Cover of: Two years before the mast | Richard Henry Dana Read Online

Two years before the mast a personal narrative by Richard Henry Dana

  • 645 Want to read
  • ·
  • 48 Currently reading

Published by Signet Classic in New York, N.Y., U.S.A .
Written in English


  • Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882 -- Travel.,
  • Pilgrim (Brig),
  • Alert (Brig : 1843-1862),
  • Voyages and travels.,
  • Seafaring life.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titles2 years before the mast
StatementRichard Henry Dana, Jr. ; with an introduction by John Seelye ; afterword by Wright Morris.
LC ClassificationsG540 .D2 2000b
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 405 p. :
Number of Pages405
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6897765M
ISBN 100451527593
LC Control Number00700478

Download Two years before the mast


Two Years Before the Mast is a book by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr. written after a two-year sea voyage starting in While at Harvard College, Dana had an attack of the measles, which affected his vision. Thinking it might help his sight, Dana, rather than going on a Grand Tour as most of his fellow classmates traditionally did (and unable to afford it4/5. Jul 01,  · Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project by: Feb 05,  · Richard Henry Dana's book "Two Years Before the Mast" actually did remind me of the ocean -- my interest level in the book ebbed and flowed like the tides. I found much of his tale of sailing to be somewhat mundane, but every once in a while, he'll get into a story about a crew member that is utterly fascinating/5. Two Years Before the Mast An audiobook is unique in that a review requires two parts - a review of the book itself, as well as commentary on the audio delivery. In this case I would rate both as excellent. As a California native, I consider Richard Henry Dana's accounting of life in early California as a must read.

Nov 22,  · Directed by John Farrow. With Alan Ladd, Brian Donlevy, William Bendix, Barry Fitzgerald. The playboy son of a wealthy shipping magnate discovers at first hand the desperate privations suffered by the crew of one of his fathers ships when he is unwillingly pressganged aboard/10(). Two Years before the Mast is Richard Henry Dana, Jr.'s memoir of a Harvard undergraduate becoming a sailor while collecting hides up and down the California coast and returning home in the treacherous dead of winter, richer for the experience. Two Years Before the Mast Homework Help Questions. In Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana, Jr., what do they mean by "hides"? Two Years Before the Mast is a true record of the author. Two Years Before the Mast: Modern Library No. by Richard Henry Dana and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

Two years before the mast () is based on the diary Dana kept while at sea. First published in , it is one of America's most famous accounts of life at sea. It contains a rare and detailed account of life on the California coast a decade before the Gold Rush revolutionized the region's culture and society. Dec 10,  · TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST by Richard Henry Dana Jr. ABOUT THE BOOK: Two Years Before the Mast is a memoir by the American author Richard Henry Dana Jr., published in , having been written. In Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., presents a narrative of his two years as a sailor aboard the Pilgrim, trading on the coast of California. This summary of Two Years Before The Mast includes a complete plot overview – spoilers included! We’re considering expanding this synopsis into a full-length study guide to deepen your comprehension of the book and why it's important.