Pepys's Diary Author:Samuel Pepys, J.P. Kenyon (Editor) Among the sources from which history is written are the Memoirs, Journals and Letters of those who were themselves witnesses of the events they describe; and among the most entertaining works of the past are these volumes which, however much gossip and scandal they may sometimes contain, are still of irreplaceable historic value. Very often, how... more »ever, they are out of print, excessively long, or forbiddingly expensive. This new illustrated paperback Series presents, in an edited form of manageable length, cheap illustrated editions of the great Histocial Memoirs.« less
Samuel Pepys's diaries are perhaps the most famous autobiographical materials in English literature. Covering the years 1660-1669, including first-hand accounts of the Great Plague and the London fires, this edition provides manageable, unforgettable reading.