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The Resource Samuel Pepys and his books : reading, newsgathering, and sociability, 1660-1703, Kate Loveman

Samuel Pepys and his books : reading, newsgathering, and sociability, 1660-1703, Kate Loveman

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Samuel Pepys and his books : reading, newsgathering, and sociability, 1660-1703
Title
Samuel Pepys and his books
Title remainder
reading, newsgathering, and sociability, 1660-1703
Statement of responsibility
Kate Loveman
Title variation
Samuel Pepys & his books
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 'Multitude of books' : patterns of reading in Peyps's diary -- Books, education, and self-advancement -- Pepys and news networks in Restoration London -- Reading history in the Restoration -- 'Books of pleasure' : plays, romances, and novels -- Buying books in Restoration London -- Books, manuscripts, gifts : scholarly and international networks -- 'Notes from discourses touching relition' : religious and scientific enquiry -- Libraries and closets : the uses of a book collection
  • Samuel Pepys was a great collector of books, news, and gossip. This study uses his surviving papers to examine reading practices, collecting, and the exchange of information in the late seventeenth century. Offering the first extensive history of reading during the Restoration, it traces developments in the book trade and news transmission at a time when England was the scene of dramatic political and religious upheavals. The investigation goes beyond Pepys's famous diary of the 1660s, employing a variety of sources to explore the role that reading played in Pepys's life and in the lives of his contemporaries. It begins by examining what it meant to be a reader in Restoration London: the skills, the people, and the places involved. Pepys's wide-ranging interests serve as starting points for considering news exchange and the reception of major literary genres in the Restoration. Particular attention is given to conduct books, histories, religious works, and recreational reading (romances, drama, and novels). The appeal that these works held for readers was not always what we might expect -or, indeed, what the authors and publishers had expected. Additional chapters explore the social interactions surrounding information gathering: the ways people acquired oral and written news in London; the experience of book-buying; and the acquisition of manuscript and print through social networks. Analysed alongside other records, Pepys's papers provide unrivalled insights into literary and cultural developments in the second half of the seventeenth century.--
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individual biography
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Loveman, Kate
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Pepys, Samuel
  • Books and reading
  • English literature
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Samuel Pepys and his books : reading, newsgathering, and sociability, 1660-1703, Kate Loveman
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Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17803275
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 308 pages
Isbn
9780198732686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)913793161
Label
Samuel Pepys and his books : reading, newsgathering, and sociability, 1660-1703, Kate Loveman
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17803275
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 308 pages
Isbn
9780198732686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)913793161

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