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Remarkable diaries : The world's greatest diaries, journals, notebooks, and letters / foreword [by] Professor Kate Williams ; contributors: R.G. Grant, Andrew Humphreys, Esther Ripley, and Iain Zaczek ; senior editor, Angela Wilkes.

Grant, R. G. (contributor, author.). Humphreys, Andrew, 1965- contributor. (Added Author). Ripley, Esther, contributor. (Added Author). Zaczek, Iain, contributor. (Added Author). Williams, Kate, (foreword.).

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 3 total copies.

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Morgan Co PL - Monrovia Branch 808.883 GRA (Text) 78551000548345 Non-Fiction Available -
North Madison Co PL - Elwood PL 808.883 REM (Text) 30419101528216 New Non-Fiction Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 809.983 REM (Text) 78731000521510 New NF Checked out 10/02/2021
  In Honor of: Steve Moberly

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780744020434
  • ISBN: 0744020433
  • Physical Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, color map ; 31 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Dorling Kindersley (DK) Publishing, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Before 1500 -- In the Age of the Pharaohs -- Letters from Imperial Rome -- Travels in China -- A Tale of Court Life -- A Godly Life -- A Citizen's View -- Notebooks of a Genius -- Directory -- 1500-1700 -- Magellan's Voyage -- A Testament of War -- A Soldier's Tale -- A Pilgrim's Journal -- Intro the Unknown -- Adventures at Sea -- A Private Eye -- The Kangxi Emperor's Diary -- Letters of a Devoted Mother -- A Poet's Journey -- At the Court of the Sun King -- Directory -- 1700-1800 -- A Journey to Lapland -- Life in Pondicherry -- Recording a Revolution -- Adventures in London -- The Voyages of Captain Cook -- The Italian Notebook -- The Kingdom of Bone -- A Musical Catalogue -- A Poet's Discovery of Italy -- Life in the Colonies -- Into South America -- Directory -- 1800-1860 -- The Grasmere Journals -- A Route to the Pacific -- Gentleman Jack -- Diary of a Slave -- A Voyage Around the World -- An Artist's Journal -- A Writer in Crisis -- The Voyage of the Beagle -- A Royal Life -- Existential Journals -- A Victorian Sage -- The Roe Head Journal -- The Chronicler of Nature -- A Musical Marriage -- A Lifetime's Thoughts -- In the Amazon -- Literary Gossip in Paris -- Directory -- 1860-1900 -- A Dixie Diary -- Into the Wilderness -- A View from the Vicarage -- An Artist's Letters -- The Manuscript of Reus -- The Work of a Social Reformer -- A Whaling Diary -- Learning to Write -- An Inventor on Vacation -- A Social Observer -- Noa Noa -- On Devil's Island -- A Nomad in the Sahara -- Radioactive Notebooks -- Directory -- 1900-1940 -- Writing for Herself -- Taking a Line for a Walk -- A Crusader for Social Justice -- A Fatal Expedition -- Loneliness and Angst -- The Red Book -- A Conscript in the Great War -- A Poet in the Trenches -- The Voice of Catalonia -- Finding Tutankhamun -- In Emotional Turmoil -- Notes on Hard Times -- The Impossibility of Being -- Directory -- 1940-Present -- The Diary of a Young Girl -- Exploring the Inner Self -- Surviving Hiroshima -- A Troubled Genius -- Life in a Favela -- The Bolivian Diary -- A Maverick's Notes -- Directory -- Index -- Acknowledgments.
Summary, etc.:
"This unprecedented literary exploration traces the compelling history of the diary from ancient times to the present. Discover what it was like to build a pyramid, sail the seas with Magellan, travel deep 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. Arranged chronologically, Remarkable Diaries takes you into the pages of the world's greatest diaries, journals, notebooks, and letters, including those of Samuel Pepys, Henry David Thoreau, the Goncourt brothers, Virginia Woolf, and Anne Frank. Stunning reproductions of the original notebooks and manuscripts are complemented by extracts and quotations, and illustrated features set the diaries in their cultural and historical context. Essential reading for anyone who is passionate about history and literature, Remarkable Diaries provides a fascinating insight into the everyday lives, thoughts, and feelings of men and women through the centuries" --provided by publisher.
Subject: Diaries.
Diaries > History and criticism.Notebooks.
Letters > History and criticism.
Notebooks > History and criticism.

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