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A Week in Literary History

February 23rd, 2002

English diarist Samuel Pepys is born in London in 1633.

Samuel Pepys, b. February 23, 1633, d. 1703

pepyscolor2.jpgThe famous Diary has been ransacked by historians for information on late seventeenth-century events in London, including eyewitness accounts of the Great Plague of London, and Second Dutch War, and the Great Fire of London. It claims its place in literature for the liveliness and frankness of the writing, in which the diarist emerges as a fully-formed character, brimming with his period’s enthusiasms.

Suggested Reading Diary, 1660-1669, first published in the nineteenth century.

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