The Mutineers of the Bounty

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"Mutineers of the Bounty"
Mutineers of the Bounty by Jules Verne, illustration by Leon Bennett.jpg
An illustration from the 1st edition
Author Jules Verne
Original title Les Révoltés de la Bounty
Translator W. H. G. Kingston
Illustrator S. Drée
Country France
Language French
Genre Historical short story
Publication date
1879
Published in English
1879

Mutineers of the Bounty (French: Les Révoltés de la Bounty) is a short story by Jules Verne. The story is based on British documents about the Mutiny on the Bounty and was published in 1879 together with the novel The Begum's Fortune (Les cinq cents millions de la Bégum), as a part of the series Les Voyages Extraordinaires (The Extraordinary Voyages).

Unlike many authors covering the topic, Verne concentrates on the deposed captain of the Bounty, William Bligh. After mutineers forced Bligh into the Bounty's 23-foot launch on April 28, 1789, he led loyal crew members on a 6,710 kilometer journey to safety, reaching Timor 47 days later.

The original text was written by Gabriel Marcel (1843–1909), a geographer from the National Library of France. Jules Verne’s work was proofreading. Verne bought the rights to the text for 300 francs.[citation needed]

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