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Two Years Before The Mast A Personal Narrative Of Life At Sea

By: Richard Henry Dana
Published By: Double9 Books
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Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea' is an enchanting memoir written by Richard Henry Dana, Jr., an American lawyer, and author. The book provides a vivid and firsthand account of Dana's experiences as a common sailor aboard a merchant ship during the early 19th century. Furthermore, the book offers valuable insights into the social and economic conditions of the time, highlighting the labor exploitation faced by sailors and the power dynamics aboard ships. Dana's observations on the natural world and the maritime landscapes add depth to the narrative, painting a vivid picture of the awe-inspiring yet perilous environments he traverses. This book is not only a gripping adventure tale but also a significant historical document that sheds light on the realities of maritime life and the hardships endured by seafarers. It remains a timeless classic, captivating readers with its rich storytelling and providing a unique perspective on the maritime history of the United States.

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Richard Henry Dana

Richard Henry Dana, Jr. was an American author and lawyer born on August 1, 1815, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is best known for his seminal work, "Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea," which detailed his experiences as a sailor aboard a merchant ship during the early 19th century. Dana's book became a significant contribution to maritime literature, providing an authentic and firsthand account of the hardships and realities of life at sea. It offered a unique perspective on the labor conditions, power dynamics, and diverse cultures encountered during his voyages. Beyond his literary achievements, Dana was also a prominent lawyer and advocate. He fought for the rights of sailors and played an instrumental role in shaping maritime law in the United States. His experiences at sea and his subsequent legal career fueled his commitment to social justice and labor rights.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 340 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358592265
  • ISBN-13: 9789358592269
  • Item Weight: 408g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 18.8 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / Historical Geography,Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs,Travel / Essays & Travelogues