The Diary of a Nobody, by George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith; 4th This fictitious diary details fifteen months in the life of Mr. Charles Pooter. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Diary of a Nobody is a comic masterpiece which has been hugely influential since its first publication in This edition features Weedon Grossmith’s.

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Much easier and more pleasant to read than something by Dickens, and leaves out the mundane nobory with which most writers of the Victorian age felt compelled to saturate their writing.

The diary is written by Mr Pooter, a senior bank clerk who wor This reminded me of Three Nobodg in a Boat in that I don’t feel that some great moments add up to a great book. Pooter’s worries about his son Lupin’s future could be seen as a reflection of a greater concern about security and expectations for the middle-class workers and their families if the rigidity of the old-fashioned methods gives way, while Lupin’s attitudes point up the impatience of the rising generation with the adherence to outmoded ideas and practices.

Set in the late Victorian era, the diary accurately documents the manners, customs, trends and experiences of the time. Who can still laugh at it silently? Perkupp is so grateful to Pooter for this introduction that he buys up the freehold of “The Laurels” and presents the deeds to Pooter. He tries to attract attention by pirouetting on the coffee table, but at his age the best he can manage is a forward roll on the settee.

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The Punch serialisation attracted little critical comment; The Athenaeum ‘ s literary critic thought the series “may have escaped unnoticed amid better jokes”. It was a great favourite of his parents— Arthur Waugh used to read passages aloud to his family, [28] and Evelyn’s biographer Selena Hastings has drawn attention to the distinctly Pooterish elements in the Waugh household.


I’d thought somehow it would be depressing the title sounded melancholy to mebut the point turns out to be poking fun at someone who is completely average, to whit, the middle class or is it lower middle class?

Retrieved 11 June Wilsonwho wrote in his study of the Victorian era: Pooter is snobbishly upset to be greeted familiarly by his local ironmonger, even more so when this tradesman appears to be on social terms with some of the more important guests.

This book reminded me of them – which is not completely surprising given it was first published in Punch. The edition proved immediately popular with the reading public, and was followed by numerous reprintings.

The Diary of a Nobody

In the works of writers such as George GissingH. This is the hysterically funny account of Mr.

As it is, he simply writes down the minute by minute of his event-less life. Please sign in and confirm your date of birth in your profile so we can verify your eligibility. Wikipedia — George Grossmith. I regard any bedroom I occupy as unfurnished without a copy of it”.

He continued his career on the stage with considerable success untilmaking his name playing roles he described as “cowards, cads and snobs”, and as browbeaten small men under the thumb of authority. Lilly bean – March 1, Subject: As much as I shun other social media, If satisfies that wish to share in my world, ciary I would be beyond hypocritical if I made fun of the human need of the boring, boasting Everyman in the diary.

Mar 30, Ivy H rated it it was ok Shelves: First, he creat George Grossmith was an English comedian, writer, composer, actor, and singer. The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith. Jun 02, FoodxHugs rated it really liked it Shelves: I was VERY surprised!


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I also like the georeg The Pooters receive an invitation to a ball given by the East Acton Rifle Brigade, which they imagine will be a glittering occasion. All throughout the book, Pooter attempts to be funny making puns, and while they are occasionally cute, the best part is Pooter’s reaction to these puns, laughing outrageously at himself and thinking himself so clever. Dairy not exactly, this is a satire on being ordinary.

I hope Diary Of A Nobody is in safe hands”. You might object that Jerome and Wodehouse did grosamith well in the same literary department and that this Nobody does not deserve to share their fame.

And yet you can’t help but like him as he strives to retain his dignity, grace, and composure in the face of life’s small yet annoying trials. I enjoyed the deadpan humor, and my enjoyment was enhanced by the splendid narration of the book by Martin Clifton. Pooter, a senior bank clerk in the City renting a home in the London suburb of Holloway, encapsulates Victorian respectability, snobbery, and pretensions. Well, what can I say? grossmmith

If he had a blog, he would count the likes and share “the joke of the day” with all his acquaintances. The Diary of a Nobody. It sported laid-back and believable everyday humour with not so readily apparent existential undercurrents.