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Two Years Before the Mast

A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

Richard Henry Dana Jr. - Author

Thomas Philbrick - Editor/introduction

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ISBN 9780140390087 | 576 pages | 17 Dec 1981 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Dana’s account of his passage as a common seaman from Boston around Cape Horn to California, and back, is a remarkable portrait of the seagoing life. Bringing to the public’s attention for the first time the plight of the most exploited segment of the American working class, he forever changed readers’ romanticized perceptions of life at sea.