Title:The Illustrated Pepys - Extracts From The Diary
With his unquenchable joy in life and his endless curiosity, Pepys is the perfect diarist for the general reader. In his pages the public events of London in the 1660s - the politics of the Restoration, the Dutch War, the Plague, the Great Fire - are interwoven with a richly diverting account of his colourful private life. Perhaps no one else in the whole of English history has transmitted his experience so vividly to posterity. Pepys's diary has long been recognized as the most remarkable diary in the English language, but it has been impossible until our own day to print it as he wrote it. Very little scholarly work had been done on it, and legal restrictions prevented the publication of its frankest passages, in which Pepys describes his vigorous love life...
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