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The Resource Bligh : William Bligh in the South Seas, Anne Salmond

Bligh : William Bligh in the South Seas, Anne Salmond

Label
Bligh : William Bligh in the South Seas
Title
Bligh
Title remainder
William Bligh in the South Seas
Statement of responsibility
Anne Salmond
Title variation
William Bligh in the South Seas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Bligh, the story of the most notorious of all Pacific explorers is told through a new lens as a key episode in the history of the world, rather than simply of the West. Award-winning anthropologist Anne Salmond recounts with a fresh perspective the triumphs and disasters of William Bligh's life in a riveting narrative that for the first time portrays the Pacific islanders as players. Beginning in 1777, when Bligh, at twenty-two, first arrived in Tahiti with Captain Cook, Salmond charts Bligh's three Pacific voyages--and tells how they transformed lives on the islands as well as on board the ships and back in Europe. She sheds new insight into the mutiny aboard the Bounty--and on Bligh's remarkable 3,000-mile journey across the Pacific in a small boa--through revelations from the raw, unguarded letters between him and his wife Betsy. This beautifully told story reveals Bligh for the first time, as an important ethnographer adding to the paradoxical legacy of this famed seaman, and it captures more definitively than ever the excitement, drama, and terror of these events." --Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA87.1.B6
LC item number
S35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Bligh : William Bligh in the South Seas, Anne Salmond
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published by Penguin Group (NZ), 2011"--T.p. verso
  • Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [474]-478) and index
Contents
The paradise of the world -- The death of Captain Cook -- The 'Resolution's' master -- Island of the blest -- The old boy tips a 'Heiva' -- 'Bounty' -- The finest sea boat -- Captain Cook's 'son' -- Bligh/Parai -- Mr Bligh's bad luck -- These happy islanders -- Huzza for Otaheiti -- I have been run down by my own dogs -- An island fort -- Murder and mayhem -- Pandora's box -- Wreck of 'Pandora' -- The mutineers' babies -- 'Providence' -- The modern Cyprus -- Belle of the isle -- Paradise lost -- The awful day of trial -- A floating forest -- Death of 'the Don'
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st University of California Press ed.
Extent
528 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780520270565
Lccn
2011926790
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn712114160
  • (OCoLC)712114160
  • 335807
  • 335807
Label
Bligh : William Bligh in the South Seas, Anne Salmond
Publication
Note
  • "First published by Penguin Group (NZ), 2011"--T.p. verso
  • Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [474]-478) and index
Contents
The paradise of the world -- The death of Captain Cook -- The 'Resolution's' master -- Island of the blest -- The old boy tips a 'Heiva' -- 'Bounty' -- The finest sea boat -- Captain Cook's 'son' -- Bligh/Parai -- Mr Bligh's bad luck -- These happy islanders -- Huzza for Otaheiti -- I have been run down by my own dogs -- An island fort -- Murder and mayhem -- Pandora's box -- Wreck of 'Pandora' -- The mutineers' babies -- 'Providence' -- The modern Cyprus -- Belle of the isle -- Paradise lost -- The awful day of trial -- A floating forest -- Death of 'the Don'
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st University of California Press ed.
Extent
528 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780520270565
Lccn
2011926790
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn712114160
  • (OCoLC)712114160
  • 335807
  • 335807

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