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Two Years Before the Mast


This work provides an account of the author's five month journey around Cape Horn in 1834 as an ordinary seaman. It clearly and graphically recounts ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of Two Years Before the Mast

Overall customer rating: 5.000
Greg E

Just like being there...

by Greg E on Jul 26, 2012

A fantastic book that draws you in. This reminds me of Kidnapped or Treasure Island. You are there with the characters and the history is real. I have always loved stories where the characters are pitted against the elements and must face and overcome what seems like harsh odds. One can still ... More

Edward B

not in a second-hand bookstore...

by Edward B on May 19, 2011

Not in any second-hand bookstore in Marin or SF I could find. But it has been re-printed and this was a most excellent copy. My #1 son wanted to read it, even though I cautioned him I slogged through it when I was in junior high or high school, and it seemed like two years before it was over. ... More

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