Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Mutiny on the Bounty (Adventure Classics)” as Want to Read:
Mutiny on the Bounty (Adventure Classics)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Mutiny on the Bounty (Adventure Classics)

3.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,707 Ratings  ·  56 Reviews
Entries from the diary of British Royal Navy officer and colonial governor William Bligh recount the infamous events that took place on the HMS Bounty in 1789. Despite his adventurous career under Captain James Cook and Horatio Nelson, British Royal Navy officer and colonial governor William Bligh (1754-1817) is now remembered for his harsh treatment of his crew that trigg ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published September 12th 2006 by White Star (first published 1790)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Mutiny on the Bounty, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Mutiny on the Bounty

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 2,807)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Ahmed
765px-Bounty_modified_photo.jpg - 74.21 KB


وليم بلي كان أحد البحارة المميزين لدرجة إن جيمس كوك أخده معه في آخر رحلاته للمحيط الهادي و اطلق اسمه على مجموعة من الجزر تكريما ليه
كانت مهمته على السفينه بونتي بإختصار هي إحضار مجموعة من شجر الخبز من جزر تاهيتي

index.jpg - 16.18 KB

ليزرعوه ف المستعمرات الكاريبية و تستخدم كغذاء للعبيد
لكن لطول المدة التى مكثها ف تاهيتي البحارة أنتخوا و حبوا الحياة فيها و قرروا التمرد عليه كي يبقوا في تاهيتي
و معاهم حق مين ميحبش الأنتخة
و ألقوه مع 18 بحار آخر في قارب نجاة صغير مع غذاء يكفي 5 أيام فقط لكنه إقتصد وكفى لمدة 41 يوم !!
إلى
...more
Marti
Being marginally familiar with the Hollywood version, I decided to pick this up to acquaint myself with the real story of the mutiny; the captain's miraculous escape to civilization and the eventual fate of the mutineers and their descendants on Pitcairn Island. I have been kind of fascinated with these tales of 18th century castaways ever since I found out that among the seven families residing on another such forbidding island (Tristan Da Cunha) live the descendants of shipwrecked sailors from ...more
عبَّاد ديرانية
رواية متميّزة جداً، خصوصاً لكونها تتمحور حول قصَّة واقعية، عندما أمسكتها عجزت عن إفلاتها لدقيقةٍ واحدةٍ حتى أنهيتها بالكامل. هي ليست رواية بمعنى الكلمة، بل أشبه بكتاب مذكّرات، فهي لا تتناول أي أوصافٍ معينة أو أفكاراً فلسفية، بل مجرَّد سرد بسيط لأحداث التمرُّد يوماً بيوم، لكن القصة الحقيقية وحدها بدون أي إضافات كافية لإطلاعك على تجربة إنسانية فريدة جداً، وما يزيد قيمتها كثيراً هو أنَّها تجربة يعود عمرها إلى أكثر من مائتي سنة!

من المهم عند قراءة الرواية إدراك أنها كتبت لأسباب محددة لا كمجرَّد تدوين
...more
Carol
Oct 12, 2011 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It had been a long time since I watched the Hollywood version of Mutiny on the Bounty, not the new one but the old one with a young Clark Gable and Charles Laughton in the lead roles of Mr. Christian and Captain Bligh. I know this movie left with the definite impression that Bligh deserved and caused the mutiny of his crew. So why not give the man a chance to defend his reign as Captain of his ship.

First, this is a diary, and as such can get bogged down in daily entries of longitude and latitude
...more
Ahmed Gaber
Jun 24, 2013 Ahmed Gaber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب جميل .. للكتاب ده بالذات قصة طويلة معايا .. أول مرّه شوف الكتاب وقرأت فيه كنت فى ثلاثة ثانوى .. كنت كل يوم أثناء الـ(الفسحة) بروح المكتبة اقضى ال15 دقيقة بتوع الفسحة فى المكتبة أقرأ الكتاب .. كنت فى صفحة 160 على ما أتذكر .. كل يوم أقرأ فى الكتاب شوية قبل ما الفسحة تخلص .. وفى يوم روحت المكتبة عشان أقرأ فى الكتاب كالعادة لقيت أمينة المكتبة بتمنعنى بحجة أن خلاص التيرم قرّب يخلص ولازم تعمل جرد للمكتبة ومش هاتخلى أى طالب يدخل المكتبة .. ربنا يسامحها بأه .. كنت متعلق بالكتاب جدا .. المهم أنى م ...more
بسام عبد العزيز
عندما يكتب شخصا ما عن "رحلة شاقة للبقاء على قيد الحياة" فبالتأكيد كل ما سيفعله هو ان يقول لك:
"أنا من أنقذ حياة الجميع!
أنا أعظم انسان في الكون!
لولاي لمات الجنس البشري بأكمله و لانفجرت الشمس و اندثرت درب التبانة بأكملها!!"

