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The Resource The Bounty : the true story of the mutiny on the Bounty, Caroline Alexander

The Bounty : the true story of the mutiny on the Bounty, Caroline Alexander

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The Bounty : the true story of the mutiny on the Bounty
Title
The Bounty
Title remainder
the true story of the mutiny on the Bounty
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Alexander
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
More than two centuries have passed since Master's Mate Fletcher Christian mutinied against Lieutenant Bligh on a small, armed transport vessel called Bounty. Why the details of this obscure adventure at the end of the world remain vivid and enthralling is as intriguing as the truth behind the legend. In giving the Bounty mutiny its historical due, Caroline Alexander has chosen to frame her narrative by focusing on the court-martial of the ten 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 captured men themselves conjures the events of that April morning in 1789, when Christian's breakdown impelled every man on a fateful course: Bligh and his loyalists on the historic open boat voyage that revealed him to be one of history's great navigators; Christian on his restless exile; and the captured mutineers toward their day in court. As the book unfolds, each figure emerges as a full-blown character caught up in a drama that may well end on the gallows. And as Alexander shows, it was in a desperate fight to escape hanging that one of the accused defendants deliberately spun the mutiny into the myth we know today-of the tyrannical Lieutenant Bligh of the Bounty. Ultimately, Alexander concludes that the Bounty mutiny was sparked by that most unpredictable, combustible, and human of situations-the chemistry between strong personalities living in close quarters. Her account of the voyage, the trial, and the surprising fates of Bligh, Christian, and the mutineers is an epic of ambition, passion, pride, and duty at the dawn of the Romantic era
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Caroline
Dewey number
996.1/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DU20
LC item number
.A53 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bounty Mutiny, 1789
  • Oceania
  • Bligh, William
  • Christian, Fletcher
  • Bounty (Ship)
  • Bligh, William
  • Christian, Fletcher
  • Bounty (Schiff)
  • Meuterei
  • Bligh, William
  • Christian, Fletcher
  • Bounty (Ship)
  • Bounty Mutiny (1789)
  • Travel
  • Oceania
Label
The Bounty : the true story of the mutiny on the Bounty, Caroline Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-467) and index
Contents
Prelude -- Pandora -- Bounty -- Voyage out -- Tahiti -- Mutiny -- Return -- Portsmouth -- Court-martial -- Defense -- Sentence -- Judgment -- Latitude 25S̊, Longitude 130W̊ -- Home is the sailor
Control code
ocm52079684
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
491 p.
Isbn
9780670031337
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003050158
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)52079684
Label
The Bounty : the true story of the mutiny on the Bounty, Caroline Alexander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-467) and index
Contents
Prelude -- Pandora -- Bounty -- Voyage out -- Tahiti -- Mutiny -- Return -- Portsmouth -- Court-martial -- Defense -- Sentence -- Judgment -- Latitude 25S̊, Longitude 130W̊ -- Home is the sailor
Control code
ocm52079684
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
491 p.
Isbn
9780670031337
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003050158
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)52079684

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