: Bligh, William; Christian, Edward

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Like New Condition: Unmarked, clean. Tight binding. Very minor visible cover storage wear. Paperback book copy of The Bounty Mutiny by William Bligh and Edward Christian. Penguin Classics edition. Edited with an Introduction by R.D. Madison. From the book cover: Here, in one volume, are all the relevant texts and documents related to a drama that has fascinated generations: 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. New York: Penguin Books (Penguin Group), 2001. xxv, 254 pages. Maps. 5 x 7.75 inches, 20 cm. List price 14.00. Current list price 16.00.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Title: The Bounty Mutiny (Penguin Classics)

Author/Composer: Bligh, William; Christian, Edward

Categories: History General Topics,

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 2001-05-01

ISBN Number: 0140439161

ISBN Number 13: 9780140439168

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Like New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 012289

Keywords: Literature History, Bounty Mutiny, 9780140439168, 0140439161, Penguin Classics Edition, William Bligh, Edward Christian, Tonga, Fletcher Christian, Journeys Oceania,