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Particular Friends - The Correspondence of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn (Paperback, New edition) Loot Price: R425
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Particular Friends - The Correspondence of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn (Paperback, New edition): Samuel Pepys, John Evelyn
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Particular Friends - The Correspondence of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn (Paperback, New edition)

Samuel Pepys, John Evelyn; Volume editing by Guy De La Bedoyere

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Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, the diarist and author, never confided in each other about their respective journals, but they did become friends - at least in correspondence. Here for the first time is their complete exchange of letters, from the 1660s when both were mainly concerned with the war against the Dutch, through to the 1700s when they had grown old and wrote mainly about age, infirmity and the end of life. No one interested in either character, or indeed in the period, can afford to ignore such a remarkable private correspondence. (Kirkus UK)
Pepys and Evelyn first came to know each other during the Second Dutch War (1664-7). As the plague raged in the London they loved, they were both preoccupied with the business of casualties from the war, Pepys as Clerk of the Acts, and Evelyn as a Commissioner for Sick and Wounded Seamen and Prisoners of War. Nearly forty years later they were still corresponding, exchanging details of remedies for the afflictions of old age. Their friendship, and their relations with others, as recorded in their famous diaries and letters, provide an exceptional opportunity to witness life at the heart of Restoration England. This book includes every letter which could be located (some of which have been lost for more than a hundred years), and the complete text of each has been newly transcribed and fully annotated. Evelyn and Pepys are revealed in fresh dimensions as many details of their lives and frendship emerge which go unmentioned, or are barely alluded to, in the diaries. GUY DE LA BEDOYERE, historian, archaeologist and broadcaster, has also published an edition of Evelyn's Diary and a collection of pieces by Evelyn, The Writings of John Evelyn.

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Imprint: The Boydell Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 1998
Authors: Samuel Pepys • John Evelyn
Volume editors: Guy De La Bedoyere
Dimensions: 234 x 153mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 354
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-85115-697-2
Barcode: 9780851156972
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LSN: 0-85115-697-5

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