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Title Remarkable diaries : the world's greatest diaries, journals, notebooks, and letters / foreword, Professor Kate Williams ; contributors, R.G. Grant, Andrew Humphreys, Esther Ripley, and Iain Zaczek.

Publication Info. New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - Adult Department  808.983 REMARKABLE    In Transit
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  809.983 REM    In Transit
Edition First American edition.
Description 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction -- Chapter 1. Before 1500 -- In the Age of Pharaohs: Merer -- Letters from Imperial Rome: Pliny the Younger -- Travels in China: Ennin -- A Tale of Court Life: Murasaki Shikibu -- A Godly Life: Margery Kempe -- A Citizen's View: Luca Landucci -- Notebooks of a Genius: Leonardo da Vinci -- Directory -- Chapter 2. 1500-1700 -- Magellan's Voyage: Antonio Pigafetta -- A Testament of War: Yi Sun-shin -- A Soldier's Tale: Peter Hagendorf -- A Pilgrim's Journal: William Bradford -- Into the Unknown: Abel Janszoon Tasman -- Adventures at Sea: Edward Barlow -- A Private Eye: Samuel Pepys -- The Kangxi Emperor's Diary: Various scribes -- Letters of a Devoted Mother: Madame de Sévigné -- A Poet's Journey: Matsuo Bashō -- At the Court of the Sun King: Duc de Saint-Simon -- Directory -- Chapter 3. 1700-1800 -- A Journey to Lapland: Carl Linnaeus -- Life in Pondicherry: Ananda Ranga Pillai -- Recording a Revolution: Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker -- Adventures in London: James Boswell -- The Voyages of Captain Cook: James Cook -- The Italian Notebook: Francisco José de Goya -- The Kingdom of Bone: Sultan Ahmad al-Salih -- A Musical Catalogue: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- A Poet's Discovery of Italy: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe -- Life in the Colonies: Ralph Clark -- Into South America: Alexander von Humboldt -- Directory -- Chapter 4. 1800-1860 -- The Grasmere Journals: Dorothy Wordsworth -- A Route to the Pacific: Lewis and Clark -- Gentleman Jack: Anne Lister -- Diary of a Slave: Michael Shiner -- A Voyage Around the World: Rose de Saulces de Freycinet -- An Artist's Journal: Eugène Delacroix -- A Writer in Crisis: Sir Walter Scott -- The Voyage of the Beagle: Charles Darwin -- A Royal Life: Queen Victoria -- Existential Journals: Søren Kierkegaard -- A Victorian Sage: John Ruskin -- The Roe Head Journal: Charlotte Brontë -- The Chronicler of Nature: Henry David Thoreau -- A Musical Marriage: Robert and Clara Schumann -- A Lifetime's Thoughts: Leo Tolstoy -- In the Amazon: Henry Bates -- Literary Gossip in Paris: The Goncourt brothers -- Directory
Chapter 5. 1860-1900 -- A Dixie Diary: Mary Chesnut -- Into the Wilderness: John Muir -- A View from the Vicarage: Francis Kilvert -- An Artist's Letters: Vincent van Gogh -- The Manuscript of Reus: Antoni Gaudí -- The Work of a Social Reformer: Beatrice Webb -- A Whaling Diary: Arthur Conan Doyle -- Learning to Write: Beatrix Potter -- An Inventor on Vacation: Thomas Alva Edison -- A Social Observer: Jules Renard -- Noa Noa: Paul Gauguin -- On Devil's Island: Alfred Dreyfus -- A Nomad in the Sahara: Isabelle Eberhardt -- Radioactive Notebooks: Marie Curie -- Directory -- Chapter 6. 1900-1940 -- Writing for Herself: Virginia Woolf -- Taking a Line for a Walk: Paul Klee -- A Crusader for Social Justice: Käthe Kollwitz -- A Fatal Expedition: Robert Falcon Scott -- Loneliness and Angst: Franz Kafka -- The Red Book: Carl Gustav Jung -- A Conscript in the Great War: Louis Barthas -- A Poet in the Trenches: Siegfried Sassoon -- The Voice of Catalonia: Josep Pla -- Finding Tutankhamun: Howard Carter -- In Emotional Turmoil: Anaïs Nin -- Notes on Hard Times: George Orwell -- The Impossibility of Being: Albert Camus -- Directory -- Chapter 7. 1940-present -- The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank -- Exploring the Inner Self: Frida Kahlo -- Surviving Hiroshima: Michihiko Hachiya -- A Troubled Genius: Sylvia Plath -- Life in a Favela: Carolina Maria de Jesus -- The Bolivian Diary: Ernesto "Che" Guevara -- A Maverick's Notes: Derek Jarman -- Directory.
Summary Arranged chronologically, this book traces the compelling history of the diary, from ancient times to the present. You'll go inside the pages of the world's greatest diaries, journals, notebooks, and letters. Discover what it was like to build a pyramid, 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. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Diaries -- History and criticism.
Diarists -- History.
Diarists. (OCoLC)fst00892681
Diaries. (OCoLC)fst00892657
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Creative nonfiction. (OCoLC)fst01919909
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Creative nonfiction.
Added Author Williams, Kate, 1974- writer of foreword.
Grant, R. G., contributor.
Humphreys, Andrew, 1970- contributor.
Ripley, Esther, contributor.
Zaczek, Iain, contributor.
ISBN 9780744020434 (hardcover)
0744020433 (hardcover)
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