هذا هو ما يفعله الكابتن بلاي تماما..
في كتابه هذا يقدم ملخص لحالة العصيان التي تعرض لها عندما كان قبطانا للسفينة باونتي و كيف استطاع العودة مرة أخرى لانجلترا مع بقية البحارة المنبوذين..

طبعا طوال صفحات الرواية تشعر ان الكابتن كان بريئا تماما.. أنه قبطان عظيم و قائد محنك.. أنه ش
...more
Karen
Jul 16, 2008 Karen rated it liked it
This was another book on my "to read list." I did quite like it. There was one funny thing about the book, in the old Bogart movie, the captain was angry about the loss of his strawberries. In the book it was coconuts.
I did enjoy the book. I loved hearing about the Pacific islands and their people and learning about the English navy.
I learned to love or hate the people in the book, just as the author intended.
I would recommend the book if you have not read it.
Lamis
Aug 10, 2015 Lamis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
هل كان بلاي قائداً قاسي القلب، صارم النظام، لا يعترف إلا برأيه فقط حتى دفع رجاله إلى العصيان والتمرد عليه؟
أم أن فليتشر كريستيان الذي قاد التمرد كان أنانياً ويريد الاستيلاء على السفينة باونتي ليقودها بنفسه وطبقاً لأهوائه؟
مازالت هذه الأسئلة بلا إجابات حتى اليوم.. و الاحتمالان واردان بنفس النسبة ولا نستطيع أن نحكم حتى نسمع قصة الطرف الآخر.. قد يكون بالفعل بلاي ظالم ومتسلط ويستحق الثورة عليه.. وقد يكون المتمردون -أو قائدهم على الأقل- من الناس المستهترين، الذين لا يحترمون القوانين، ولا يريدون أي سلطة
...more
John Yelverton
Oct 02, 2011 John Yelverton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fascinating story of betrayal and survival from the man who endured it all.
John Wiswell
Jan 19, 2008 John Wiswell rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to John by: Sailors, classics readers
I couldn't resist the urge to pick up the story of one of the most famous mutiny's in human history as told from the perspective of the captain. It is at once a bitter memoir and a microcosm of all of Europe's fears of the abuse of power and the terror of anarchy. An extremely slow read for something that should be so compelling, Bligh's insight into the situation makes it compelling enough to finish if you can power through the extremely dry first chunk.
Tim Painter
Feb 24, 2008 Tim Painter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, survival
I had seen the movies and heard about this event, but what I had never heard was the rest of the story where captain Bligh and half his crew are put on a whaling boat and put to sea. Through his amazing skill they made a 3600 mile trip in that small boat to a safe port.
Richard
Dec 25, 2014 Richard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating story. I recommend taking the extra time to plot out the voyage on a globe,
Jason
Oct 30, 2011 Jason rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great collection of original documents about the Mutiny on the Bounty. Together they tell as good a sea yarn as any novel, complete with a Rashomon-like quality as two parties to the mutiny see everything in precisely opposite ways -- while agreeing on fragments of key details. There is some repetition, especially in some of the transcripts from the trial and testimonial letters on the character of Captain Bligh. This repetition, however, contributes to an almost biblical quality to the text a ...more
زينب
Jul 01, 2011 زينب rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels, history
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Puna
Jul 03, 2013 Puna rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: maritimely inclined persons, historians, pacific islanders in for a good laugh
Recommended to Puna by: Westopheles
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Bruce Reid
Unsurprisingly, a rather dry, self-serving account--though more by omission than outright deception. There are passages that capture the imagination: Bligh's descriptions of Tahitian society are thorough and, if culturally blinkered, more tolerant and appreciative of certain aspects than I would have thought; the chronicle of the castoff crew sailing to Timor is immediate and often riveting. Even the obsessive recording of latitudes and weather patterns, the shapes of coastlines viewed from afar ...more
Adam Carlson
This was a rather boring book. It''s pretty much just a captains log that happens to be a log from a voyage that was a little more interesting than most. I did find it interesting to learn a little more history. But don't expect a swashbuckling story. This is not the Hollywood version.
Mahmoud Hussain
حياة البحر تختلف عن الحياه علي البر . أكيد ان تكون قبطانا مسئول عن طاقم سفينتك يجعلك في غايه القسوه لتنجو بطاقمك .ثورة علي السفينه بونتي ل وليام بلاي فهي ليس رواية بالفهوم المتداول ولكنها من دفتر مذكراته الشخصيه عن العصيان الذي تم علي سفينته بونتي اثناء ابحاره بالقرب من جزر تاهيتي.فقد تم العصيان علي السفينه ضد الكابتن بلاي و معه 18 ضابطا و بحارا و اجبارهم علي النزول الي البحر في قارب غير مجهز ليواجهوا الموت في رحله امتدت الي نحو 3000 ميلا اي 5560 كيلومتر مواجهين الرياح الخطره و الامطار و الخوف م ...more
D.W.Jefferson
Mar 01, 2016 D.W.Jefferson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a factual account of the mutiny and its aftermath, primarily from first sources, including letters, journal entries and the court marshal proceedings. It gives a relatively balanced account of the events, and includes footnotes to cite sources.
Jeannine
Nov 11, 2015 Jeannine rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A good study on eyewitness testimony and the phenomena of "he said/(s)he said" which allows the reader to draw his or her own conclusions, but doesn't offer any resolution in itself. As an historical reference, I think it should be required reading for anyone considering a career in law.
Simon
Nov 17, 2008 Simon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great compilation of first-hand documents relating to the infamous H.M.S. Bounty mutiny. Read for Cinematext, I found this book an excellent -but not exclusive- companion to the 1984 movie The Bounty. It contains a section of Bligh's log (his account of the mutiny and aftermath), transcripts of his Court-Martial, his argumentative correspondence with Edward Christian (brother of Fletcher Christian, the leader of the mutineers), and excerpts from crew members' journals regarding the lives of th ...more
Rylan McQuade
The most fascinating thing about this story is that it's true. Captain Bligh's 4,000 mile trip in a crowded, 23-foot boat (with only one casualty) was really impressive. The appendices, which are by far the most intriguing, tell what the mutineers did after they took control of the ship and what happened once they got to Otaheite (now Tahiti). The natives revolt, the slaves revolt, then the women revolt: Lots of conflict and violence involving mauls, axes, guns, and shovels. John Adams, the only ...more
Jon
Mar 06, 2011 Jon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book because it was pretty easy to follow and was very interesting. The grammar was easy to follow, they did not use a lot of big and long words that were hard to understand.

