Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Samuel Pepys

Other English commentators, attached to the consensus viewpoint, have read Pepys’s bourgeois sensibility as meaning that he was at heart really a puritan; others again have tried to present him as a Whig trapped in the royalist camp. For the most part, however, these mental gymnastics do not convince, and the unavoidable fact that the great diarist was a supporter of the Stuarts and a Jabobite has led to his relative marginalisation. --Maurice Earls , History Is To Blame, Dublin Review of Books, September 25, 2008, review of The Plot Against Samuel Pepys, by James and Ben Long, The Diaries of Samuel Pepys: a Selection, Robert Latham (ed), and The Glorious Revolution: 1688: Britain’s Fight for Liberty, by Edward Vallance

An Entrancing Ego: Samuel Pepys, by Clara Claiborne Park, Hudson Review, Summer 2004

A Seventeenth-century Modern: Samuel Pepys did not, in fact, tell us everything, by Philip Hensher, The Atlantic Monthly, November 2002

Samuel Pepys: The Man Behind the Diaries, by Charles McGrath, New York Times, December 29, 2002

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