Quotations from the Diary of Samuel Pepys

Author(s): David Widger
Original Publish Date: Apr 29, 2013
Product Number: EB00677220
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781627931335
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The diary which Samuel Pepys kept from January 1660 to May 1669...is one of our greatest historical records and...? 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.

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