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Samuel Pepys free pdf For a decade, beginning in 1660, an ambitious young London civil servant kept an astonishingly candid account of his life during one of the most defining periods in British history. In Samuel Pepys," " Claire Tomalin offers us a fully realized and richly nuanced portrait of this man, whose inadvertent masterpiece would establish him as the greatest diarist in the English language. Against the backdrop of plague, civil war, and regicide, with John Milton composing diplomatic correspondence for Oliver Cromwell, Christopher Wren drawing up plans to rebuild London, and Isaac Newton advancing the empirical study of the world around us, Tomalin weaves a breathtaking account of a figure who has passed on to us much of what we know about seventeenth-century London. We witness Pepys's early life and education, see him advising King Charles II before running to watch the great fire consume London, learn about the great events of the day as well as the most intimate personal details that Pepys encrypted in the Diary, follow him through his later years as a powerful naval administrator, and come to appreciate how Pepys's singular literary enterprise would in many ways prefigure our modern selves. With exquisite insight and compassion, Samuel Pepys captures the uniquely fascinating figure whose legacy lives on more than three hundred years after his death.

About Claire Tomalin

Claire Tomalin is the author of several acclaimed biographies: The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft"- "Shelley and His World"- "Katharine Mansfield: A Secret Life"- "The Invisible Woman: The Story of Ellen Ternan and Charles Dickens"- "Mrs. Jordan s Profession"- "and" "Jane Austen. Educated at Cambridge University, she served as literary editor of the "New Statesman "and "The Sunday Times. "She lives in London with her husband, the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn."

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Author : Claire Tomalin
Publisher : Vintage Books
Data Published : 01 January 1900
ISBN : 0375725539
EAN : 9780375725531
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 465 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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