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Mod Lib The Diary Of Samuel Pepys

Modern Library Classics

Paperback Published: 1st September 2003
ISBN: 9780812970715
Number Of Pages: 352

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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."

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"One of our greatest historical records . . . a major work of English literature." --Paul Johnson

ISBN: 9780812970715
ISBN-10: 0812970713
Series: Modern Library Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st September 2003
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Abridged

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