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Two years before the mast

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Richard Henry Dana, a law student turned sailor for health reasons, sailed in 1834 on a voyage around Cape Horn. His vivid and detailed account of a common sailor s life has become a maritime classic which has inflicted legions of men with a passion for the sea.
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Full title two years before the mast
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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.

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publishDate 1948, 1981, 2010
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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