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This book has probably infected more young men with sea fever than any other volume ever written. In the years after its publication in 1840, however, the novel had a less romantic influence: its realistic portrayal of the common sailor's dismal treatment at sea awakened contemporary social conscience and led to maritime reform.
Richard Henry Dana (for whom Dana Point in California is named) shipped from Boston as an ordinary seaman on the vessel "Pilgrim" in 1834. He sailed 'round the Horn to California where he remained for a year, most of the time collecting hides from seaside ranches.
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Book Description Books on Tape, Newport Beach CA, 1977. Audio Book on Tape. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Unabridged Audio Book on Tape. This unabridged audio book has 10 one-and-one-half hour cassette tapes in very good conditon. The plastic case is in very good condition with a few stickers on it. This book is read by Dan Lazar. Audio Cassette Ex-Library. Seller Inventory # 005216