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Passages from the Diary of Samuel Pepys
  

Passages from the Diary of Samuel Pepys (Audio CD / Audio)

By Pepys, Samuel
Read by Williams, Professor Fred

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A witness to the coronation of Charles II, the Great Plague of 1665, and the Great Fire of 1666, Pepys chronicled the events of his day. His diary offers an astonishingly frank and diverting account of political intrigues and daily life in London during the Restoration.

ISBN 9780786160655
Barcode 9780786160655
Published 1 October 2007 by Blackstone Audiobooks
Format Audio CD/Audio
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ISBN-13 9780786160655
ISBN-10 0786160659
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Blackstone Audiobooks
Imprint Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date 1 October 2007
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Pepys, Samuel
Read by Williams, Professor Fred
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Biography & Autobiography
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 167mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 336g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 941.066092
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

A witness to the coronation of Charles II, the Great Plague of 1665, and the Great Fire of 1666, Pepys chronicled the events of his day. His diary offers an astonishingly frank and diverting account of political intrigues and daily life in London during the Restoration.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Alexander conquered the world; but Pepys, with a keener, more selfish understanding of life, conquered a world for every sense. -- Charles Whibley We can scarcely say that we wish it a page shorter...It is very entertaining thus to be transported into the very heart of a time so long gone by and to be admitted into the domestic intimacy, as well as the public councils, of a man of great activity and circulation in the reign of Charles II. -- Edinburgh Review Pepys led a full, varied and voraciously-enjoyed life and clearly took pleasure in setting it all down in plain words. Unlike most frantically busy men, he had remarkable powers of observation. -- Paul Johnson The bald truth about oneself, what we are all too timid to admit when we are not too dull to see it, that was what Pepys saw clearly and set down unsparingly. -- Robert Louis Stevenson

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Author's Bio

Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) 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. Although he had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work, and his talent for administration to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalization of the Royal Navy. The detailed private diary he kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the nineteenth century and is one of the most important primary sources for history of 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. Fred Williams, a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, works in theater, film, television, and radio in England, Ireland, and America. Besides narrating audiobooks, he is a performer in living-history reenactments, an archer, and a poet.

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