1665 – Diary of a Plague Year

by Samuel Pepys

On Sale: 09/03/2020

1665 – Diary of a Plague Year

by Samuel Pepys

On Sale: 09/03/2020

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About the Book

Welcome to London in lockdown – in 1665

This timely release of a year in the life of London’s greatest diarist comes with an introduction by bestselling author, Max Hastings.

The plague that swept through London in 1665 brought the city to a grinding halt. The bustle of business gave way to a grim air of fear as nearly a quarter of Londoners were struck down. Yet for Samuel Pepys, life went on.
In his lifetime, Pepys was a naval administrator and a friend and colleague of the powerful and learned. For nearly ten years he kept a private diary in which he recorded life in Restoration London, commenting on politics, public events and private matters. As well as recording public and historical events, Pepys paints a vivid picture of his personal life, from his socializing and amorous entanglements, to his theatre-going and his work at the Navy Board. Unequalled for its frankness, high spirits and sharp observations, the diary is both a literary masterpiece and a marvellous portrait of seventeenth-century life.
In 1665 that life was lived under an ever-present shadow of death, and Pepys offers us a glimpse into how that affected London and Londoners alike.

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  • ISBN: 9780008432263
  • ISBN 10: 0008432260
  • Imprint: TLS Books
  • On Sale: 09/03/2020
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price:13.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Stuart Era (1603-1714)
  • BISAC2 : MEDICAL / History
  • BISAC3 : HISTORY / Social History
  • BISAC4 : HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Contagious
  • BISAC5 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical

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