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Diary of Samuel Pepys: Selected Passages

Diary of Samuel Pepys: Selected Passages

By: Samuel Pepys, Richard Le Gallienne

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The son of a London tailor, Samuel Pepys (1633–1709) rose to political and social prominence in the latter half of the 17th century. A member of Parliament and the trusted confidant of Charles II, Pepys' (pronounced "peeps") unabashed curiosity in all things and a commitment to recording his innermost thoughts allow readers to experience firsthand accounts of the Great Fire of London, the horrors of the Plague, as well as such details as the exhumation and display of the head of Oliver Cromwell at Westminster Hall, along with suggestive accounts of the author's sexual dalliances. One of the most important historical records of Restoration England, the anthology is highly recommended for all collections.

Unabridged republication of Passages from the Diary of Samuel Pepys, originally published by Boni and Liveright, New York, 1921.
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ISBN 100486436675
ISBN 139780486436678
Author/EditorSamuel Pepys, Richard Le Gallienne
Page Count288
Dimensions5 3/16 x 8 1/4

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