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Book "Two Years Before the Mast"

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Book "Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea"

Tracing an awe-inspiring oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the CA 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 CA before the gold rush. As D. H. Lawrence proclaimed, "Dana's small book is a very great book"

Publish Date:1840 , Pages:447, Size: 8 x 5.3

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