Pepys and His Contemporaries : A Pocketbook Guide to Diarist Samuel Pepys and His Era

Author(s): Richard Ollard

Biography / Memoir

Samuel Pepys's Diary stands with Shakespeare and the King James Bible as an indisputable treasure of English literature. As a picture of England, and especially of London, in the age of King Charles II, of Wren and Newton and Nell Gwyn, of the Plague and the Great Fire, it is a rare and honest report that charts the key events of the day. In this book, Richard Ollard introduces the man himself, his friends and acquaintances - including Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, Charles II and John Evelyn - who Pepys wrote about with such humour and abandon. Illustrated with painted portraits, busts, engravings, and an extract from the Diary in Pepys's original shorthand, this is a highly visual book that charts those men and women who surrounded Pepys.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781855145856
  • : National Portrait Gallery Publications
  • : National Portrait Gallery Publications
  • : April 2016
  • : 0.50000mm X 5.50000mm X 7.75000mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 809
  • : 120
  • : 40 colour illustrations
  • : Richard Ollard