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This Elibron Classics book is a reprint of a 1853 edition by G. Routledge & Co., London.
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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 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 California before the gold rush. As D. H. Lawrence proclaimed, "Dana's small book is a very great book."From the Back Cover:
"Possesses . . . the romantic charm of Robinson Crusoe."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Book Description Adamant Media Corporation, 2001. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 458 pages. 8.25x5.25x1.13 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk1402179626
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