Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys : The Unequalled Self

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A full-scale biography of naval administrator Samuel Pepys, who was well-known for being the friend of the famous and powerful. This text, which draws on Pepys' own personal diary, covers his childhood and young adulthood. It moves through the famous diary years and beyond, to the death of his wife and the setting up of a new household. While using the diary as a source, the author goes beyond its narrative to the inner man, at the same time revealing life as a young man in Restoration London. Explored within are Pepys' relations with women, his fears and ambitions, his political shifts and his agonies and delights.
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  • Audio cassette | 4 pages
  • 106 x 136 x 36mm | 199.58g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Penguin Audiobooks
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0141803983
  • 9780141803982

About Claire Tomalin

Claire Tomalin has worked in publishing and journalism all her life, becoming literary editor first of the New Statesman and then of the Sunday Times, which she left in 1986. Wonderfully readable, she has written five highly acclaimed biographies - of Mary Wollstonecraft, Katherine Mansfield, Dickens' mistress Nelly Ternan, the 18th-century actress Mrs Jordan and Jane Austen. Claire Tomalin lives in Camden Town, London with her husband Michael Frayn.
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