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Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative

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n 1834, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., was just nineteen years old when he abandoned his life as a Harvard student to enlist as a seaman. Here is the awe-inspiring account of his travels from Boston, around Cape Horn, and to the California coast—an astonishing personal narrative brimming with unforgettable views of an arduous voyage. Vivid descriptions of fierce storms, close encounters with whales, bone-wrenching labor, and the ship's cruel captain mingle with discoveries of magical beauty and fascinating historical detail, including a rare portrait of California before the gold rush.

Originally written to expose "the life of a common sailor at sea as it really is," Dana's Two Years Before the Mast quickly became an American classic of maritime adventure. Crackling with realism, it remains one of the most eloquent and insightful depictions of life at sea in the early nineteenth century.

Synopsis:

In 1834, a Harvard student enlisted as a common seaman, resulting in this adventure classic. Crackling with realism, it offers memorable views of a dangerous voyage, plus fascinating historical details.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486458021
Author:
Dana, Richard Henry, Jr.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dana, Richard Henry
Subject:
Sailing - Narratives
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Sailors
Subject:
Nautical-Sailing
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Maritime Books
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 0.78 lb

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In 1834, a Harvard student enlisted as a common seaman, resulting in this adventure classic. Crackling with realism, it offers memorable views of a dangerous voyage, plus fascinating historical details.

"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.

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