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

Author: Richard Henry Dana
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2002.
Series: Modern Library classics.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tracing an ... oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, [this book] is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. [The author] 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,  Read more...
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Named Person: Richard Henry Dana; Richard Henry Dana
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Henry Dana
OCLC Number: 50723747
Notes: Originally published: New York : Modern Library, c2001. Modern Library pbk. ed.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Title: Modern Library classics.
Responsibility: Richard Henry Dana, Jr. ; introduction by Gary Kinder ; notes by Duncan Hasell.

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Tracing an ... oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, [this book] is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. [The author] 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 ... 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.-Back cover.

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