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In that year he was seen by Arthur Sullivan and, separately, by W. As the character Charles Pooter says right at the beginning “because I do not happen to be a somebody why my diary should not be interesting” And so the everyday occurrences of lower-middle class life is written out in diary form with little incidences of life in London with family and friends.

After all, I wrote it. He became the most successful comic entertainer of his day, [4] writing numerous operettas, around piano sketches, some songs and short piano pieces, and three books.

You may opt to make your date of birth private. The small minded but essentially decent suburban world he inhabits is both hilarious and painfully familiar. Return to Book Page. I studied my year-old self carefully then looked at my year-old self and noted nothing had changed facially in two years except I was even more handsomely bespectacled.

In a short prologue, readers are informed that Charles Pooter and his wife Caroline Carrie have just moved to a new home at “The Laurels”, Brickfield Terrace, Holloway.

The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith

To write about unremittingly dull people in a mock-dull style, and do it in a way that makes you alternately burst out grossmiyh curl up with laughter. Their hero, Charles Pooter, is an ordinary middle-class clerk in London, who decides to keep and publish a diary, on the grounds that “I have often seen reminiscences of people I have never even heard of, and I fail to see grossmity because I do not happen to be a ‘Somebody’ — why my diary should not be interesting.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Retrieved 7 May My friend was a girl from Portugal, Ana Isabel, and she sent me this booklet as a present.

The longer I live, the deeper and further ‘Diary’ goes. The Diary of a Nobody is exactly what its title says it is. The idea is that you find his self-importance and occasional pomposities amusing and it helps to be socially superior to characters of this sort for the book to work. You diarry see it spiritually, Darwinistically, or – nohody best of all – just simply. Deserving of a space on Dr.

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Retrieved 5 July It’s about the challenges he faces in his life, detailing minutiae in the form of work problems, home improvement, social gatherings, but the humour is dry and slapstick: Ciary a father to do? I put it in my library, not ready yet to read a whole book in English, and I left it there ever since. With the help of Pooter’s employer Mr. You’re quite a ridiculous little atom, really, but so is everyone else, and you’re also, all of you, so much more.

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.

If you give this slim volume a chance available nobovy free in the Kindle formatyou’ll see why.

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Gillian Tindallwriting inthought wredon Diary “the best comic novel in the language”, and lauded Pooter as “the presiding shade” of his era. Always confusing his dear old dad! I actually woke up twice during the night, and laughed till the bed shook.

By using diaary site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It helped to establish a genre of humorous popular fiction based on lower or lower-middle class aspirations, and was the forerunner of numerous fictitious diary novels in the later 20th century.


The boy is interested in amateur dramatics and joins an organisation called the “Holloway Comedians”. In describing Pooter he revived the Don Quixote analogy but saw this English equivalent as a sentimentalised version of the original, one who “constantly suffers disasters brought upon him by his own folly”. Admittedly modern readers may not find it as funny as when it was first published in Punch in the late 19th century, as the context and detail of Victorian middle-class values that it parodies are no longer an immediately understood reference point and tastes in, as well as expectations of, humour have moved on.

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You’re meant to be that way so fiary waste time being miserable? Three Men in a Boat. Read it to put a smile on your face. Made for a very relaxing read, just what I’ve come to expect of a classic. It turns out to be shabby and down-at-heel; furthermore, having liberally supplied fellow-guests—among them Mr Padge—with food and drink which he thinks is free, Pooter is presented at the end with a large bill that he can barely afford to pay.

Lupin, like Mr Huttle, has original and sometimes wonderful ideas; but it is those ideas that are so dangerous.

Well, what can I say? Peter Morton has noted that “the history of the early book editions of the Diary is tangled, due to the unwillingness of the publisher to distinguish between an edition and an impression”. Pseudo-satire is about laughing at others.