Transit of Venus
Huia Publishers, 2004 - 290 من الصفحات
Countless writers and film-makers have been drawn to the story of the mutiny on the Bounty, when led by Fletcher Christian, the mutineers set Captain William Bligh and others adrift in a ship's boat. The mutineers returned to Tahiti before making their way to isolated and uninhabited Pitcairn Island. This novel tells the story from a new and unexpected perspective, that of the Tahitian women who joined the Bounty mutineers and sailed away with them to make new lives. Mauatua and her friends and relatives relate the strange journey, away from their home-land and into the feverish intensity of drunkenness, betrayal, and murder that mark the early years on Pitcairn. Along the way, the reader learns of the Tahitians' fascination with Cook and his expedition to observe the transit of Venus across the southern skies, of Tahitian traditions and customs.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
لم نعثر على أي مراجعات في الأماكن المعتادة.
طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات
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