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Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative (Signet Classics)

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A Breathtaking adventure of the high seas—and a true story

In 1834, Richard Henry Dana went from Harvard student to common seaman, sailing from California to Cape Horn. This journal survives as one of the most vivid accounts of the relationship between man and sea—and still rings true as a portrayal of ma‛s endurance.

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In 1834, a Harvard student enlisted as a common seaman--the result was this adventure classic. Crackling with realism, it offers memorable views of a dangerous voyage, vividly describing storms, whales, an insane captain, excruciating hardships, and magical beauty, as well as fascinating historical detail, including a portrait of California before the gold rush.

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In 1834, Dana went from Harvard student to common seaman, sailing from California to Cape Horn. This journal survives as one of the most vivid accounts of the relationship between man and sea. Revised reissue.

About the Author

John Seelye is a graduate research professor of American literature at the University of Florida. He is the author of The True Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain at the Movies, Prophetic Waters: The River in Early American Literature, Beautiful Machine: Rivers and the Early Republic, Memory's Nation: The Place of Plymouth Rock, and War Games: Richard Harding Davis and the New Imperialism. He is also the consulting editor for Penguin Classics in American literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451531254
Author:
Dana, Richard Henry
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Introduction by:
Seelye, John
Introduction:
Seelye, John
Author:
Davis, Wes
Author:
Seelye, John
Author:
Dana
Author:
Dana Jr, Richard Henry
Afterword by:
Davis, Wes
Afterword:
Davis, Wes
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Sailing - Narratives
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Seafaring life
Subject:
Nautical-Sailing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Signet Classics
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6.50x4.10x1.10 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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"Synopsis" by , In 1834, a Harvard student enlisted as a common seaman--the result was this adventure classic. Crackling with realism, it offers memorable views of a dangerous voyage, vividly describing storms, whales, an insane captain, excruciating hardships, and magical beauty, as well as fascinating historical detail, including a portrait of California before the gold rush.

"Synopsis" by , In 1834, Dana went from Harvard student to common seaman, sailing from California to Cape Horn. This journal survives as one of the most vivid accounts of the relationship between man and sea. Revised reissue.
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