Viewing Entry - Mutiny on the bounty (E15156) by FitzSimons, Peter.
Playing time for epub/audio formats : 12 hours 15 minutes
Mutiny on the bounty : a saga of survival, sex, sedition, mayhem and mutiny
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History. Bligh, William, -- 1754-1817. Christian, Fletcher, -- 1764-1793. Bounty Mutiny, 1789. Pitcairn Island (Pitcairn Islands) -- History.
The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, is one of history's truly great stories - a tale of human drama, intrigue and adventure of the highest order - and in the hands of Peter FitzSimons it comes to life as never before. Commissioned by the Royal Navy to collect breadfruit plants from Tahiti and take them to the West Indies, the Bounty's crew found themselves in a tropical paradise. Five months later, they did not want to leave. Under the leadership of Fletcher Christian most of the crew mutinied soon after sailing from Tahiti, setting Captain William Bligh and 18 loyal crewmen adrift in a small open boat. In one of history's great feats of seamanship, Bligh navigated this tiny vessel for 3618 nautical miles to Timor. Fletcher Christian and the mutineers sailed back to Tahiti, where most remained and were later tried for mutiny.