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Two years before the mast : a personal narrative of life at sea

Author: Richard Henry Dana
Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest Association, ©1995.
Series: World's best reading.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is Richard Henry Dana Jr.'s account of his life as a common seaman aboard the brig the Pilgrim which set out from Boston on August 14, 1835 destined for California by way of the treacherous Cape Horn. Dana gives an engrossing, detailed account of the workings of the ship, the day-to-day routines of the deck hands, and the brutal shortcomings of inept, tyrannical officers.
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Named Person: Richard Henry Dana; Richard Henry Dana
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Henry Dana
ISBN: 0895776316 9780895776310
OCLC Number: 33264303
Notes: Originally published: 1840
Pamphlet (4 p.) inserted in pocket.
Description: 405 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Title: World's best reading.
Responsibility: by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. ; illustrations by E. Boyd Smith ; afterword by Thomas Fleming.

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This is Richard Henry Dana Jr.'s account of his life as a common seaman aboard the brig the Pilgrim which set out from Boston on August 14, 1835 destined for California by way of the treacherous Cape Horn. Dana gives an engrossing, detailed account of the workings of the ship, the day-to-day routines of the deck hands, and the brutal shortcomings of inept, tyrannical officers.

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