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Mutiny on the Bounty (Adventure Classics)

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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)
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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
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
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
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.
John Yelverton
A fascinating story of betrayal and survival from the man who endured it all.
Jason
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
Ahmed
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وليم بلي كان أحد البحارة المميزين لدرجة إن جيمس كوك خده معاه ف آخر رحلة ليه للمحيط الهادي و اطلق اسمه على مجموعة من الجزر تكريما ليه
كانت مهمته على السفينه بونتي بإختصار هي إنه يجيب مجموعة من شجر الخبز من جزر تاهيتي

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عشان يزرعوه ف المستعمرات الكاريبية و تستخدم كغذاء للعبيد
بس من طول المدة اللى قعدها ف تاهيتي البحارة أنتخوا و حبوا الحياة فيها و قرروا يتمردوا عليه عشان يفضلوا ف تاهيتي
و معاهم حق مين ميحبش الأنتخة
و رموه هو و 18 بحار تاني ف قارب نجاة صغير ف قارب نجاه و شوية غذاء يكفوهم 5 أيام بس هو إق...more
John Wiswell
Jan 19, 2008 John Wiswell rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  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
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.
زينب
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Puna
Jul 03, 2013 Puna rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: maritimely inclined persons, historians, pacific islanders in for a good laugh
Recommended to Puna by: Westopheles
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Captain Curmudgeon
Actually written during the 3,600 mile, 47-day voyage from the scene of the mutiny to the island of Timor. Someone somewhere has called this "the greatest feat of open-boat navigation in history."

He did it without maps or astronomical tables, using a quadrant, a compass, and considerable dead (ded) reckoning. He made five day's rations last 47 days and had enough left for plan B, going on to Java. He lost one man to an attack of natives on Tofua, but brought the other 18 through without further...more
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
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
Rex Libris
This Bligh's own account of the Mutiny on the Bounty, and very different from the romaticized version that has been promoted by Hollywood. The book is essentially a log of the trip to Tahiti, the mutiny, and the voyage back to civilization in the cutter.

Commentary by the editors idicate that the Hollywood version is not a good accounting ofthe MUtiny. Bligh may have been a martinet, but Fletcher Christian and the others were not wholesome idealists. also overlooked by the Hollywoodization of the...more
Simon
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
Mike
Unfairly maligned, Bligh was a badass- his post-mutiny voyage is nothing short of miraculous.
"We bore away across a sea, where the navigation is but little known, in a small boat, twenty-three feet long, from stern to stern, deep laden with eighteen men; without a chard, and nothing but my own recollection and general knowledge of the situation of places, assisted by a book of latitudes to guide us."
Bligh led his companions- losing only one to a violent attack on Tofua- more than 3,600 nautical...more
Jon
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
plants 90’ 46men half the typical irons, quarrelsome, overcautious time locations, floggings, 25 stayed on ship, 19 put off.
Alycia
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
Amru Sherif
اجمل ما فيه انه يروي قصة حقيقية.
Roger Wadleigh
Few know that this history was written by Captain Bligh, who was the captain of the HMS Bounty. Why did they mutiny? The sailors wanted to stay in Tahiti with their half naked girlfriends rather than finish their mission to get breadfruit samples and try to plant them in the Caribbean to feed British sugar plantation slaves cheap food. He wasn't a cruel captain, and as a matter of fact if he had been the mutiny might not have happened.
Gobnait
The book started out rather fascinating. My favorite part was the first section of the book entitled A Narrative of the Mutiny. Proceedings of the Court Martial was a bit monotonous at times. I had difficulty keeping track of some of the characters in the book. The more that I had read, the more that I had lost interest in the story.
Robert B. Miller
This book I read as a choice for 8th grade English class and found it to be very enjoyable. The details are amazing. I felt like I was in the tropics on the run from a crazy captain. It was the largest book I had read at the time. Well until I read Gone with the Wind. Amanda Fall 2010
Jessica Mitchell
I enjoyed this book. It was fun to imagine being on the Bounty as a stowaway, but reading how long each journey took (years), made me feel sad for the men aboard...leaving families behind and basically, being at the mercy of the weather. Good book, but not something I would re-read.
Mrs. C.
It is amazing how Hollywood can distort reality. We all "know" Captain Bligh as an ogre and a madman, but this book sets the record straight. Here you will discover the mutineer whose "voice" seems to have influenced Hollywood, but he did have an axe to grind.
Reham Ahmed
رواية رائعة ..تشدك في احداث كثيرة لكنها تعلمك الكثير رغم انك لن تكون ابدا في نفس مواقف الرواية

الا انها ممتعة

اتذكر كنت في المرحلة الاعدادية واترك الدراسة والواجب لاكمل الرواية للنهاية
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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
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A Voyage to the South Sea The Journal of Bounty's Launch Captain Bligh's Voyage: Mutiny in the South Seas A Book Of The Bounty The Bligh Notebook: "Rough Account   Lieutenant Wm Bligh's Voyage In The Bounty's Launch From The Ship To Tofua & From Thence To Timor', 28 April To 14 June 1789, With A Draft List Of The Bounty Mutineers. Transcription And Facsimile

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