Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative

By Richard Henry Dana, JR
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."


    REVIEW QUOTES
"Possesses . . . the romantic charm of Robinson Crusoe." --Ralph Waldo Emerson




    CONTRIBUTIONS


    SHARE THIS
Embedicon
 
9780451531254
eBook

  Choose a format

Price: $6.36/ea
LIST PRICE: $7.95

Bulk Mass Market Paperbound Non-returnable Discounts
Quantity Price Discount
1 - 24 $6.36 20%
25 - 99 $5.57 30%
100 - 499 $5.17 35%
500 - 999 $5.01 37%
ISBN: 9780451531254

About the Mass Market Paperbound

Publisher Signet Classics
Publish date 04/07/2009
Pages 407
ISBN-13 9780451531254
ISBN-10 0451531256
Language English

Need 1000 or more?

Additional discounts may be available for print books. We also offer pricing for RETURNABLE orders. Please call 1-800-236-7323 or email us to request a quote.