Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea via Richard Henry Dana
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Overview: 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 transform a maritime vintage which has inflicted legions of guys with a keenness for the ocean.
Dana, a regulation scholar became 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 used to be named). Drawing from his journals, Two Years earlier than the Mast offers a bright and detailed account, shrewdly noticed and fantastically described, of a not unusual 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 quicker than the Pilgrim).
He saved a diary during the voyage, and after returning he wrote a identified American vintage, Two Years Before the Mast, printed in 1840, the similar yr of his admission to the bar. He trustworthy himself to preventing for the rights of sailors-and slaves-in courtroom. He went directly to assist shape the anti-slavery Free Soil Party, paintings for the government all through the Civil War, and serve at the Massachusetts legislature.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction