Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative (Dover Maritime Books)

By: Dana, Jr., Richard Henry

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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.

Title: Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative (Dover Maritime Books)

Author/Composer: Dana, Jr., Richard Henry

Categories: Biography/Memoir,

Publisher: Dover Publications: 2007-06-05

ISBN Number: 0486458024

ISBN Number 13: 9780486458021

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 004769

Description: New paperback book copy of Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.. Dover 2007 unabridged republication of the Author's Edition of 1868, published by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1876. 320 pages, 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches, 24 cm. Current list price 14.95. Shipping weight 2 pounds: Additional shipping fee may be requested on international order. Publisher description: 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. Originally written to expose the real life of a common sailor at sea, 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. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!

Keywords: Literature Biography, Maritime Stories, Richard Henry Dana, Sea Travel, Oceanic Adventures, Dover Books, ISBN 0486458024,