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: 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 Hutchinson, 1972. Book Condition: Fair. 1st. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP92400733
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., 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
Book Description Hutchinson., 1972. Book Condition: Very Good. Hard Cover. Book- VG, gilt titles on spine, brown boards, front endpaper map upside-down. 9.5x6.5. 320pp. Frontis, 16 b/w plates, 11 b/w illus, endpaper maps. Bookseller Inventory # 1880978
Book Description Hutchinson 1972 Hutchinson 1972 320pp hardback dustwrapper plates bumped & rubbed otherwise very good Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 27652
Book Description Hutchinson, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. FIRST EDITION with dust jacket - rare and collectable - will send out 1 st class post. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000053215
Book Description Hutchinson, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. 1st Edition.. UK hardback first impression. SIGNED with inscription to BBC interviewer Leigh Crutchley at title page. Also contains folded sheet of interview notes. The book is Good+ overall, in poor jacket which has curious abrasions to reverse resulting in paper thinning. Signed by Author(s). Book. Bookseller Inventory # 1478088528319