Samuel Pepys The Uneualled Self ( ebook ) By Claire Tomalin

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Omposing diplomatic correspondence for Oliver Cromwell Christopher Wren drawing up plans to rebuild London and Isaac Newton advancing the empirical study of the world around us Tomalin weaves a breathtaking account of a figure who has passed on to us much of what we know about seventeenth century London We witness Pepys’s early life and education see him advising King Charles II before running to watch the great fire consume London learn ab A bit of serendipity brought this book into my hands While visiting my daughter in Oceanside California over the holidays she took me to see the public library there where

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Samuel Pepys The Uneualled Self

For a decade beginning in 1660 an ambitious young London civil servant kept an astonishingly candid account of his life during one of the most defining periods in British history In Samuel Pepys Claire Tomalin offers us a fully realized and richly nuanced portrait of this man whose inadvertent masterpiece would establish him as the greatest diarist in the English languageAgainst the backdrop of plague civil war and regicide with John Milton c Not to be confused with Samuel Johnson who wrote the dictionary which I always do No this book is a biography of Samuel Pepys who wrote the Diary An up from nothing country

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Out the great events of the day as well as the most intimate personal details that Pepys encrypted in the Diary follow him through his later years as a powerful naval administrator and come to appreciate how Pepys’s singular literary enterprise would in many ways prefigure our modern selves With exuisite insight and compassion Samuel Pepys captures the uniuely fascinating figure whose legacy lives on than three hundred years after his death This is an extraordinary book am almost perfect melding of author and subject Claire Tomalin s admiration for Pepys is based on his genius as a diarist and she feels his


10 thoughts on “Samuel Pepys The Uneualled Self

  1. says:

    Whilst I cannot help but admire the amount of work that this book consists of I can't really say I enjoyed it I am sure historians who are interested in naval details would appreciate it but for me it was rather too detailed One admires Pepys he certainly was a warts and all character but his opinion of the majority of women is hard to rea

  2. says:

    This book came up on my recommendation list and I was like wow wait a second I’ve already read this Not to mention I loved it It’s one of my favorite biographies So I thought I would write up a uick review on it What can I say Pepys is fascinating and if you are interested in 17th century England I think reading about him is must I tried to read Pepys' diary along with this but it wasn’t easy Pepys had a way of wri

  3. says:

    Not to be confused with Samuel Johnson who wrote the dictionary which I always do No this book is a biography of Samuel Pepys who wrote the Dia

  4. says:

    A bit of serendipity brought this book into my hands While visiting my daughter in Oceanside California over the holidays she took me to see the public library there where they have a small ongoing book sale This book wit

  5. says:

    Pepys what is there to be said that Claire Tomalin and countless others before her have not said I have fallen in love with Pepys diary the di

  6. says:

    This was a start and stop reading experience for me I’ve had it out twice from the library It’s due back tomorrow so I'm calling it done at about halfway in It’s an interesting but frustrating biography For as far as I read I’m giving it 25 stars rounded up an interesting failure What’s needed I think is a short

  7. says:

    Pepys made his way in interesting times As teenager he skipped school to see King Charles I beheaded and as a young man he learned the ropes of government work under Cromwell He prospered as an official of the Royal Navy under Charl

  8. says:

    This is an extraordinary book am almost perfect melding of author and subject Claire Tomalin’s admiration for Pepys is based on his genius as a diarist and she feels his secret masterpiece he wrote many of the pages in sh

  9. says:

    This is an excellent biography of a very interesting man Pepys pronounced 'Peeps' is remembered in history as the perhaps greatest diarist who ever lived He kept a secret diary in shorthand and in it recorded all that he saw

  10. says:

    As is always the case with audio books one's enjoyment and appreciation of a book is increased or diminished by the uality of the rea