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  • Published: 1 December 2003
  • ISBN: 9780812970715
  • Imprint: Random House US Group
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $32.99

The Diary of Samuel Pepys: A Selection




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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.”

  • Published: 1 December 2003
  • ISBN: 9780812970715
  • Imprint: Random House US Group
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $32.99

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