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I'm currently reading Jack Tar by Roy & Leslie Adkins, which is non-fiction about life for seamen and petty officers in Nelson's navy, and it's got me wanting fiction with a similar focus. All the age of sail novels I know of focus on life on the quarterdeck so I was hoping somebody would be able to point me to something that's more about belowdecks?

Date: 2010-07-16 12:58 am (UTC)
sara: steamship with text, "at SEA" (at sea)
From: [personal profile] sara
Maybe Dana's Two Years Before the Mast?

It's nonfiction, but quite peppy nevertheless. And was basically written as an expose of how crap life was for merchant seamen in the early 19th C.

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