The Mutineer: A Romance of Pitcairn Island
by Louis Becke
Publisher: Feedbooks 1898
Number of pages: 318
The tale of the mutiny of His Majesty's armed ship Bounty, which led to the founding of the Pitcairn community, is well known. Casting adrift the Commander, Lieutenant William Bligh, and eighteen loyal officers in the ship's boat, the mutineers sailed the Bounty back to Tahiti, then to Tubuai in the Austral Group. There, relations with the inhabitants soon deteriorated...
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by Louis Becke - J. Clarke
Contents: The pearl divers of Roncador Reef; Jim Trollope and myself; For the benefit of sailors' kids; The Manurua and the Marguerite; A blackbirding incident; A strange rencontre; Crowley and Drake, Limited; Nerida, the maid of Suwarrow; etc.
by Louis Becke - J. B. Lippincott
South Sea Stories: Luliban of the pool; Ninia; Baldwin's Loise; At a kafa-drinking; Mrs Liardet: a South Sea trading episode; Kennedy the boatsteerer; A dead loss; Hickson: a half-caste; A boating party of two; The best asset in a fool's estate; etc.
by Louis Becke - New Amsterdam Book Company
The quaint little town faces eastward to the blue Pacific, whose billows, when the wind blows from any point between north and east, come tumbling in across the shallow bar in ceaseless lines of foaming white, to meet the current of a tidal river ...
by Louis Becke - J.B. Lippincott company
A Fictional Journey to the Lands of Paradise. This small collection of 'yarns' about life in the Pacific Islands launched Australian author Louis Becke, a former sailor, into whirlwind celebrity with its publication in the late 1890s.