The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys (Author) Kate Loveman (Selected by)
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Product Details

Price
$30.00  $27.60
Publisher
Everyman's Library
Publish Date
October 02, 2018
Pages
712
Dimensions
5.0 X 1.5 X 8.2 inches | 1.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781101907924
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About the Author

SAMUEL PEPYS (1633-1703) was an administrator of England's navy and a member of Parliament who is most famous for the diary that he kept for a decade.

KATE LOVEMAN is Associate Professor in English Literature at the University of Leicester. She is the author of Reading Fictions, 1660-1740: Deception in English Literary and Political Culture and of Samuel Pepys and His Books: Reading, Newsgathering, and Sociability, 1660-1703. Her other publications include articles on book history, eighteenth-century novels, and the introduction of chocolate into England.

Reviews

"Pepys led a full, varied and voraciously-enjoyed life and clearly took pleasure in setting it all down in plain words. Unlike most frantically busy men, he had remarkable powers of observation."
--Paul Johnson

"The bald truth about oneself, what we are all too timid to admit when we are not too dull to see it, that was what Pepys saw clearly and set down unsparingly."
--Robert Louis Stevenson

"Alexander conquered the world; but Pepys, with a keener, more selfish understanding of life, conquered a world for every sense."
--Charles Whibley