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Pepys, Samuel : The Diary of Samuel Pepys

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.”“One of our greatest historical records . . . a major work of English literature.” —Paul Johnson
Autor Pepys, Samuel / Le Gallienne, Richard / Stevenson, Robert Louis
Verlag Random House N.Y.
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2003
Seitenangabe 352 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in ca. 20-45 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H20.4 cm x B13.4 cm x D2.0 cm 304 g
Reihe Modern Library Classics
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.”“One of our greatest historical records . . . a major work of English literature.” —Paul Johnson
Fr. 27.90
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7071-5
Verfügbarkeit: Lieferbar in ca. 20-45 Arbeitstagen

Über den Autor Pepys, Samuel

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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