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The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Vol. VI: 1665 and Vol. VII: 1666

Pepys, Samuel. Ed. Robert Latham and William Matthews

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ISBN 10: 0520018591 / ISBN 13: 9780520018594
Published by University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1972
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Vols VI and VII released together as set 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Great Britain; ISBN: 0520018591. ISBN/EAN: 9780520018594. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 14988. This is a SET of books, therefore heavier than a standard volume, and will involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Bookseller Inventory # 14988

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Title: The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Vol. VI: 1665 and...

Publisher: University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover (Original Cloth)

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition thus.

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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 omissions 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 Pepys’s original as possible.

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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.

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