R.H. Dana took a sea voyage and decided to go as a sailor not as a passenger. The voyage was bound from his home town of Boston to California. His experiences during those two years form the subject of this volume.
Later in life he took another voyage around the world and those observations form the postscript of this book. This books value and interest today are even greaDownload book Download Two Years Before the Mast and Twenty-Four Years After (Harvard Classics, 23)