Two years before the mast

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In this nineteenth-century nautical memoir, a Harvard man sails around the tip of South America to California--and returns with this classic tale of adventure. In 1834, nineteen-year-old Richard Henry Dana left Harvard University to enlist as a deckhand on a brig sailing from Boston to the California coast. For the next two years, he recorded the terrifying storms, awe-inspiring beauty, and dreadful hardships of the journey in a diary he would later expand into this riveting memoir of "the life of a common sailor at sea as it really is." Dana spares no detail in portraying the wretched conditions he endured and the cruelty of the ship's captain, but he also paints vivid, unforgettable pictures of natural wonders such as icebergs and schools of migrating whales. His descriptions of the missions and presidios of pre-Gold Rush California captured the imagination of the country when the book was first published in 1840, and they serve as valuable historical documentation to this day. An instant classic and inspiration for contemporaries such as Herman Melville, Two Years Before the Mast is one of the most remarkable and influential adventure stories in American literature. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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California -- Description and travel
Dana, Richard Henry, -- Jr., -- 1815-1882 -- Travel
Dana, Richard Henry, -- Jr., -- 1815-1882. -- Two years before the mast -- Criticism, Textual
Electronic books
Horn, Cape (Chile)
Pilgrim (Brig)
Sailors
Sailors -- 19th century -- Biography
Sea stories
Seafaring life
Voyages and travels
title_displayTwo years before the mast
title_fullTwo Years Before the Mast
Two Years Before the Mast [electronic resource] Dana, Richard Henry.
Two years before the mast / Richard Henry Dana ; illustrated by Ronald Keller
Two years before the mast [electronic resource] / Richard H. Dana, Jr.
Two years before the mast [electronic resource] / Richard Henry Dana
Two years before the mast [electronic resource] / by Richard Henry Dana
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Criticism, Textual
Dana, Richard Henry
Description and travel
Electronic books
History
Military
Nonfiction
Sailors
Seafaring life
Travel
Voyages and travels
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