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✻ [BOOKS] ✯ Two Years Before the Mast (Signet Classics) By Richard Henry Dana Jr. ❅ – American-revolutionary-war.co 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 elouent insightful account we hTracing 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 elouent insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he abandons the patrician world of Boston and Harvard for an arduous voyage among real sailors amid genuine danger The result is an astonishing read replete with vivid descriptions of storms whales and the ship's mad captain terrible hardship and magical beauty and fascinating historical detail including an intriguing portrait of California before the gold rush As D H Lawrence proclaimed Dana's small book is a very great book.

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 elouent insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he abandons the patrician world of Boston and Harvard for an arduous voyage among real sailors amid genuine danger The result is an astonishing read replete with vivid descriptions of storms whales and the ship's mad captain terrible hardship and magical beauty and fascinating historical detail including an intriguing portrait of California before the gold rush As D H Lawrence proclaimed Dana's small book is a very great book.

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  1. condition-human.co Customer condition-human.co Customer says:

    Two Years Before the Mast PDF ↠ Two Years ePUB Ö ePUB american revolutionary war.co years epub, before download, mast mobile, signet mobile, classics free, Two Years kindle, Before the pdf, Years Before the ebok, Two Years Before the Mast KindleWhen I first leafed through the book I could see that most of the right hand pages were almost illegible as if they hade been printed on an old copier which was low on toner Indeed the entire book looks like a bound collection of poor Xerox pages In many cases you can still see the margin shadows created by photocopiers I reuested a replacement but I am skeptical that it will be an improvementI expect better form This was a disappointment


  2. Erin O'Quinn Erin O'Quinn says:

    Two Years Before the Mast PDF ↠ Two Years ePUB Ö ePUB american revolutionary war.co years epub, before download, mast mobile, signet mobile, classics free, Two Years kindle, Before the pdf, Years Before the ebok, Two Years Before the Mast Kindle“There is a witchery in the sea” Richard Dana’s classic memoir of a two year sea voyage still draws spell bound readers after nearly 200 years More than a diary his story is the result of extensive notes he jots down—somehow—in between seaman’s strenuous duties above deck watches every four hours near death experiences and exhausted sleepWell educated and from a family of means the young Dana decides to take to sea as an able bodied seaman not an officer at a time when life on board a merchant brig could be nasty brutish and short He takes us out of the Boston Harbor of 1834 around Cape Horn and up the c


  3. mikey d. mikey d. says:

    Two Years Before the Mast PDF ↠ Two Years ePUB Ö ePUB american revolutionary war.co years epub, before download, mast mobile, signet mobile, classics free, Two Years kindle, Before the pdf, Years Before the ebok, Two Years Before the Mast KindleThis edition is completely un readable due to the smallest font size I've ever seen in any book Must be a 4 point font here It's too small even with a magnifying glass Returning this one for credit I wish would on every single book sold let the buyer know what the font size is I would have never bought this edition if had done that


  4. Kindle Customer Kindle Customer says:

    Two Years Before the Mast PDF ↠ Two Years ePUB Ö ePUB american revolutionary war.co years epub, before download, mast mobile, signet mobile, classics free, Two Years kindle, Before the pdf, Years Before the ebok, Two Years Before the Mast KindleThis is a beautifully written account of a young Harvard student who takes two years off from his studies to sail around Cape Horn as a sailor on a merchant ship He expected an eighteen month hiatus but it extended into two long years He had no sailing experience so learned on the job through much hardship hard work and hard tack It is possible to read around the descriptions of the specific tasks of raising sails climbing masts tightening ropes without understanding it all What is conveyed though is the hard toil the beauty and capriciousness of the sea andthe importance of loyalty and trust Months are spentlaboring on the West coast which was Mexico at the time Their business was gathering hides curing them and loading them on ship for transport back to Boston The account is enlivened by deeply formed relationships disappointments cruel treatment of the crew contrasted with the fair treatment by a good captain I love it when I learn so


