Cherished as one of the most thrilling sea adventures ever recorded, Mutiny on the Bounty has sold millions of copies and enthralled generations of readers around the world in the seven decades since its initial publication. The novel reprises a true story-the strange, eventful, and tragic voyage of His Majesty's Ship Bounty in 1788-1789, which culminated in Fletcher Christian's mutiny against Captain Bligh-and reaches peaks of narrative excitement that mark the book indelibly as a modern classic.
Several years ago, one ship have sailed from Tahiti.The captain was Bligh.
Because of Bligh was easy to get angry, one day, Bligh wes mutinied...
It is surprising that Bligh and some other crew could live in small lifeboat.
When it has been decided that they don't come near to a
I was not expecting to have so much sympathy for Christian and the mutineers. Bligh treated his subordinates shamefully and you really can't help but see Christian as the more noble man of the two. But the stigma of mutiny is hard to erase. I was also much struck at the horrifying punishments regularly meted out even for trifling offenses. The first of these we see, the flogging through the fleet of a captured deserter, is simply beyond belief. And yet it happened all the time.
I was forcibly reminded of Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea and I'm sure that comparison would only grow stronger with the next book of the trilogy. A compelling read.