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

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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 portrait of the seagoing life. Bringing to the public's attention the plight of the most exploited segment of the American working class, he changes readers' romanticized perceptions of life at sea.
 

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Contents

I
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II
31
III
33
IV
35
V
481
VI
493
VII
531
VIII
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Thomas Philbrick is professor emeritus of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

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