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Mutiny on the Bounty de Charles Nordhoff
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Mutiny on the Bounty (1932 original; edició 1932)

de Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall (Joint Author.)

Sèrie: The Bounty Trilogy (Book 1)

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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.… (més)
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Títol:Mutiny on the Bounty
Autors:Charles Nordhoff
Altres autors:James Norman Hall (Joint Author.)
Informació:Boston, Little, Brown, and company, 1932.
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For the first time in 50 years, I have just finished rereading Mutiny on the Bounty. After all that time, it still retained its vividness and pace. It remains a great adventure story. And it still appeals to me.

A few things to remark upon regarding what I see in its origins and structure:

First, the power of the storytelling is immense. The narrative is clean, punctuated with just the right moves to advance to the next level of the tale. I'm imagining that the strong structure of the novel is due to Nordhoff more than Hall. At least that is the point Paul Briand made in his double biography of the two authors--that Nordhoff at the beginning of their partnership and later supplied the discipline that Hall needed.

Second, early in his career Nordhoff became a successful author of boys adventures books. There is a trace of that lingering in Mutiny on the Bounty. But with the narration of Mutiny being through the eyes of young Roger Byam, having a touch of the boys adventure creep into the pages actually works to the benefit of giving the novel its verisimilitude.

Third, the syntax, vocabulary, rhythm of the language seems perfectly to fit to the 18th century subject matter. There is a touch of the archaic to it that is effective in detail and in overall effect.

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Now, below, is the review I made of Mutiny on the Bounty some years ago. This is how I remembered it. Turns out that my memory was strong and accurate, for I still stand by it.

This is what I read for adventure when I was twelve years old. Still a good choice. Inspired by the Clark Gable/Charles Laughton film, I found my way to the trilogy and discovered Men Against the Sea and Pitcairn's Island to be the equal of the first book. Together, all three volumes elevate the story of the mutineers and their captain to mythological heights, all the while providing fertile ground for the germination of the South Sea idyll stories that followed in its wake, both on film and in literature. I've yet to read Caroline Alexander's The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty, which apparently debunks much of that earlier romantic myth-making, especially concerning the character and motivations of the principals. No, this version is to deeply etched into my memory to disturb, I think. ( )
  PaulCornelius | Apr 12, 2020 |
Based on the facts of the mutiny on the Bounty, the person telling the story is fictional, but is modeled after Peter Heywood. I find this story really sad. ( )
  CAFinNY | Apr 26, 2019 |
https://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2927397.html

Mutiny on the Bounty, is narrated by Byam, the fictional midshipman played by Franchot Tone in the film; the Bligh of the book is if anything even more monstrous than the Bligh of the film, and the confusion of the mutiny itself - a ten-minute spurt of late-night impulse which had long-lasting effects - better conveyed. The Tahitians are referred to invariably as "Indians", but otherwise treated as a dignified culture which the English sailors disrupt by their presence; the only cannibal joke is directed against the cheapskate purveyors of Portsmouth, who allegedly look out for black sailors to add to their mix.

However, it's an anti-Semitic novel - an aspect completely dropped from the film. At Spithead, when we first encounter the Bounty, "sharp-faced Jews, in their wherries, hovered alongside, eager to lend money at interest against pay day, or to sell on credit the worthless trinkets on their trays" and the second in command declares that "I'd like to sink the lot of those Jews". Samuel, Bligh's clerk, is described as "a smug, tight-lipped little man, of a Jewish cast of countenance" and later explicitly as "a London Jew". In fact, the real Samuel appears to have been from Edinburgh, where a George Samuel was a burgess in 1699; so this anti-Semitism is entirely gratuitously introduced to the historical record by Nordhoff and Hall. (As indeed are many of Bligh's portrayed acts of tyranny.)

Given what is said about so many historical characters, it's a bit odd that Nordhoff and Hall chose to disguise the real midshipman Peter Heywood as the fictional Alexander Byam.

One of the shock moments in the film is that when the Pandora comes to Tahiti to arrest the mutineers, it turns out that Bligh is in command. In the book, as in history, he was by then on another assignment elsewhere. Otherwise the film sticks pretty closely to the book. ( )
  nwhyte | Dec 14, 2017 |
This fascinating look at the true story of the infamous Bounty mutiny is hard to forget. Midshipman Roger Byam (a fictional character based on crew member Peter Heyward) comes along to Tahiti as an interpreter and linguist. Captain William Bligh presents a fair enough face on shore, but quickly devolves into a quarrelsome, stingy, explosive tyrant at sea. Finally, on the voyage home first mate Fletcher Christian leads an unpremeditated mutiny that forever changes the lives of the men aboard. Though not part of the mutiny, Byam is left aboard the Bounty and later stands trial for his life.

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. ( )
  atimco | Jul 9, 2017 |
Mutiny on the Bounty is one of those books that somehow managed to seep into my consciousness without ever actually having read it. I'm sure I saw one of the movie versions at some point, which gave me the basic outline of the plot. But that bare-bones version of the story that I thought I knew doesn't hold a candle to the actual novel, which is rich, riveting, and extremely well told. When I picked it up I didn't think it would be one of those books I had a difficult time putting down, but I very nearly read it all in one sitting. ( )
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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.

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