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Two Years Before the Mast (Signet Classics)

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In 1834, a young man, recently of Harvard, signed on as a common seaman aboard the brig Pilgrim for the perilous voyage around Cape Horn to California. During the next two years he recorded the singular joys and incredible hardships of a sailor's life in a daily journal that endures as one of the most vivid recreations of life at sea ever published. Conceived as a protest against brutal injustice, written to improve the sailor's working conditions, Two Years Before the Mast is a powerful portrayal of the testing of man's courage and endurance.

About the Author

Dana was a student at Harvard when he spent time as a common sailor, sailing around Cape Horn to California and back. Later, after admittance to the bar, he became quite distinguished in maritime law.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451527592
Author:
Dana, Richard Henry
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Introduction:
Seelye, John
Author:
Dana Jr, Richard Henry
Author:
Dana
Author:
Seelye, John
Author:
Morris, Wright
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Sailing - Narratives
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Seafaring life
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Signet Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 74
Publication Date:
20000301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6.84x4.26x1.21 in. .46 lbs.

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