The Diary of Samuel Pepys

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

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The detailed private diary Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the 19th century, and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London.

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The detailed private diary Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the 19th century, and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014625838
Publisher:
Philtre Libre
Publication date:
06/24/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
750 KB

Meet the Author

Samuel Pepys was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work and his talent for administration, to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and subsequently King James II.

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The diary of Samuel Pepys: Transcribed by the late Rev. Mynors Bright, from the shorthand manuscript in the Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambr 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful and insightful look into the English Restoration period.
GregBed More than 1 year ago
I haven't had a chance to read it yet. But the table of contents is a mess with a single letter constituting a whole line. Also the heading line at the top when you are reading the book doesn't display the title but rather a string of numbers and letters, presumably the file name. Since this title was added just a few days ago, hopefully someone will fix this. Until then try the mobireader edition.
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