Two Years Before the Mast and Twenty-Four Years After, Vol. 23 : With Introduction and Notes (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Two Years Before the Mast and Twenty-Four Years After, Vol. 23: With Introduction and Notes There may be in some parts a good deal that is unintelligible to the general reader; but I have found from my own experience, and from what I have heard fromothers, that plain mattersoffactin relationtocustoms and habits of life new to us, and descriptions of life under new aspects, act upon the inexperienced through the imagination, so that we are hardly aware of our want of technical knowledge. Thousands read the escape of the Amerian frigate through the British channel, and the chase and wreck of the Bristol trader in the Red Rover, and follow the minute nautical maneuvres with breathless interest, who do not know the name of a rope in the ship; and perhaps with none the less admiration and enthusiasm for their want of acquaintance with the professional detail. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Hardback | 364 pages
- 152 x 229 x 21mm | 640g
- 18 Oct 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 104 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white