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The Resource Two years before the mast : a personal narrative of life at sea, Richard Henry Dana ; introduction by Gary Kinder ; notes by Duncan Hasell

Two years before the mast : a personal narrative of life at sea, Richard Henry Dana ; introduction by Gary Kinder ; notes by Duncan Hasell

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Two years before the mast : a personal narrative of life at sea
Title
Two years before the mast
Title remainder
a personal narrative of life at sea
Statement of responsibility
Richard Henry Dana ; introduction by Gary Kinder ; notes by Duncan Hasell
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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.""--BOOK JACKET
Summary
In 1834, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., went from Harvard student to common seaman, sailing from California to Cape Horn. This journal survives as one of the most vivid accounts of the relationship between man and sea---and still rings true as a portrayal of man's endurance
Biography type
contains biographical information
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069293
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
910.4/52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • G540
  • PS1505
LC item number
  • .D2 2001
  • .T85 2001
Literary form
non fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Two years before the mast : a personal narrative of life at sea, Richard Henry Dana ; introduction by Gary Kinder ; notes by Duncan Hasell
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Publication
Control code
2231387
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Modern Library pbk. ed.
Extent
xxiv, 516 p.
Isbn
9780375757945
Lccn
2001031243
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm46822355
  • (OCoLC)46822355
Label
Two years before the mast : a personal narrative of life at sea, Richard Henry Dana ; introduction by Gary Kinder ; notes by Duncan Hasell
Link
Publication
Control code
2231387
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Modern Library pbk. ed.
Extent
xxiv, 516 p.
Isbn
9780375757945
Lccn
2001031243
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm46822355
  • (OCoLC)46822355

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