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Two Years Before the Mast And Twenty-Four Years After

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ISBN-10: 1589761022

ISBN-13: 9781589761025

Edition: 2001

Authors: Richard Henry Dana

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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Narrative Press, The
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Dana's reputation rests solely upon a single book. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dana was the son of the elder Richard Henry Dana, a minor New England poet and a founder of the North American Review. He received a fairly conventional early education in the Boston area and entered Harvard College in 1831. Health and eye problems interrupted his studies several times, and finally, in hopes of regaining his strength, Dana shipped out on the sailing vessel The Pilgrim in 1834 as a common sailor. He remained at sea for two years, much of that time gathering hides off the California coast, which was still under Mexican rule. From these experiences he soon produced his great masterpiece, Two…    

Prefacep. 1
Departurep. 5
First Impressionsp. 8
Ship's Dutiesp. 14
A Roguep. 20
Cape Hornp. 28
Loss of a manp. 37
Juan Fernandezp. 43
"Tarring Down"p. 51
Californiap. 57
A South-Easterp. 65
Passage Up The Coastp. 70
Life at Montereyp. 76
Tradingp. 80
Santa Barbarap. 91
A Floggingp. 103
Liberty-Day on Shorep. 117
San Diegop. 125
Easter Sundayp. 133
The Sandwich Islandersp. 147
Leisure--News From Homep. 163
California And Its Inhabitantsp. 172
Life On Shorep. 178
New Ship and Shipmatesp. 185
San Diego Againp. 204
Rumors Of Warp. 212
San Francisco--Montereyp. 229
The Sunday Wash-upp. 238
An Old Friendp. 250
Loading for Homep. 264
Beginning the Long Return Voyagep. 287
Bad Prospectsp. 299
Ice Againp. 322
Cracking Onp. 334
Narrow Escapesp. 345
A Double Reefp. 353
Soundingsp. 363
Concluding Chapterp. 373
Twenty-Four Years Afterp. 391
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