Two years before the mast
Richard Henry Dana referred to this book as "a voice from the sea." Influencing such authors as Conrad and Melville, it has become a maritime classic that has inflicted legions of men with a passion for the sea.
Dana, a law student turned sailor for health reasons, sailed in 1834 on the brig Pilgrim for a voyage from Boston around Cape Horn to California. Dana Point was named as a result of this journey. Drawing from his journals, Two Years before the Mast gives a vivid and detailed account, shrewdly observed and beautifully described, of a common sailor's wretched treatment at sea, and of a way of life virtually unknown at that time.
This is a breathtaking true story of adventure on the high seas.
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|Grouping Title||two years before the mast|
|Grouping Author||dana richard henry|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-20 00:30:31AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-20 01:12:30AM|
|auth_author2||Dana, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1881-|
|author||Richard Henry Dana|
|author2-role||Dana, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,1881-|
|author_display||Dana, Richard Henry|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|
Richard Henry Dana referred to this book as "a voice from the sea." It is a book which influenced Conrad and Melville, and it has become a maritime classic which has inflicted legions of men with a passion for the sea.
Dana, a law student turned sailor for health reasons, sailed in 1834 on the brig Pilgrim for a voyage from Boston around Cape Horn to California. (Hence Dana Point was named). Drawing from his journals, Two Years before the Mast gives a vivid and detailed account, shrewdly observed and beautifully described, of a common sailor's wretched treatment at sea, and of a way of life virtually unknown at that time.
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780451523693, 9780899664262, 9781483068855|
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|local_callnumber_catalog||910.4 D16, 1948, 910.4 D16, 1984|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|publishDate||1948, 1981, 2010|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000008949|Book|Books||English|Dodd, Mead,|1948.|xviii, 338 p. plates, port., map. 22 cm., ils:CARL0000014935|Book|Books||English|Buccaneer Books Inc.,|1981.|219 p. ; 23 cm., overdrive:2ad53779-c021-4977-8f68-aa501075b4d7|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2010||
|subject_facet||Seafaring life, Voyages and travels|
|title_display||Two years before the mast|
|title_full||Two Years Before the Mast, Two years before the mast / by Richard Henry Dana, Two years before the mast. With authentic illus. of the period and a biographical sketch of the author by his grandson H.W.L. Dana|
|title_short||Two years before the mast|
|topic_facet||Nonfiction, Seafaring life, Voyages and travels|