Betrayal at Sea! This book was based on a true story that happened long ago. Captain William
Bligh, recorded one f the most famous and largest mutinies on record. His crew led by Fletcher Christian forced William off the boat into a small dingy with some of his first mate. Join william as he tryies to fi
...more
Don Weidinger
Sep 07, 2014 Don Weidinger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
plants 90’ 46men half the typical irons, quarrelsome, overcautious time locations, floggings, 25 stayed on ship, 19 put off.
Naomi
Oct 24, 2014 Naomi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating survival account, but dry (captain's log after all... So much latitude & longitude!) Good for those who enjoy google-mapping everything.
Alycia
Sep 04, 2012 Alycia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An eclectic collection of Bligh's published narrative of the mutiny, documents from the court martial, affidavits from the crew, and pamphlet rebuttals between Bligh and Fletcher Christian's brother Edward (especially interesting considering today's 24/7 media cycle--Bligh and Christian didn't have the immediacy of the Internet as a public forum).

The 22-page introduction by Madison summarized the Bounty story well; the original narrative by Bligh seemed overblown in comparison. But I've no idea
...more
Egaby
Dec 23, 2014 Egaby rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: روايات
رواية لذيذة قرأتها و أنها فى المرحلة الإعدادية ضمن مجموعة مكتبة القراءة للجميع ...
Andrew
Jun 15, 2015 Andrew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty dry reading, but nevertheless quite the amazing tale of survival.
Scott Service
Feb 24, 2016 Scott Service rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've always loved this particular piece of history. I can't explain why. Maybe it has something to do with high seas adventure but... I'm sure for those guys it wasn't the adventure they really wanted. Perhaps it has something to do with surviving against all odds and how they did it. Regardless, this is a great read. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Amru Sherif
Apr 05, 2014 Amru Sherif rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
اجمل ما فيه انه يروي قصة حقيقية.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 93 94 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Journals
  • Voyages and Discoveries: Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation
  • The Mountain of My Fear / Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative
  • Great Heart: The History of a Labrador Adventure
  • Cooper's Creek
  • No Picnic on Mount Kenya: A Daring Escape, A Perilous Climb
  • The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex
  • Gipsy Moth Circles the World
  • The Crystal Horizon: Everest-The First Solo Ascent
  • Scrambles Amongst the Alps
  • Everest: The West Ridge
  • Starlight and Storm
  • Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure
  • The Silent World
  • Kabloona
  • Conquistadors Of The Useless
  • Travels Into the Interior of Africa
  • The Spirit of St. Louis
Vice Admiral of the Blue William Bligh, FRS, RN was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. A historic mutiny occurred during his command of HMS Bounty in 1789; Bligh and his loyal men made a remarkable voyage to Timor, 3,618 nautical miles (6,701 km; 4,164 mi), after being set adrift in the Bounty's launch by the mutineers. Fifteen years after the Bounty mutiny, he was ...more
More about William Bligh...

Share This Book