Two Years Before the Mast

  • Filename: two-years-before-the-mast.
  • ISBN: 3849155463
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Richard Henry Dana
  • Publisher: Tredition Classics

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS. It contains classical literature works from over two thousand years. Most of these titles have been out of print and off the bookstore shelves for decades. The book series is intended to preserve the cultural legacy and to promote the timeless works of classical literature. Readers of a TREDITION CLASSICS book support the mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion. With this series, tredition intends to make thousands of international literature classics available in printed format again - worldwide.

Two Years Before the Mast

  • Filename: two-years-before-the-mast.
  • ISBN: 9781616401504
  • Release Date: 2010-01-01
  • Number of pages: 430
  • Author: Jr. Richard Henry Dana
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name "Harvard Classics," this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and mythology-was assembled by American academic CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926), Harvard University's longest-serving president. Also known as "Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf," it represented Eliot's belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf. Volume XXIII features the classic memoir of life on the high seas, Two Years Before the Mast, by American lawyer and activist RICHARD HENRY DANA JR. (1815-1882). No adventure tale, this is an expose of how poorly enlisted sailors were treated, which Dana learned firsthand on a two-year 1830s voyage from Boston around Cape Horn to California. First published in 1846, this volume also includes an appendix to the 1869 edition, "Twenty-Four Years After," in which Dana returns to California. Indeed, this work is important not only for its treatment of naval life but for its rare depiction of early California, both before and after the Gold Rush.

To Cuba and Back

  • Filename: to-cuba-and-back.
  • ISBN: 9781406857979
  • Release Date: 2010-10
  • Number of pages: 92
  • Author: Richard Henry Dana
  • Publisher:

Richard Henry Dana Jr. (1815 ? 1882) was an American lawyer and politician who gained renown as the author of the American classic, the memoir Two Years Before the Mast. This book documents his visit to Cuba in 1859.


  • Filename: memoir.
  • ISBN: 9780199826902
  • Release Date: 2012-01-19
  • Number of pages: 206
  • Author: G. Thomas Couser
  • Publisher: OUP USA

A compact, pithy guide to the most popular form of life-writing, Memoir: An Introduction provides a primer to the ubiquitous literary form and its many subgenres.

San Francisco Memoirs 1835 1851

  • Filename: san-francisco-memoirs-1835-1851.
  • ISBN: 0930235045
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Number of pages: 319
  • Author: Malcolm E. Barker
  • Publisher: Great West Books

In July 1846 San Francisco was a tranquil settlement of about 150 inhabitants. Three years later it was an international metropolis with more than 30,000 people thronging its streets. Recalled in this intriguing collection of personal anecdotes from those tumultuous times are the days when -- San Francisco Bay extended inland to Montgomery Street. -- Bears, wolves, and coyotes roamed the shore. -- The arrival of 238 Mormons more than doubled the town's population.

Jack Tar s Story

  • Filename: jack-tar-s-story.
  • ISBN: 9781139490184
  • Release Date: 2010-08-31
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Myra C. Glenn
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Jack Tar's Story examines the autobiographies and memoirs of antebellum American sailors to explore contested meanings of manhood and nationalism in the early republic. It is the first study to use various kinds of institutional sources, including crew lists, ships' logs, impressment records, to document the stories sailors told. It focuses on how mariner authors remembered/interpreted various events and experiences, including the War of 1812, the Haitian Revolution, South America's wars of independence, British impressment, flogging on the high seas, roistering, and religious conversion. This book straddles different fields of scholarship and suggests how their concerns intersect or resonate with each other: the history of print culture, the study of autobiographical writing, and the historiography of seafaring life and of masculinity in antebellum America.

African American Autobiography and the Quest for Freedom

  • Filename: african-american-autobiography-and-the-quest-for-freedom.
  • ISBN: 0313305854
  • Release Date: 2000-01-01
  • Number of pages: 155
  • Author: Roland Leander Williams
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Through an analysis of classic slave narratives in comparison with texts such as the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, this study presents a new paradigm for the social character of the African American autobiography. Since the rise of Black Studies in the late 1960s, leading critics have constructed black lives and letters as antitheses to the ways and writings of mainstream culture. That position fosters the notion that black autobiography differs radically from heroic white American tales. But this volume argues that the African American autobiography is a continuation of the epic tradition, and that African Americans have shared and shaped the American experience.

Life Stories A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs Autobiographies and Diaries

  • Filename: life-stories-a-guide-to-reading-interests-in-memoirs-autobiographies-and-diaries.
  • ISBN: 9781610691468
  • Release Date: 2011-08-23
  • Number of pages: 723
  • Author: Maureen O'Connor
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

More San Francisco Memoirs 1852 1899

  • Filename: more-san-francisco-memoirs-1852-1899.
  • ISBN: 0930235053
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 319
  • Author: Malcolm E. Barker
  • Publisher: Great West Books

Twenty-eight men and women recall their experiences as the raw, newly born city of sandhills and gambling saloons matures into a metropolis of elegant homes and bustling factories. These voices from the past tell us of Life during the Civil War. -- Living under vigilante justice. -- Globe-trotting tourists on visits to Barbary Coast dives and the opium dens of Chinatown.

Remembered Childhoods

  • Filename: remembered-childhoods.
  • ISBN: 1591581745
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 495
  • Author: Jeffrey E. Long
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

Presents a guide to more than 2,800 autobiographies published between 1725 and 2007 arranged in categories that reflect shared themes and characteristics.

Collected Memoirs Travel Sketches and Island Literature of Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Filename: collected-memoirs-travel-sketches-and-island-literature-of-robert-louis-stevenson.
  • ISBN: 9788026833956
  • Release Date: 2015-04-10
  • Number of pages: 390
  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Publisher: e-artnow

This carefully crafted ebook: “Collected Memoirs, Travel Sketches and Island Literature of Robert Louis Stevenson” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. Table of Contents: An Inland Voyage (1878) Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879) Edinburgh – Picturesque Notes (1879) The Old and New Pacific Capitals (1882) The Amateur Emigrant (1895) Across the Plains (1892) The Silverado Squatters (1883) A Mountain Town in France (1896) The Island Literature: A Footnote to History, Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa (1892) In the South Seas (1896)

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