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Diary of Samuel Pepys Selected Passages

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ISBN-10: 0486436675

ISBN-13: 9780486436678

Edition: 2004

Authors: Samuel Pepys, Richard Le Gallienne

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A member of Parliament and the trusted confidant of Charles II, Pepys' unabashed curiosity allows readers to experience firsthand accounts of the Great Fire of London, the horrors of the Plague, the display of the head of Oliver Cromwell at Westminster Hall, along with suggestive accounts of the author's sexual dalliances.
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638

Samuel Pepys was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. By his hard work and his talent for administration, he rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II. The detailed private diary Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the 19th century, and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London. Pepys's diary has…