The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

By Samuel Pepys

  • Release Date: 1703-01-01
  • Genre: Biography
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It was in this house that Pepys started to write his diary, at the age of 27. He was 36 when fear of losing his eyesight forced him to end it. In June 1660 he was appointed Clerk of the Acts to the Navy Board, a key post in what was probably the most important of all government departments - the royal dockyards. epys's diary is not so much a record of events as a re-creation of them. Not all the passages are as picturesque as the famous set pieces in which he describes Charles II's coronation or the Great Fire of London, but there is no entry which does not, in some degree, display the same power of summoning back to life the events it relates.

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  • Samuel Pepys diary

    5
    By Lindagail Hall
    I laughed at the going ons of lords kings and queens bed hoping, Tho it be a long book of over 3069 pages I sailed through it (pun on the word sail) I managed to read the whole book in just 12 days I found him to be a man of wit but also shroud in his main aim to write the history of our Navy. I did have to look up a mountain of words some not to be found but. You sort of knew what he was saying. A little heavy for those who don't wish to expand ones minds, Charles 2 and the Duke of York seemed to balance off one another. The ending sad as he was going blind at such a young age from 37 onwards you feel his sadness at the fact he will be unable to continue his journal Great read for serious expansions of minds. Also read Dr Johnstons London brilliant five stars well worth the read
  • Cool

    5
    By Adam nur
    Just kidding this book is rubish

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