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Two Years Before the Mast - A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

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Two Years Before the Mast is a book by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., written after a two-year sea voyage starting in 1834 and published in 1840. While at Harvard College, Dana had an attack of the measles that affected his vision. Thinking it might help his sight, Dana, rather than going on a Grand Tour as most of his fellow classmates traditionally did (and unable to afford it anyway), and being something of a nonconformist, left Harvard to enlist as a common sailor on a voyage around Cape Horn on the brig Pilgrim. He returned to Massachusetts two years later aboard the Alert (which left California sooner than the Pilgrim). He kept a diary throughout the voyage, and, after returning, he wrote a book based on his experiences. Recognized as an American classic, Two Years Before the Mast was published the same year that Dana was admitted to the bar.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirby Heyborne

Length:

17h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

05:46


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

37:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

48:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

43:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

28:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

34:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

54:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

30:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

58:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

28:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

27:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

18:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

22:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

23:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

45:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

39:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

41:26