Two Years Before the Mast

Two Years Before the Mast

by Richard Henry Dana, E. Boyd Smith (Illustrator)
Publisher: SeaWolf Press
Print-on-demand paperback, 404 pages
Price: $12.95

The complete, definitive illustrated version of this classic.

This version has:

  • A cover based on the 1911 edition.
  • Introduction.
  • The complete, unabridged text.
  • 65 original illustrations by E. Boyd Smith
  • Twenty-Four Years After chapter by the Author
  • Seventy-Six Years After chapter by the Author's Son
  • Appendix with diagrams of sailing ships detailing all their sails, lines, and spars

In 1834, a young man, recently of Harvard, signed on as a common seaman aboard the brig Pilgrim for 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 Mast is a powerful portrayal of the testing of man's courage and endurance.

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