The Diary of Samuel Pepys

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

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Richard Le Gallienne's elegant abridgment of the Diary captures the essential writings of Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), a remarkable man who witnessed the coronation of Charles II, the Great Plague of 1665, and the Great Fire of 1666. Originally scribbled in a cryptic shorthand, Pepys's quotidian journal of life in Restoration London provides an astonishingly frank and diverting account of political intrigues; naval, church, and cultural affairs; and the sexual escapades and domestic strife of a man with a voracious, childlike appetite for living. "As a human document the Diary is literally unique," notes Le Gallienne. "It will have a still greater value for its historical importance."
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2003
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780812970715
0812970713
Branch Call Number: 941.066092 Pepys
Characteristics: xxxv, 310 p. --
Additional Contributors: Le Gallienne, Richard 1866-1947

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