Two Years Before The Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea [Audiobook]
Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea by means of Richard Henry Dana
Written by means of Richard Henry Dana
Read by means of Bernard Mayes
Richard Henry Dana referred to this e-book as “a voice from the ocean.” It is a e-book which influenced Conrad and Melville, and it has turn out to be a maritime vintage which has inflicted legions of fellows with a zeal for the ocean.
Dana, a regulation pupil grew to become sailor for well being causes, sailed in 1834 at the brig Pilgrim for a voyage from Boston round Cape Horn to California. (Hence Dana Point was once named). Drawing from his journals, Two Years ahead of the Mast provides a vibrant and detailed account, shrewdly seen and fantastically described, of a commonplace sailor’s wretched remedy at sea, and of an approach to life just about unknown at the moment.
He returned to Massachusetts two years later aboard the Alert (which left California faster than the Pilgrim).
He saved a diary all through the voyage, and after returning he wrote a known American vintage, Two Years Before the Mast, revealed in 1840, the similar yr of his admission to the bar. He faithful himself to combating for the rights of sailors-and slaves-in courtroom. He went directly to lend a hand shape the anti-slavery Free Soil Party, paintings for the government right through the Civil War, and serve at the Massachusetts legislature.
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