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Alert (Brig : 1843-1862)

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Works: 10 works in 62 publications in 2 languages and 3,168 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  Drama  Fiction  Personal narratives  Sea stories  Biographies 
Classifications: G540, 910.4
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Publications about Alert (Brig : 1843-1862)
Most widely held works about Alert (Brig : 1843-1862)
    Two years before the mast by Richard Henry Dana( Book )
    48 editions published between 1840 and 2015 in English and held by 1,533 libraries worldwide
    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
    Two years before the mast by Richard Henry Dana( file )
    3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
    In 1834, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., 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 man's endurance
    Two years before the mast : and Twenty-four years after by Richard Henry Dana( Book )
    3 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
    Two Years Before the Mast is a book by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., written after a two-year sea voyage starting in 1834 and published in 1840. While at Harvard College, Dana had an attack of the measles which affected his vision. Thinking it might help his sight, Dana, rather than going on a Grand Tour as most of his fellow classmates traditionally did (and unable to afford it anyway) and being something of a non-conformist, left Harvard to enlist as a common sailor on a voyage around Cape Horn on the brig Pilgrim. He returned to Massachusetts two years later aboard the Alert (which left California sooner than the Pilgrim). He kept a diary throughout the voyage, and, after returning, he wrote a recognized American classic, Two Years Before the Mast, published in 1840, the same year of his admission to the bar
    Two years before the mast : a personal narrative of life at sea by Richard Henry Dana( Sound Recording )
    1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
    In 1834, Richard Henry Dana abandoned his Harvard ambitions to become an ordinary seaman. Here, he chronicles his harrowing voyage from California to Cape Horn and reveals the unique bond humans share with the sea
    Two years before the mast by George Dyson( visu )
    1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
    "Like the rest of the world's landlubbers, Charles Stewart knew nothing of a sailer's life at sea. And, as the son of a very rich ship owner, he never should have. But, after being shanghaied into participating in sailing on one of his father's ships, the S.S. Pilgrim, he would soon discover for himself the ocean of brutality that was a sailor's lot in life during the 1840s. Sickened and ultimately swayed by a sea of daily floggings, beatings, and knifings, Chales must decide between silence and allegiance or mutiny against the ship's heartless Captain Thompson"--Container
    Two years before the mast : a personal narrative of life at sea by Richard Henry Dana( Sound Recording )
    1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
    In 1834, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., 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 man's endurance
    Two years before the mast, or, A voice from the forecastle : being a sailor's life at sea by Richard Henry Dana( Book )
    2 editions published between 1877 and 1899 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
    Two years before the mast : a personal narrative of life at sea by Richard Henry Dana( file )
    1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Two Years Before the Mast is a book by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., written after a two-year sea voyage starting in 1834 and published in 1840. While at Harvard College, Dana had an attack of the measles that affected his vision. Thinking it might help his sight, Dana, rather than going on a Grand Tour as most of his fellow classmates traditionally did (and unable to afford it anyway), and being something of a nonconformist, left Harvard to enlist as a common sailor on a voyage around Cape Horn on the brig Pilgrim. He returned to Massachusetts two years later aboard the Alert (which left California sooner than the Pilgrim). He kept a diary throughout the voyage, and, after returning, he wrote a book based on his experiences. Recognized as an American classic, Two Years Before the Mast was published the same year that Dana was admitted to the bar
    Dos años al pie del mástil by Richard Henry Dana( Book )
    1 edition published in 1944 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Spanish (1)
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