Two Years Before the Mast (abridged)

Two Years Before the Mast (abridged)

by Richard Henry Dana
©1949, Item: 55831
Hardcover, 368 pages
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In 1834, a young man, recently of Harvard, signed on as a common seaman aboard the brigPilgrimfor the perilous voyage around Cape Horn to California. During the next two years he recorded the singular joys and incredible hardships of a sailor's life in a daily journal that endures as one of the most vivid recreations of life at sea ever published. Conceived as a protest against brutal injustice, written to improve the sailor's working conditions,Two Years Before the Mastis a powerful portrayal of the testing of man's courage and endurance.

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