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by Richard Henry Dana Jr.
In that regard, Richard Henry Dana, Jr. got lucky. This delicacy also leads Dana to omit from his narrative most anything that might cast him in a common light-such as his consorting with Indian prostitutes in California.
In that regard, Richard Henry Dana, Jr. A young Harvard man, he signed on as a common seaman aboard the brig Pilgrim, bound for California from Boston, to help improve his health. Had it been smooth sailing over benign seas under a wise and beneficent captain, with good food and a leisurely stay on California beaches, we likely would never have heard of Dana. But Dana's great fortune as a writer was, seemingly, his misfortune as a gentleman.
Richard Dana’s classic memoir of a two-year sea voyage still draws spell-bound readers after nearly 200 years. Richard Henry Dana is a very thoughtful and observant participant in the voyage and activities and has a generous nature and perception
Richard Dana’s classic memoir of a two-year sea voyage still draws spell-bound readers after nearly 200 years. More than a diary, his story is the result of extensive notes he jots down-somehow-in between seaman’s strenuous duties, above-deck watches every four hours, near-death experiences, and exhausted sleep. Richard Henry Dana is a very thoughtful and observant participant in the voyage and activities and has a generous nature and perception. His details are so keen you feel as if you are sailing on the Pacific landing at the ports, mending and cleaning on the rolling seas. Great read for those who have any interest in California, sailing and industry in the 1800's.
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by Richard Henry Dana (Author), Charles Welsh (Author) . Dana set sail on board a merchant vessel from New England for San Francisco Bay, by way of Cape Horn. This was all before the Gold Rush of 1849 when there was, as I remember the telling, only one adobe structure to be seen anywhere on the bay-shore.
A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea. By. Richard Henry Dana, Jr. With an introduction and notes by. Homer Eaton Keyes, . Assistant Professor of Art in Dartmouth College. Crowded in the rank and narrow ship, Housed on the wild sea with wild usages, Whate'er in the inland dales the land conceals Of fair and exquisite, O! nothing, nothing, Do we behold of that in our rude voyage. Coleridge's Wallenstein. Introduction Biographical Note California and her Missions Bibliographical References Diagram of Ships Explanation of Diagram
n 1834, Richard Henry Dana, J. was just nineteen years old when he abandoned his life as a Harvard student . Originally written to expose "the life of a common sailor at sea as it really is," Dana's Two YearsBefore the Mast quickly became an American classic of maritime adventure.
n 1834, Richard Henry Dana, J. was just nineteen years old when he abandoned his life as a Harvard student to enlist as a seaman. Crackling with realism, it remains one of the most eloquent and insightful depictions of life at sea in the early nineteenth century.
Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he abandons the patrician . As D. H. Lawrence proclaimed, "Dana's small book is a very great book.
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.
Two Years Before the Mast. The Sea-Wolf belongs in the honorific tradition of American sea fiction where the voyage motif became a means of exploring the meaning of life, as in Richard Henry Dana& Two Years Before the Mast. Книга представляет собой репринтное издание. Richard Henry Dana ist der Name folgender Personen: Richard Henry Dana, Sr.
August 1, 1815 - January 6, 1882) was an American lawyer and politician, and author of the book Two Years Before the Mast.