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"Blessed be God, at the end of the last year I was in very good health, without any sense of my old pain, but upon taking of cold."

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Samuel Pepys (23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an administrator of the navy of England and Member of Parliament.

The detailed private diary that Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War, and the Great Fire of London.
Pepys recorded his daily life for almost ten years. Pepys has been called the greatest diarist of all time due to his frankness in writing concerning his own weaknesses and the accuracy with which he records events of daily British life and major events in the 17th century. Pepys wrote about the contemporary court and theater, his household, and major political and social occurrences.

Historians have been using his diary to gain greater insight and understanding of life in London in the 17th century. Pepys wrote consistently on subjects such as personal finances, the time he got up in the morning, the weather, and what he ate. He talked at length about his new watch which he was very proud of (and which had an alarm, a new thing at the time), a country visitor who did not enjoy his time in London because he felt that it was too crowded, and his cat waking him up at one in the morning. Pepys's diary is one of the only known sources which provides such length in details of everyday life of an upper-middle-class man during the seventeenth century. His diary reveals his jealousies, insecurities, trivial concerns, and his fractious relationship with his wife. It has been an important account of London in the 1660s.

Aside from day-to-day activities, Pepys also commented on the significant and turbulent events of his nation. England was in disarray when he began writing his diary. Oliver Cromwell had died just a few years before, creating a period of civil unrest and a large power vacuum to be filled. Pepys had been a strong supporter of Cromwell, but he converted to the Royalist cause upon the Protector’s death. He was on the ship that brought Charles II home to England. He gave a firsthand account of events, such as the coronation of King Charles II and the Restoration of the British Monarchy to the throne, the Anglo-Dutch war, the Great Plague, and the Great Fire of London.

100 editions First published in 1880

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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1660 N.S.
June 12, 2006, IndyPublish
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1665 N.s.
June 30, 2006, IndyPublish.com
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys
November 3, 2006, Hard Press
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1663 N.S.
May 2005, IndyPublish.com
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1662 N.s.
May 30, 2005, IndyPublish.com
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The Diary Of Samuel Pepys: 1664 N.s.
August 12, 2004, IndyPublish.com
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Diary of Samuel Pepys
October 11, 2004, Hodder & Stoughton Audio Books
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The Diary Of Samuel Pepys: 1667 N.s.
August 9, 2004, IndyPublish.com
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Diary of Samuel Pepys
October 11, 2004, Hodder & Stoughton Audio Books
Audio CD
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The Diary Of Samuel Pepys: 1666 N.s.
August 9, 2004, IndyPublish.com
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Diary of Samuel Pepys: selected passages
2004, Dover Publications
in English
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Diary of Samuel Pepys
October 11, 2004, Hodder & Stoughton Audio Books
Audio CD
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The Diary Of Samuel Pepys: 1662 N.s.
February 23, 2004, IndyPublish.com
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The Diary Of Samuel Pepys: 1668 N.s.
August 9, 2004, IndyPublish.com
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1662 N.S
January 2003, IndyPublish.com
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The diary of Samuel Pepys
2001, Modern Library
in English - Modern Library ed.
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1660 (Diary of Samuel Pepys, Vol 1)
December 1995, Harpercollins
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1667 (Diary of Samuel Pepys, Vol 8)
December 1995, Harpercollins
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1668-1669 (Diary of Samuel Pepys, Vol 9)
December 1995, Harpercollins
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1661 (Diary of Samuel Pepys, Vol 2)
December 1995, Harpercollins
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1663 (Diary of Samuel Pepys, Vol 4)
December 1995, Harpercollins
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1665 (Diary of Samuel Pepys, Vol 6)
December 1995, Harpercollins
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Companion (Diary of Samuel Pepys, Vol 10)
December 1995, Harpercollins
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1666 (Diary of Samuel Pepys, Vol 7)
December 1995, Harpercollins
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1662 (Diary of Samuel Pepys, Vol 3)
December 1995, Harpercollins
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: 1664 (Diary of Samuel Pepys, Vol 5)
December 1995, Harpercollins
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys
August 4, 1994, Hodder & Stoughton Audio Books
Audio Cassette - Abridged Ed edition
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys
November 17, 1994, Hodder & Stoughton Audio Books
Audio Cassette - Abridged Ed edition
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys
October 20, 1994, Hodder & Stoughton Audio Books
Audio Cassette - Abridged Ed edition
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Diary.
1988, Marshall Cavendish
in English
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The Illustrated Pepys: extracts from the diary
1979, Book Club Associates
in English
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The Illustrated Pepys: extracts from the diary
1978, Book Club Associates
in English
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The diary of Samuel Pepys
1970, University of California Press
in English
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The diary of Samuel Pepys.
1970, University of California Press
in English
Cover of: Pepys on the Restoration stage
Pepys on the Restoration stage
1964, B. Blom
in English
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Pepys on the Restoration stage
1964, B. Blom
in English
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Diary.: Edited by J.P. Kenyon.
1963, Batsford
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Diary.
1963, Dent
in English - Edited [from Mynors Bright] with an introd. by John Warrington.
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Diary of Samuel Pepys: Selections
June 1960, Peter Smith Publisher Inc
Hardcover in English
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume 2 (Everyman's Library)
October 1, 1953, Dutton Adult
in English
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume 1 (Everyman's Library)
October 1, 1953, Dutton Adult
Hardcover in English
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The diary of Samuel Pepys.
1953, Dent, Dutton
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The diary of Samuel Pepys.
1953, Dent, Dutton
in English
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume 3 (Everyman's Library)
October 1, 1953, Dutton Adult
Hardcover in English
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The diary of Samuel Pepys
1947, Macmillan
in English
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The diary of Samuel Pepys
1942, Limited Editions Club
in English
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Diary of Samuel Pepys
1937, J.M. Dent
in English
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Diary of Samuel Pepys
1924, J.M. Dent and Sons, E.P. Dutton
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1924, G. Bell, Harcourt, Brace
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Diary of Samuel Pepys
1924, Dent
in English
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Diary of Samuel Pepys
1924, Dent
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Diary of Samuel Pepys
1924, J.M. Dent and Sons, E.P. Dutton
in English
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Pepys on the Restoration Stage
June 1916, Ayer Co Pub
Paperback
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Pepys on the restoration stage
1916, Yale university press;[etc., etc.]
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Pepys on the restoration stage
1916, Yale University Press
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Pepys on the Restoration stage
1916, Benjamin Blom
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Pepys on the restoration stage
1916, Yale university press;[etc., etc.]
in English
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Pepys on the restoration stage
1916, Yale university press
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Diary of Samuel Pepys.
1908, J.M. Dent & co., E.P. Dutton & co.
in English
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1906, J.M. Dent & sons, ltd., E.P. Dutton & co., inc.
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The diary of Samuel Pepys
1905, Bell & sons
in English
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Diary of Samuel Pepys
1905, Macmillan
in English - Globe ed.
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The diary of Samuel Pepys
1905, Macmillan
in English
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Diary of Samuel Pepys
1904, Bell
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1893, G. Bell and sons
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The diary of Samuel Pepys
1893, Bell
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1893, G. Bell and sons
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The diary of Samuel Pepys
1893, G. Bell
in English
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The diary of Samuel Pepys
1892, F.A. Niccolls
in English
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Cover of: Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.
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