Samuel Pepys : The Unequalled Self
Samuel Pepys achieved fame as a naval administrator, a friend and colleague of the powerful and learned, a figure of substance. But for nearly ten years he kept a private diary in which he recorded, with unparalleled openness and sensitivity to the turbulent world around him, exactly what it was like to be a young man in Restoration London. This diary lies at the heart of Claire Tomalin's biography. Yet the use she makes of it - and of other hitherto unexamined material - is startlingly fresh and original. Within and beyond the narrative of Pepys' extraordinary career, she explores his inner life - his relations with women, his fears and ambitions, his political shifts, his agonies and his delights.
- Electronic book text
- 01 Jul 2004
- Penguin Books Ltd (Digital)
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
About Claire Tomalin
Notes 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. She has written five highly acclaimed biographies most recently JANE AUSTEN: A LIFE. Claire Tomalin lives in Camden Town, London with her husband Michael Frayn.