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The Resource Two years before the mast : a personal narrative of life at sea, Richard Henry Dana ; introduction by Gary Kinder ; notes by Duncan Hasell

Two years before the mast : a personal narrative of life at sea, Richard Henry Dana ; introduction by Gary Kinder ; notes by Duncan Hasell

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Two years before the mast : a personal narrative of life at sea
Title
Two years before the mast
Title remainder
a personal narrative of life at sea
Statement of responsibility
Richard Henry Dana ; introduction by Gary Kinder ; notes by Duncan Hasell
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Language
eng
Summary
"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. 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.""--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
910.4/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Two years before the mast : a personal narrative of life at sea, Richard Henry Dana ; introduction by Gary Kinder ; notes by Duncan Hasell
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Two years before the mast : a personal narrative of life at sea, Richard Henry Dana ; introduction by Gary Kinder ; notes by Duncan Hasell
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6258072
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21 cm.
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Edition
Modern Library pbk. edition
Extent
xxiv, 516 pages
Isbn
9780375757945
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001031243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) TAU159731
  • (DLC) 2001031243
  • (BNAtoc) 2001031243
  • (Nz)6258072
  • (OCoLC)46822355

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