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Publisher Description

Richard Henry Dana called this book a "a voice from the sea". It had an influence on both Joseph Conrad and Herman Melville, both of whom sang its praises. Dana was a law student at Harvard College who decided, in 1834, to take a break from his studies in order to experience the "real world" by signing on as a common sailor for a two year voyage from Boston around Cape Horn to California. He kept a journal which he turned into a book after the voyage. In it he gives a vivid and detailed account of his fantastic voyage. The book is many things: a history, travelogue, a social documentary and an adventure story. W. Clark Russell, one of the best writers of sea-stories in English, called it "the greatest sea-book that was ever written in any language", and Ralph Waldo Emerson said, it "possesses...the romantic charm of
Robinson Crusoe".

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
JK
Jim Killavey
LENGTH
15:42
hr min
RELEASED
2006
January 1
PUBLISHER
Jimcin Recordings
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
628.8
MB

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