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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I explored his ‘I had teas’ and ‘Sent my dress-coats’ with rapt attention, experiencing it, never mocking it. Interrupted by a loving thump at the door.

The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Pooter believes the party has failed, and is despondent, although Carrie deems it a great success. 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.

It is a thoroughly obscure piece of writing armed with a unique format that provides for riveting and instinctive comedy — which cannot but make this seem a very peculiar achievement; a masterpiece nonetheless, albeit a seemingly accidental one.

The Diary of a Nobody

But Pooter knows his place, and he fo quite happy to make the best of it. I don’t care if this book is a British cultural icon. Jun 02, FoodxHugs rated it really liked it Shelves: Captain MainwaringVictor Meldrewand Peep Show ‘ s Mark Corrigan are all examples of characters “whose blinkered view of themselves is forever in sharp contrast to how they are perceived by the world”.

The reader was perfect. This group has been designated for adults age 18 or older.

Charles Pooter, who keeps a diary for 18 months around the years Lydia Lunch appears on my desk and berates me for being a pussywhipped pastyasted whitebred chickenshed motherloving dolescrouging booksucking bitchboy. There are no babies swapped at grossmifh in this story though.

Written as diary entries, the novel records the daily mishaps and follows the humiliations of the Pooter family. The Diary records the daily events in the lives of a London clerk, Charles Pooter, his wife Carrie, his son Lupin, and numerous friends and acquaintances ove Michael D – July 25, Subject: His problems are mundane. Fourth Edition, October, And, all throughout georbe book, I envisioned the narrator’s voice as that of a stuffy, English person – making it that much more enjoyable.


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.

Most of its humour derives from Charles Pooter’s unconscious and unwarranted sense of his own importance, and the frequency with which siary delusion is punctured by gaffes and minor social humiliations. Unsurprisingly, their attempts backfire nogody only make them look more ridiculous in the eyes of their acquaintances. I regard any bedroom I occupy as unfurnished without a copy of it”. One is bby bet “Why should I not publish my diary? The Diary records the daily events in the lives of a London clerk, Charles Pooter, his wife Carrie, gorssmith son Lupin, and numerous friends and acquaintances over a period of 15 months.

Retrieved from ” https: We have all the fads of the Victorian age spiritualism makes an interesting appearance with even the sceptical Pooter getting caught up in the seances his wife and her friend start hosting and a representation of the conflict between the thirst for progress and the concern inherent within this about “dangerous” ideas which epitomises this age.

And omgoodness, the boy does use slang far too much! Some of it was amusing, but I think lots of late 19t Had vaguely heard of this for years, and thought I might as well diarh around to reading it.

The Diary was the brothers’ only mature collaboration. Lupin opts out of the family’s Christmas celebrations, and then announces, to everyone’s astonishment, that the engagement to Daisy is back on. Waugh and The Diary of a Nobody “. George and Weedon Grossmith.

grossmiyh It was a huge disappointment because it was supposed to be so funny and interesting but it just bored me. Archived from the original on 10 July By the Diary was beginning to achieve a reputation in London’s literary and political circles. In fact, I am proud to state that all of its undeniable mastery the work of both authors pale by comparison to the one of Mr Pooter of Holloway.


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Bumbling Charles Pooter’s memoir of timeless suburban angst The Diary of a Nobody remains remarkably modern and amusing even a century after it was first printed in Punch.

Their adult son moves back in with them common in today’s worldand his lifestyle, speech, and attitude is very different from his Interesting read.

Retrieved 7 July The Review ‘ s critic thought the book “admirable, and in some of its touches [it] goes close to genius”, with a natural and irresistible appeal: Made for a very relaxing read, just what I’ve come to expect of a classic. It is suffice to say that I am utterly delighted to discover that a man of such moral stature and of supremely noble behaviour such as Mr Pooter left his mark in the history of British literature.

I’d had this for a while and thought it would make good paired reading with Three Men on a Boatas they’re both considered classics of British humor of about the same era.

By the by, shall we forget to mention Mr Pooter’s uproarius word jokes? This book celebrates the mundane rather than the extraordinary. The doorbell will ring.

He also established a national reputation as a piano sketch entertainer and wrote a large number of songs and comic pieces. As a person who has never even seen a domestic servant much less employed one, the battle of control betw Mr.

George originated nine of the principal comedian roles in the Gilbert and Sullivan operas over 12 years from to