The mutiny on the Bounty has fascinated readers for more than two hundred years, but no other book on this extraordinary episode in maritime history tells the story as well as this masterly and thrilling account by Richard Hough. He has set down all the aspects of the extraordinary story in a manner that is utterly compelling, and he has brought alive the powerful characters who played out the events. Highly touted when first published in 1972, it is an epic drama of courage, discovery, deceit, and treachery. The story of Fletcher Christian and the rest of the mutineers' discovery of an uninhabited island and their attempt to fashion a community away from the pursuing ships of the Royal Navy is as tense as it is horrific. Captain Bligh's remarkable 3,600-mile voyage to Timor in the ship's open launch is fully described as one of the great feats of navigation. The dismal episode of the Pandora and the remarkable survival of one of the mutineers add further fascinating twists to the story.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1972. Book Condition: Fair. 1st. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP92400733
Book Description Hutchinson, 1972. Book Condition: Good. 1st. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP69488195
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR007724029
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First edition first printing large octavo hardback 320 pp illustrated Very good condition in Good price-clipped dust jacket ( some closed edge tears with a small half inch square of material missing from the top edge of the spine area of the jacket) No inscriptions. Bookseller Inventory # 062778
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1972. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Hutchinson of London 1972 Hard cover; Dust Jacket has small tearing under transparent tape. Bookseller Inventory # 006305
Book Description Hutchinson & Co, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. v/g in good chipped,clipped d/j,no inscriptions.1972,1st edition.320pp,with illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 10738
Book Description Hutchinson, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Dw has fading to spine and a pritective plastic wrap adhered. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 67752
Book Description Hutchinson of London, London, Britain, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good DJ. 1st Edition, Ex-Library. 8vo, Brown boards gilt writing. Ex-library stamps and card pocket. DJ covered in mylar. 320 pages. One hundred and eighty years ago three men were hanged at Spithead, watched by thousands of their fellow sailors and curious civilians. They were the only ones to suffer the legal punishment for the most famous ship's mutiny in history, one which involved no fewer than twenty-five officers and ratings, led by the Bounty's handsome and gifted young second-in-command, Fletcher Christian. Bookseller Inventory # 978
Book Description Hutchinson, 1972., 1972. 1st edition. 8vo. 320pp. B/w. portrait frontispiece and illustrations, maps, diagrams, e.p. maps. Original brown cloth, rubbed d/w. with minor tear. ISBN 0091128609 US$14. Bookseller Inventory # 131604
Book Description Hutchinson., 1972. Book Condition: Very Good. First. Hard Cover. Book- VG, some rubbing, linen bound, gilt titles on spine. 10x7. 320pp. Frontis, some illus, tables & illus chapter headings. Bookseller Inventory # 449231