Two Years Before the Mast
by Richard Henry Dana
Publisher: D. Appleton and Co. 1899
Number of pages: 488
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. Published in 1840, it is considered an American classic.
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