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May 31, 2013

The Last of Pepys’s Diary

Filed under: Today in Literature — Tags: , , , , , — Bookblurb @ 10:36 am
Samuel Pepys    (1633 - 1703)

Samuel Pepys
(1633 – 1703)

On this day in 1669, Samuel Pepys regretfully made the final entry in his nine-and-a-half-year diary, citing his deteriorating eyes as cause. Begun when he was a struggling young civil servant, Pepys’s diary covers the beginnings of his rise to wealth and influence in Restoration England. It is praised not just as a priceless historical document but for a range of character, anecdote and detail that is Dickensian in scope, and just as readable.

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