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The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Volume 6: 1665

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Publisher Comments:

Samuel Pepys is as much a paragon of literature as Chaucer and Shakespeare. His Diary is one of the principal sources for many aspects of the history of its period. In spite of its significance, all previous editions were inadequately edited and suffered from a number of omissionsand#151;until Robert Latham and William Matthews went back to the 300-year-old original manuscript and deciphered each passage and phrase, no matter how obscure or indiscreet.

The Diary deals with some of the most dramatic events in English history. Pepys witnessed the London Fire, the Great Plague, the Restoration of Charles II, and the Dutch Wars. He was a patron of the arts, having himself composed many delightful songs and participated in the artistic life of London. His flair for gossip and detail reveals a portrait of the times that rivals the most swashbuckling and romantic historical novels. In none of the earlier versions was there a reliable, full text, with commentary and notation with any claim to completeness. This edition, first published in 1970, is the first in which the entire diary is printed with systematic comment. This is the only complete edition available; it is as close to Pepysand#8217;s original as possible.

Synopsis:

The primary aim of the Principal Editors has been to see that the diary is presented in a manner suitable to the historical and literary importance of its contents. At the same time they have had in mind the interests of the wide public of English-speaking people to whom the diarist himself, rather than the importance of what he wrote, is what matters.

About the Author

Robert Latham was Pepys Librarian at Magdalene College, Cambridge. In addition to editing the eleven volumes of The Diary of Samuel Pepys, he was the editor of the acclaimed Shorter Pepys (1985) and A Pepys Anthology (1988), both published by University of California Press. William Matthews was Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520018594
Subtitle:
1665
Editor:
Matthews, William
Editor:
Matthews, William
Author:
Pepys, Samuel
Author:
Latham, Robert
Author:
Matthews, William G.
Author:
Matthews, William
Editor:
Mathews, William
Author:
Mathews, William
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Statesmen
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20000915
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 maps
Pages:
378
Dimensions:
8.75 x 5.75 x 1 in 34 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The primary aim of the Principal Editors has been to see that the diary is presented in a manner suitable to the historical and literary importance of its contents. At the same time they have had in mind the interests of the wide public of English-speaking people to whom the diarist himself, rather than the importance of what he wrote, is what matters.
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