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Two Years before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

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Tracing an awe-inspiring oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, Two Years Before the Mast is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he abandons the patrician world of Boston and Harvard for an arduous voyage among real sailors, amid genuine danger. The result is an astonishing read, replete with vivid descriptions of storms, whales, and the ship's mad captain, terrible hardship and magical beauty, and fascinating historical detail, including an intriguing portrait of California before the gold rush. As D. H. Lawrence proclaimed, "Dana's small book is a very great book."

Synopsis:

s of storms, whales, and the ship's mad captain, terrible hardship and magical beauty, and fascinating historical detail, including an intriguing portrait of California before the gold rush. As D. H. Lawrence proclaimed, "Dana's small book is a very great book."

About the Author

\Gary Kinder is the author of Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea. He lives in Seattle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307424877
Subtitle:
A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Introduction:
Kinder, Gary
Author:
Gary Kinder
Author:
Dana, Richard Henry, Jr.
Author:
Dana, Richard Henry
Author:
Kinder, Gary
Author:
Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
Subject:
History : United States - 19th Century
Subject:
History : Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
History : Ancient - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Seafaring life
Subject:
Sailing - Narratives
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Nautical-Sailing
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20011009
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
544

Related Subjects

» Biography » General
» History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
» History and Social Science » World History » General
» Transportation » Nautical » General
» Transportation » Nautical » Sailing
» Travel » Travel Writing » General

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"Synopsis" by , s of storms, whales, and the ship's mad captain, terrible hardship and magical beauty, and fascinating historical detail, including an intriguing portrait of California before the gold rush. As D. H. Lawrence proclaimed, "Dana's small book is a very great book."
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