The Diary of Samuel Pepys

  • by Samuel Pepys
  • Narrated by Leighton Pugh
  • 37 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Diary of Samuel Pepys is one of the most entertaining documents in English history. Written between 1660 and 1669, as Pepys was establishing himself as a key administrator in the naval office, it is an intimate portrait of life in seventeenth-century England, covering his professional and personal activities, including, famously, his love of music, theatre, food, and wine and his peccadilloes. This Naxos AudioBooks production is the world premiere recording of the diary in its entirety. It has been divided into three volumes. Volume II covers some of the most famous passages in the diary. Pepys was there, in London, during the terrible plague of 1665. And he was there during the Great Fire of London the following year, playing an active role in the actual event and the aftermath.
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2nd time of reading!

I have become so attached to this vain, selfish but so clever, erudite and charming man.....the stories delight me and I fall asleep to the dulcet tones of the orator.....don't want it to end. What an insight to the private lives and times of London people in the 1600s......and what a naughty boy....didn't read those bits out at school!
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- lady-yeah

Fascinating listening, language a problem

Enjoyed the book but somewhat spoiled by the lack of translation in foreign language sections.
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- Paul J Day

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-02-2015
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks