Diario de un don nadie

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A satire of Victorian-era England, this hugely amusing tale spans 15 months in the life of Charles Pooter in the form of a diary. The narrator is nobody particularly special; in fact, he is incredibly run of the mill: a middle-class employee of the city of London with social aspirations. Throughout the pages of his diary, unforgettable characters begin to appear, such as his wife Carrie, his son Lupin, his friends Mr. Cummings and Mr. Gowing, and Lupin’s girlfriend Daisy Mutlar—as do anecdotes rife with ...

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Overview

A satire of Victorian-era England, this hugely amusing tale spans 15 months in the life of Charles Pooter in the form of a diary. The narrator is nobody particularly special; in fact, he is incredibly run of the mill: a middle-class employee of the city of London with social aspirations. Throughout the pages of his diary, unforgettable characters begin to appear, such as his wife Carrie, his son Lupin, his friends Mr. Cummings and Mr. Gowing, and Lupin’s girlfriend Daisy Mutlar—as do anecdotes rife with innocence and joie de vivre that reflect his affinity for wordplay and jokes. This hilarious illustrated novel was first seen in installments in Punch magazine between 1888 and 1889 before being published as a book in 1892, and today it is considered a classic work of humor.

Una sátira de la Inglaterra victoriana, este divertidísimo relato abarca al estilo de diario 15 meses en la vida de Charles Pooter. El narrador no es nadie particularmente especial; de hecho, es más bien alguien sumamente común y corriente: un empleado de clase media de la ciudad de Londres con aspiraciones sociales. Por las páginas de su diario van apareciendo personajes inolvidables como su esposa Carrie, su hijo Lupin, sus amigos el Sr. Cummings y el Sr. Gowing y la novia de Lupin, Daisy Mutlar—además de anécdotas llenas de inocencia y de alegría por la vida que reflejan su gusto por los juegos de palabras y los chistes. Esta comiquísima novela ilustrada apareció por primera vez en entregas en la revista Punch entre 1888 y 1889 antes de ser publicada como libro en 1892, y hoy por hoy se considera una obra clásica del humor.

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"The funniest book in the world."  —Evelyn Waugh, author, Brideshead Revisited, on the English-language edition
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788492683833
  • Publisher: Nordica Libros
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Otras Latitudes
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

George Grossmith was an English actor, comedian, composer, singer, and writer. His performing career spanned more than four decades, and he is best remembered for creating a series of memorable characters in the comedic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan. Weedon Grossmith was an English actor, painter, playwright, and writer. As an actor, he specialized in comedic roles, and his typical characters became so identified with him that the "Weedon Grossmith part" became a regular feature of the theater of his day. Íñigo Jáuregui is a philologist, a Spanish professor, and a translator. 

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