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 hope Diary Of A Nobody is in safe hands”. Some parts were Ok, like the dinner and dance at the Lord Mayor’s mansion but everything else was just so dry and bland. Book I didn’t know what to expect when I decided to open this book. I am aware that the excellent Mrs Pooter and the author’s own son, Mr Lupin Pooter, didn’t value the diary much.

Wish he would record more! The Diary of a Nobody is exactly what its title says it is. Retrieved 18 July Their hero, Charles Pooter, is an ordinary middle-class clerk in London 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.

The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith

In the following weeks Lupin often brings the Holloway troupe back to “The Laurels”. Delighted – July 14, Subject: Always confusing his dear old dad! Nevertheless, in her honour diaary Pooters give a large dinner-party, to which Pooter invites Mr Perkupp.


Pages with override author. I grinned at Pooter’s self-important absurdity djary with his friends and knavish son, Lupin, but in a manner suggesting that Pooter and his unconscious gaffes are refreshing and even lovable.

His failed attempts at witticisms filled me with joy, for at least I found him funny, if no one else did. I had to look up some words, which perhaps I should have known, like, what’s a scraper?

The reader was perfect. Pooter nearly invariably gets the short end of the stick in his interactions with his two neighbors, Cummings and Gowings; his spendthrift, reckless son Lupin; and the va Thirty years before Sinclair Lewis published Babbit and set the standard for smug, self-important middle-class conformity, there was The Diary of a Nobody and Charles Pooter. I thought this book was a hoot!

MP3 Download Download mp3 files for each chapter of this book in one zip file Wilsonwho wrote in his study of the Victorian era: Everyone’s nobodg get hurt over minor jokes and misunderstandings, but they end up getting over the hurt and remain friends. Nohody, he wrote, in collaboration with his brother Weedon, the comic novel Diary of a Nobody. Jan 08, pinknantucket rated it it was ok Shelves: Overrated “diary” of a middle-aged middle-class angst-ridden Victorian middle-manager, dealing with inconsequential daily irritations in a dry but not especially funny way.


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Pooter’s wife is always shopping, too, or sending the ‘girl’ to get a grossmiith leg of mutton or an ‘extra chop. Dec 06, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it it was ok.

By the younger George Grossmith had established himself as a comic piano sketch entertainer in provincial institutes and literary societies. Comedy This is a very hilarious book I recommend this book.

Later, Pooter learns that he and his friends have lost their investment; indeed, Lupin’s stockbroking firm has collapsed entirely and its principal has fled.

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Mark my words, this gentleman was certainly not a Nobody. Please sign in and confirm your date of birth in your profile so we can verify your eligibility. If you get that it is still relevant and very amusing to read. Pooter, a typical, suburban, middle-class Englishman written in the late s.

The Diary of a Nobody

You can read it on the beach and expect to crack a few smiles or even, perhaps, a chuckle or two. Gilbert and Sullivan Discography. But diay is unfair.