The diary of Samuel Pepys: a new and complete transcription. 1660

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Bell & Hyman, 1970 - Biography & Autobiography - 348 pages
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"[Pepys Diary] is, in truth, the greatest autobiography in our language, and yet it was not deliberately written as such. When Mr. Pepys jotted down from day to day every quaint or mean thought which ... Read full review

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This is the one to read for pleasure, unless you are an upper-level or grad history student. The good stuff left in, the superfluous taken out, a great editing job. Still a BIG book but you can open ... Read full review


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About the author (1970)

Robert Latham was Pepys Librarian at Magdalene College, Cambridge. In addition to editing the eleven volumes of "The Diary of Samuel Pepys", he was the editor of the acclaimed "Shorter Pepys" (1985) and "A Pepys Anthology" (1988), both published by University of California Press. William Matthews was Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles.