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Title:A Pepys Anthology
Price:GBP£10.00 (about USD$13.60)
Item ID:B009-3337
Publisher:Unwin Hyman Ltd, London, 1987
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:As New
Dust Jacket:Near Fine
Unwin Hyman Ltd, 1987, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: As New, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First

In this short anthology, selected from Samuel Pepys's famous diary, passages are collected together by subject, providing a fresh look at some of the themes that run through the massive complete work. Robert and Linnet Latham's lively and skillful presentation allows the reader to become absorbed in a single topic without interruption, often providing new insight into Pepys's private and public life. We see Pepys the man of fashion, the booklover, the musician and theatre-goer, Pepys the husband and Pepys the public servant, at work and at leisure. From festivals such as Christmas and Twelfth Night, enjoyed with family and friends, to the great events such as the Fire and the Plague described so vividly in the Diary, Pepys's life and times are revealed in all their richness and variety. And for the first time, we can read as continuous narrative, some of the stories interwoven with daily events: the long . entangled saga of his affair with Deb Willet and the tale of the Dancing Master. For anyone unfamiliar with Pepys, this anthology will serve as a delightful introduction, while lovers of the Diary will take pleasure in rediscovering favourite passages. Robert Latham was Pepys Librarian at Magdalene College, Cambridge until his retirement in 1983. He is the Editor, with the late William Matthews, of the definitive 11 volume edition of The Diary of Samuel Pepys and the much acclaimed Shorter Pepys . Linnet Latham, his wife, worked with her husband during the compilation of the Index and Companion to the complete Diary and on The Shorter Pepys. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 287 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. in archive acetate film protection. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine. green cloth. Includes contents list & select glossary. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Essays & Literary Criticism; Diaries; Literature & Literary; England; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0044400683. ISBN/EAN: 9780044400684. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3337.
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