The Diary of Samuel Pepys

The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham, Linnet Latham epub pdf fb2

Title: The Diary of Samuel Pepys
Author: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham, Linnet Latham
ISBN10: 0007105304
ISBN13: 978-0007105304
Publisher: HarperCollins (February 26, 2010)
Language: English
Subcategory: Historical
Size PDF: 1416 kb
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Rating: 3.5/5
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Pages: 304 pages
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham, Linnet Latham


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The perfect introduction to the Diary of Samuel Pepys, with Diary extracts arranged by subject.

In this short anthology, selected from Samuel Pepys’s famous Diary, passages are collected together by subject, providing a fresh look at some of the themes that run through the massive complete work. Robert and Linnet Latham’s lively and skilful presentation allows the reader to become absorbed in a single topic without interruption, often providing new insight into Pepys’s private and public life.

We see Pepys the man of fashion, the booklover, the musician, the theatre-goer, Pepys the husband and Pepys the public servant, at work and at leisure. From festivals such as Christmas and Twelfth Night, enjoyed with family and friends, to the great events such as the Fire and the Plague described so vividly in the Diary, Pepys’s life and times are revealed in all their richness and variety.

And for the first time, we can read as continuous narrative some of the stories interwoven with daily events – the long entangled saga of his affair with Deb Willet and the tale of the Dancing Master.

For anyone unfamiliar with Pepys, this anthology will serve as a delightful introduction, while lovers of the Diary will take pleasure in rediscovering favourite passages.