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Pepys, his life and character

Drinkwater, John

Pepys, his life and character

by Drinkwater, John

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Published by Doubleday, Doran & Company, inc. in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pepys, Samuel, 1633-1703.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John Drinkwater.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA447.P4 D7 1930a
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii p., 3 l., 374 p.
    Number of Pages374
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6751803M
    LC Control Number30033556
    OCLC/WorldCa399395

    Pepys mentions in his diary admiring and acquiring ballads in the s, but it is likely that he didn’t begin his collection in earnest until relatively late in his life (Dr. Richard Luckett, emeritus Librarian of the Pepys Library at Magdalene College, suspects Pepys began focusing on ballads in the s). The The Diary of Samuel Pepys Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and .

    Samuel Pepys, (born Febru , London, England—died , London), English diarist and naval administrator, celebrated for his Diary (first published in ), which gives a fascinating picture of the official and upper-class life of Restoration London from Jan. 1, , to Life. Pepys was the son of a working tailor who had come to London from Huntingdonshire. John Evelyn FRS (31 October – 27 February ) was an English writer, gardener and diarist.. John Evelyn's diary, or memoir, spanned the period of his adult life from , when he was a student, to , the year he did not write daily at all times. The many volumes provide insight into life and events at a time before regular magazines or newspapers were published, making.

    The pre- and post-Diary phases of Pepys's life, which obviously require such speculation, are brilliantly believable in this book, particularly when Tomalin feels her way toward an idea of what.   best nonfiction books of all time Samuel Pepys. the diarist’s exuberant character and his enthusiastic discovery of his “unequalled self”. who liked to regulate his life. The.


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Samuel Pepys, His Life and Character by John Drinkwater Published in Biography of the Great Diarist Vintage Book Hardcover Format. Add to Favourites Click to zoom ProfessorBooknoodle 2, sales 2, sales | 5 out of 5 stars. Samuel Pepys, His Life and Character by John Drinkwater Published in Biography of the Great Diarist Vintage.

Pepys: His Life and Character by Drinkwater, John. Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:Dust Pepys quality is not guaranteed. Pepys was a pretty unsavory character by 21st century sensibilities, but Tomalin cuts him a lot of slack and so is able to present his genuine accomplishments and his impressive life in way that allows us to appreciate rather than simply deplore him/5().

I first encountered the diary of Samuel Pepys inwhen I was It is the book that has informed – I might almost say "defined" – my whole life. Because of it, since 1 January I.

Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self by Claire Tomalin pp, Viking, £ Sex, drink, plague, fire, music, marital conflict, the fall of kings, corruption and courage in public life, wars, navies.

Stephen Coote's "Samuel Pepys: a life" gives an "uncluttered" biography and puts reading the diary entries in perspective.

In the introduction the author states the biography was more or less a by-product of his book "Royal Survivor", on Charles II. A lot of information is given about the post-diary years, the popish plot and the political.

The diary which Samuel Pepys kept from January to May is one of our greatest historical records and a major work of English literature, writes the renowned historian Paul Johnson. A witness to the coronation of Charles II, the Great Plague ofand the Great Fire ofPepys chronicled the events of his day.

Originally written in a cryptic shorthand, Pepys's diary 4/5(3). As the resulting book – The Dark Side Of Samuel Pepys, by historian Geoffrey Pimm – reveals, the true extent of his lechery was far greater – and more disturbing – than either his. The Diary of Samuel Pepys opens with an entry dated January 1, The author was twenty-seven years old and already well on his way to a lucrative career in the service of the English crown.

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio An illustration of a " floppy disk. Pepys, his life and character by Drinkwater, John, Publication date Topics Pepys, Samuel, Publisher Garden City, N.Y.

Doubleday, Doran. Samuel Pepys was a great collector of books, news, and gossip. This study uses his surviving papers to examine reading practices, collecting, and the exchange of information in the late seventeenth century. Offering the first extensive history of reading during the Restoration, it traces developments in the book trade and news transmission at a time when England was the scene of dramatic.

InPepys was made Clerk of the King's Ships to the Navy Board. On January 1,at the age of 27, Pepys began his Diary. It was written in the shorthand system established by Thomas Shelton, and covered nine years not only of Pepys' life, but of London events.

The Pepys of these letters is a rounded, conscientious and surprisingly troubled character - a useful counter-balance to the man who is so easily seen only in his prime, the diary years.

Guy de la Bédoyère's informative editorial comments and linking passages could. Samuel Pepys kept a diary for almost ten years, from January to May It is considered one of the most important diaries in the English language, offering a detailed account of critical historic events but also an insight into daily life in 17th century London.

Review: &#;Samuel Pepys and His Books&#; by Kate Loveman. By Sue Nicholson, 13 November Mens cuiusque is est quisque: the mind is the man. Pepys adopted this quote from Cicero as his motto in later life.

He had bookplates made featuring the Latin inscription beneath a portrait of himself in flourishing middle age. Pepys was a great theatre-goer, but he was not overly impressed by the talents of renowned 16th- and 17th-century playwright William was quick to dismiss one of Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular plays, writing in his diary: “Saw Midsummer Night’s Dream [originally performed –96] which I have never seen before, nor shall ever again, for it is the most.

Samuel Pepys survived the Great Plague of He also saw the Great Fire of London in It destro houses. We know lots about these two events from his diary.Samuel Pepys was born on Februin Salisbury Court, Fleet Street, London, to John Pepys, a tailor, and his wife, Margaret Pepys, daughter of a Whitechapel butcher.

Pepys was the fifth of eleven children but because of high child mortality rate, he soon became the oldest survivor in his family.Pepys’s diary is so various in its interest that it is not easy in a few words to indicate where its chief distinction lies.

The absolute sincerity and transparent truth of the narrative naturally explains much, but the vitality of the man and his intense interest in the pageant of life supplies the motive power.