The novel tells the story through a fictional first-person narrator by the name of Roger Byam, based on actual crew member Peter Heywood. Byam, although not one of the mutineers, remains with the Bounty after the mutiny. He subsequently returns to Tahiti, and is eventually arrested and taken back to England to face a court-martial. He and several other members of the crew are eventually acquitted.
Author: Charles Nordhoff (1887-1947) & James Norman Hall
Title: Mutiny on the Bounty
Series: The Bounty Trilogy
First Published by: Little Brown and Company
Place: New York