The Diary of Samuel Pepys

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September 2003



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."


"One of our greatest historical records . . . a major work of English literature." -Paul Johnson
EAN: 9780812970715
ISBN: 0812970713
Untertitel: 'Modern Library'. abridged ed. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Random House USA Inc
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2003
Seitenanzahl: 368 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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