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The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys
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Aug 06, 11

Read from July 24 to August 06, 2011

Once you become accustomed to the antique style, this becomes fascinating. I read the one year version but will seek out the rest. He was a randy ole fella, and, considering that he wrote this diary while holding down a big government job, maintaining an active social life, going to plays every night, he surely can be considered an early prototype of the Type A personality. Also fascinating is his account of his marriage. He married when he was around 20, and his bride was 14. Lots of infidelity, but she kept taking him back.
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