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Two Years Before the Mast /Twenty-Four Years After
Two Years Before the Mast /Twenty-Four Years After Author:Richard Henry Dana Jr. 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 Ha... more »rvard for an arduous voyage among real sailors, amid genuine danger. The result is an astonishing read, replete with vivid descriptions of storms, whales, and fascinating historical detail, including an intriguing portrait of California before the gold rush. As D. H. Lawrence proclaimed, "Dana's small book is a very great book."
The Preface written by the author is dated 1840.« less