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Samuel Pepys and his Books: Reading, Newsgathering, and Sociability, 1660-1703

Kate Loveman


Samuel Pepys was a great collector of books, news, and gossip. This book 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 ... More

Keywords: Pepys, reader, news, seventeenth century, Restoration, manuscript, print

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198732686
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732686.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Loveman, author
Senior Lecturer in English Literature 1600-1789, University of Leicester