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Titel: Two Years Before the Mast (Wordsworth ...
Verlag: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Zustand: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9781853265631-3
Inhaltsangabe: This work provides an account of the author's five month journey around Cape Horn in 1834 as an ordinary seaman. It clearly and graphically recounts the harsh conditions of life at sea, from storms to floggings and the larger-than-life characters of the captains and crews.
Umschlagtext: 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."
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