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The diary of Samuel Pepys

Author: Samuel Pepys; Richard Le Gallienne
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Modern Library edView all editions and formats
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""The diary which Samuel Pepys kept from January 1660 to May 1669 ... is one of our greatest historical records and ... a major work of English literature," writes the renowned historian Paul Johnson. A witness to the coronation of Charles II, the Great Plague of 1665, and the Great Fire of 1666, Pepys chronicled the events of his day. Originally written in a cryptic shorthand, Pepys's diary provides an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Diaries
Sources
Named Person: Samuel Pepys; Samuel Pepys
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Pepys; Richard Le Gallienne
ISBN: 0679642218 9780679642213
OCLC Number: 45714685
Description: xxxv, 310 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: edited and with a preface by Richard Le Gallienne ; introduction by Robert Louis Stevenson.
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""The diary which Samuel Pepys kept from January 1660 to May 1669 ... is one of our greatest historical records and ... a major work of English literature," writes the renowned historian Paul Johnson. A witness to the coronation of Charles II, the Great Plague of 1665, and the Great Fire of 1666, Pepys chronicled the events of his day. Originally written in a cryptic shorthand, Pepys's diary provides an astonishingly frank and diverting account of political intrigues and naval, church, and cultural affairs, as well as a quotidian journal of daily life in London during the Restoration."--Jacket.

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