  5. Frank Donnelly Frank Donnelly says:

    Two Years Before the Mast PDF ↠ Two Years ePUB Ö ePUB american revolutionary war.co years epub, before download, mast mobile, signet mobile, classics free, Two Years kindle, Before the pdf, Years Before the ebok, Two Years Before the Mast KindleTwo Years Before The Mast is the first person narrative of a young man serving on a sailing ship in the 1830s The crewman is not an officer He was well educated in his youth and had started college before going to sea as an ordinary sailor I feel this accounts for a particularly well written and thoughtful account However I feel the need to add that the author did use ethnic and racial nomenclature that is now considered unacceptable This's of course was common practice at the time I am not defending that I merely wish to forewarn a potential readerI was fascinated by the stories concerning traversing Ca


  6. Jackie M Jackie M says:

    Two Years Before the Mast PDF ↠ Two Years ePUB Ö ePUB american revolutionary war.co years epub, before download, mast mobile, signet mobile, classics free, Two Years kindle, Before the pdf, Years Before the ebok, Two Years Before the Mast KindleThis is a very good insight into life at sea in 1834 1836 It is about life on an American merchant ship but it would be very similar to life aboard an Englis


  7. David Powell David Powell says:

    Two Years Before the Mast PDF ↠ Two Years ePUB Ö ePUB american revolutionary war.co years epub, before download, mast mobile, signet mobile, classics free, Two Years kindle, Before the pdf, Years Before the ebok, Two Years Before the Mast KindleI first read this book 40 years ago as a paper copy without the seuel I enjoyed it as an account of life in the age of sail I was recently moved to reread it and enjoyed it even This time round I was also interested in the descriptions of the Californian coast at a time just before people arrived en masse I enjoyed trying to use Google Earth to understand the geographical details even though success was relatively infreuentI have seen the seuel an account of a revisit some 20 years later described as disappointing Well if you are expecting further adventures then maybe


  8. Richard Law Richard Law says:

    Two Years Before the Mast PDF ↠ Two Years ePUB Ö ePUB american revolutionary war.co years epub, before download, mast mobile, signet mobile, classics free, Two Years kindle, Before the pdf, Years Before the ebok, Two Years Before the Mast KindleI'd not read this book until recently American classics were part of my school diet Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn in particular but not this one The author dropped out of college and took ship in a bid to get his health back Tough way to do it; they went around the Horn to California where the task was dressing and compressing cowhides as the return cargo It's an adventure all the way to California where I found the repetition of what they did with hides in need of editing before his eventual return Time wise he was on the Californian coast in 1836 and heard about the fall of the Alamo there One fascinating enco


  9. rascallybear rascallybear says:

    Two Years Before the Mast PDF ↠ Two Years ePUB Ö ePUB american revolutionary war.co years epub, before download, mast mobile, signet mobile, classics free, Two Years kindle, Before the pdf, Years Before the ebok, Two Years Before the Mast KindleAn interesting insight into the life and times Tedious in parts as was the life of the mariner working in the rawhides trade but well worth the effort In particular it was interesting to read of how the ships were handled and I was fascinated to discover that setting only the highest sails on the foremost all other yards being bare would actually 'lift' the bow of the ship rather than pushing it under Later research revealed that sails act like aircraft wings with the wind blowing over and along the sail actually 'pulling' rather than pushing the ship along Fascinating stuff


  10. Kindle Customer Kindle Customer says:

    Two Years Before the Mast PDF ↠ Two Years ePUB Ö ePUB american revolutionary war.co years epub, before download, mast mobile, signet mobile, classics free, Two Years kindle, Before the pdf, Years Before the ebok, Two Years Before the Mast KindleInteresting to read A true account of the lives of sailors in the 1830's Interesting to read about the hardships on board and sailing past Cape Horn Also revisiting old haunts only 24 years later and how much had changed with the completion of the Panama Canal This book is far intriguing to me than reading a history text book


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