Ned Myers, or, a Life Before the Mast

Ned Myers, or, a Life Before the Mast

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by James Fenimore Cooper
     
 

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It is an old remark, that the life of any man, could the incidents be faithfully told, would possess interest and instruction for the general reader. The conviction of the perfect truth of this saying, has induced the writer to commit to paper, the vicissitudes, escapes, and opinions of one of his old shipmates, as a sure means of giving the public some just notions… See more details below

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It is an old remark, that the life of any man, could the incidents be faithfully told, would possess interest and instruction for the general reader. The conviction of the perfect truth of this saying, has induced the writer to commit to paper, the vicissitudes, escapes, and opinions of one of his old shipmates, as a sure means of giving the public some just notions of the career of a common sailor. In connection with the amusement that many will find in following a foremast Jack in his perils and voyages, however, it is hoped that the experience and moral change of Myers may have a salutary influence on the minds of some of those whose fortunes have been, or are likely to be, cast in a mould similar to that of this old salt.

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ISBN-13:
9781490556338
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date:
06/27/2013
Pages:
66
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.14(d)

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