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Great Diaries

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PUBLISHED: 3rd September 2020
ISBN: 9780241412947
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  • Hardcover
    $52.81
PUBLISHED: 3rd September 2020
ISBN: 9780241412947

Publisher Description

Travel back in time and witness both everyday life and great moments in history in this fascinating compilation of diaries through the ages.

Great Diaries traces the history of the diary in all its forms, from ancient times to the present day. It brings together historical and literary diaries, artists' sketchbooks, explorers' journals, and scientists' notebooks. Discover what is was life to build a pyramid, sail the seas with Magellan, travel into the heart of Africa, or serve on the Western Front. Find out how writers and artists planned their masterpieces and how scientists developed their groundbreaking theories.

Great Diaries explores the world's greatest diaries and notebooks, including those of Samuel Pepys, Charles Darwin, Virginia Woolf, and Anne Frank. Stunning images of the original diaries and journals are complemented by key extracts and close-ups of important details. Feature boxes provide additional biographical information and set the works in their cultural and historical context.

Essential reading for everyone who is passionate about history and literature, Great Diaries provides an intimate insight into the lives and thoughts of some of the most interesting people of the last two thousand years.

Author Biography

Professor Kate Williams is an author, historian, and broadcaster. She has written five history books, including England's Mistress and Rival Queens , and four historical novels. She is a regular on television and radio, presenting her own shows including The Stuarts, Inside Versailles and Restoration Home , and discussing social history, royal history, and politics and culture on shows such as Newsnight . CNN's royal historian, she is Professor of History at the University of Reading and gives lectures across the world.

Product Details

Author
Dk
Pages
256
Publisher
Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Year
2020
ISBN-10
0241412943
ISBN-13
9780241412947
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2020-09-03
Subtitle
The world's greatest diaries, notebooks, and letters revealed
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Short Title
Great Diaries
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade
UK Release Date
2020-09-03
AU Release Date
2020-09-03
NZ Release Date
2020-09-03