The Diary of Samuel Pepys

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

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The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys

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.”

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ISBN-13: 9780812970715
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/09/2003
Series: Modern Library Classics Series
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 256,169
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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Richard Le Gallienne (1867–1947) was one of Britain’s leading literary critics. His abridgment of The Diary of Samuel Pepys is considered a triumph of editing.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) is one of the most widely read and admired novelists of the nineteenth century.

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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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