Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys

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Baker & Taylor
A biography of the master diarist and chronicler of Restoration London draws on the famous diaries, as well as on other sources and period material, to furnish a candid chronicle of the life and times of Samuel Pepys.

Blackwell North Amer
For ten years, from 1660, Samuel Pepys kept one of the most remarkable records ever made of a human life. With astounding candour and perceptiveness he described his ambitions and speculations, his professional success and failures, his pettinesses and meannesses, his tenderness towards his wife and the irritation and jealousies she provoked, his extramarital longings and fumblings, his coolly critical attitude towards the king he served and his watchful adaptation to the corrupt and treacherous society in which he lived.

Baker
& Taylor

A revealing new biography of the master diarist and chronicler of Restoration London draws on the famous diaries, as well as on other sources and period material, to furnish a candid chronicle of the life and times of Samuel Pepys, answering questions about his relations with women, triumphs and near disasters, youth, and other lesser known aspects of his life. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, 2002
ISBN: 9780375411434
0375411437
Branch Call Number: 828x PEPYS TOMAL

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reynpa Dec 22, 2011

Absolutely fascinating. Pepys was a singular character, but the book's greatest richness is its detailed portrait of 17th century upper middle class life in London. I found myself constantly surprised by ithe sophistication of the place, and riveted to read about a great city in its formative years.

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