Fore and Aft: A Story of Actual Sea Life (Classic Reprint)

Fore and Aft: A Story of Actual Sea Life (Classic Reprint)

by Robert Brewer Dixon
     
 

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Having passed many pleasant hours in narrating reminiscences of fourteen months of ship life, I have prepared this story because my friends thought that what they had enjoyed hearing, others might find interest in reading; and because so few true accounts have been given by persons who have themselves been

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Excerpt from Fore and Aft: A Story of Actual Sea Life

Having passed many pleasant hours in narrating reminiscences of fourteen months of ship life, I have prepared this story because my friends thought that what they had enjoyed hearing, others might find interest in reading; and because so few true accounts have been given by persons who have themselves been sailors, and who write from actual experience. With the notable exception of Richard H. Dana's "Two Years Before the Mast," there has been hardly a book giving a correct statement of the sailor's life, with its many hardships and perils, and its few pleasures and enjoyments. I send my story out into the world, hoping that it may be found to be - what I have tried to make it - a truthful representation of the average experiences of the American sailor, "fore and aft."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331196716
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/11/2015
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

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