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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Life in the Og household consists of busy interactions, endless renovations and mundane chores, giving the impression of an ordinary functioning family. This is definitely a book of its time.

The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith

The Diary of a Nobody”. This distinguished gentleman – which is to say Mr Charles Pooter – not only mastered his business in the City but knew very well how to draw the most exquisite portrait of a suburban life.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online ed. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works. May 30, Cecily rated it did not like it Shelves: Be the first dizry ask a question about The Diary of a Nobody.

Well, I regret I waited so much.

The Punch serialisation attracted little critical comment; The Athenaeum ‘ s literary critic thought the series “may have escaped unnoticed amid better jokes”. Christmas passes happily enough, despite a supper party which degenerates into a food fight instigated by Daisy.

A fleshy bone arrangement with organs will stand there and say: An unspectacular read, which leaves two reflections. What’s a father to do?

Please sign grosmith and confirm your date of birth in your profile so we can verify your eligibility. It sported laid-back and believable everyday humour with not so readily apparent existential undercurrents.


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I have often seen reminiscences of people I dlary never even heard of, and I fail to see – because Grossmitj do not happen to be a ‘Somebody’ – why my diary should not be interesting.

In June J. He might be a Nobody, but he surely pointed towards the future in a more realistic way than many other Victorian heroes. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

For none UKers the City of London is a separate legal entity located in central London where various financial institutions have their headquarters hide spoiler ] and records the trials and tribulations of his late Victorian life after moving into a new home. Mar 11, Willis rated it liked it.

And omgoodness, the boy does use slang far too much! As the couple celebrate, a letter arrives from Lupin announcing his engagement to “Lillie Girl”: When I was 12 years old our teacher of ESL registered us with a pen-pal service and we were randomly assigned the address of a kid more or less our age from another part of the world. His performing career spanned more than four decades.

During the past century, the fictitious diary has developed as an accepted means of comedic expression; the original has, says Morton, “been fertile ground which has germinated many seeds”. His wife is the English archetype, the long-suffering wife – but he adores her. Nonetheless, it is my strong belief that they are both mistaken in this respect.

This peculiar achievement is the diary of a Charles Pooter, a nobody to himself and others, who asserts his right to The Diary of a Nobody is so unobtrusive, modest, and natural a piece of work that missing it completely could be forgiven well, almost.


I had to look up some words, which perhaps I should have known, like, what’s a scraper?

The Diary of a Nobody

In cases such as these, writes Bailey, “disdain could change to admiration and national self-identification, as the Little Man For Mr Charles Pooter was first and foremost a diarist and a chronicler of his times in this respect quite capable to look at a master like Samuel Pepys eye to eyebut also one of the wittiest men around. This edition features Weedon Grossmith’s illustrations and an introduction which discusses the story’s social context. Despite being a century old, The Diary of a Grossmiith remains quite amusing and bu laugh-out-loud funny in parts — particularly in sections dealing with tradesmen or with Lupin’s impetuous business dealings or love affairs.

Pooter’s diary chronicles his daily routine, which includes small parties, minor embarrassments, home improvements, and his relationship with a troublesome son. Matthew’s book, says Green, is amusing, but the Grossmiths’ book is superior; it is “affecting as hy as comical, in a way that the Matthew pastiche is not”. Gilbert and Sullivan Discography. Apr 13, Jade Heslin rated it really liked it. Retrieved 11 June The diary of my everyday life would be very boring, and by most measure so georve Charles Pooter’s.