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The Diary: v. 7 Hardcover – 1 Jan 1970


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  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (1 Jan. 1970)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713515570
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713515572
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 14.6 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,767,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘The Latham-Matthews transcription of Pepys’ Diary is one of the glories of contemporary English publishing.’
The Times

‘The pleasure of Pepys – of reading him – is his own pleasure in experience… Pepys’ diary is the cheerful self-report, not of the man eminent in naval history, not of the historical witness, but of the unobjectionable hedonist.’
Guardian

‘Here, in one of the finest feats in all the long history of scholarship, is Pepys’ Diary, once and for all. Exegi monumentum aere perennius.’
Observer

‘The editors have achieved the impossible… one can now read the Diary perfectly easily, month by month, year by year… here at last is a really learned edtiion where the learning is put at the disposal of the layman.’
New Statesman

‘It isn’t often that one encounters a publication – especially of this magnitude – which achieves complete perfection, but there is no doubt that this does.’
Sir Arthur Bryant

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Robert Latham, cbe, ma, fba – Fellow and Pepys Librarian, Magdalene College, Cambridge, and formerly reader in History, Royal Holloway College, University of London.

William Matthews, ma, ph.d, d.lett – Late Professor of English, University of California, Los Angeles, and Fellow of Birkbeck College, University of London.

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I had been reading the Diaries complete in the Project Gutenberg version on my Kindle and decided to try going on at one point in the thoroughly edited and annotated, un-Bowdlerized, etc version. The footnotes and other apparatus are especially helpful. These paperbacks are handsomely produced on heavy stock and available at a good price second-hand. I may go on with them. Only drawback: they don’t fit in my pocket, like the Kindle.
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A deep dive into history... 19 Jun. 2001
By Journeyer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is very recommended for everyone that is, in some degrees, a history "buff". It describes in thorough detail some of the less known aspects of events in that time. For me being a Norwegian I found the parts describing the battle with the Dutch fleet in Bergenshavn particualrly interesting. All in all, an excellent book with extreme historical values.
Pepys!!!! 19 Feb. 2013
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This is a wonderful copy of Pepys diary. Its a joy to read he was such a happy bubbly writer and at times a very naughty man but still in all he is amazing.... after This is Pepys!!!!!
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