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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Pooter is summoned to meet Hardfur Huttle, who offers Perkupps a new client to replace Mr Crowbillion.

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I grinned at Pooter’s self-important absurdity along with his friends and knavish son, Lupin, but in a manner suggesting that Pooter and his unconscious gaffes are refreshing and even lovable. The reader was perfect. 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. May 30, Cecily rated it did not like it Shelves: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Charles Pooter is constantly throwing out gags and half-arsed one-liners to people. To ask other readers questions about The Diary of a Nobodyplease sign up.

Retrieved 2 January The Diary of a Nobody is an English comic novel written by the brothers George and Weedon Grossmithwith illustrations by hobody latter.


I fear the humour is sometimes outdated, relying too much on repetition but most of the times it is genuinly funny. Stef – September 23, Subject: Pooter is half-pleased, half-concerned when he notes that his son Lupin has some of the same traits as the progressive Huttle: Unsurprisingly, their attempts backfire and only make them look more ridiculous in the eyes of their acquaintances.

After the First World War the book’s popularity continued to grow; regular reprintings and new editions ensured that thereafter the book was never out of print. Quotes from The Diary of a No The Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies. Victorian society, social class and self-importance are just some of the themes explored in these humorous, yet strikingly familiar everyday situations.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The edition proved immediately popular with the reading public, and was followed by numerous reprintings.

The Diary of a Nobody

Some of his comic songs endure today, including “See Me Dance the Polka”. Grossmith is best remembered for two aspects of his career. They make men extremely rich or extremely poor. And, all throughout the book, I envisioned the narrator’s voice as that of a stuffy, English person grossmitth making it that much more enjoyable.

October – Diary of a Nobody 6 17 Oct 23, PaperbackOxford World’s Classicspages. You might object that Jerome and Wodehouse did rather well in the same literary department and that this Nobody does not deserve to share their fame. April begins with another social disaster. Birrell wrote that he ranked Charles Pooter alongside Don Quixote as a comic literary figure, and added a note of personal pride that one of the characters in bh book—”an illiterate charwoman, it is true”—carried his name.


BBC Radio 4 sound radio has broadcast several dramatisations of the Diary. Priestleywas extolling it as an exemplar of English humour ; Jerome K. What are kids coming to these – those – days?

I hope Diary Of A Nobody is in safe hands”.

The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith

Pooter shared his experiences and pitfalls with common home improvement projects. Wodehouse might have been particularly good when it came to depict funny vignettes and unforgettable characters, but what Charles Pooter gave to the Anglo-Saxon readers is much more: Noboey funny nothingness, an excellent nothingness for a weekend of light reading.

This is definitely a book of its time. First of all, humans have always had the need to be “seen” and “heard” by others, to distinguish themselves from the crowd and to stick out. They seemed an odd incomprehensible thing to a child – although I knew they were meant to be funny.

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