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Description - Mod Lib The Diary Of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys

The Modern Library Collection - a beautifully presented series of classic literature.

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780812970715
ISBN-10: 0812970713
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 20mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Samuel Pepys

Richard Le Gallienne (1867-1947) was one of Britain's leading literary critics. His abridgment of The Diary of Samuel Pepys is considered a triumph of editing. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) is one of the most widely read and admired novelists of the nineteenth century.

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