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

Author: Richard Henry Dana, Jr.; Duncan Hasell
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kinder, Gary
Two Years Before the Mast : A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea
Westminster : Random House Publishing Group,c2009
Named Person: Richard Henry Dana, Jr.; Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Henry Dana, Jr.; Duncan Hasell
ISBN: 9780307424877 0307424871
OCLC Number: 608522155
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Richard Henry Dana ; introduction by Gary Kinder ; notes by Duncan Hasell.

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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.

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