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The Diary of a Nobody
     

The Diary of a Nobody

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by George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith (With)
 

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Weedon Grossmith's 1892 book presents the details of English suburban life through the anxious and accident-prone character of Charles Porter. Porter's diary chronicles his daily routine, which includes small parties, minor embarrassments, home improvements, and his relationship with a troublesome son. The small minded but essentially decent suburban world he inhabits

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Weedon Grossmith's 1892 book presents the details of English suburban life through the anxious and accident-prone character of Charles Porter. Porter's diary chronicles his daily routine, which includes small parties, minor embarrassments, home improvements, and his relationship with a troublesome son. The small minded but essentially decent suburban world he inhabits is both hilarious and painfully familiar. This edition features Weedon Grossmith's illustrations and an introduction which discusses the story's social context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781542461450
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/11/2017
Pages:
134
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

Meet the Author

George Grossmith (9 December 1847 - 1 March 1912) was an English comedian, writer, composer, actor, and singer. His performing career spanned more than four decades. As a writer and composer, he created 18 comic operas, nearly 100 musical sketches, some 600 songs and piano pieces, three books and both serious and comic pieces for newspapers and magazines.

Walter Weedon Grossmith (9 June 1854 - 14 June 1919), better known as Weedon Grossmith, was an English writer, painter, actor and playwright best known as co-author of The Diary of a Nobody (1892) with his famous brother, music hall comedian and Gilbert and Sullivan star, George Grossmith. Weedon Grossmith also illustrated The Diary of a Nobody to much acclaim.

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The Diary of a Nobody (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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anijizmejian More than 1 year ago
This is a daily diary of a man renting a home in a respectable area of London. It is nothing terribly exciting, just a day to day account of mishaps he tries to set right but never quite does. It made me smile a few times but never outright laugh. 
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CHARLES MURCHISON More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading this book I asked myself, 'What is this book talking about' But as I read further everything came together and I must say it is one of the best books I have ever read. I would love to read it again and might in the near future. It is one of those books that makes you feel good because there is someone out there that has the same thoughts that I sometimes have in dealing with life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Diary Of A Nobody provides readers with an interesting insight into life in the nineteenth century.It is light and moving, essential to anyone studying literature of the time period.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i am a 17 year old girl who was forced into reading Diary of a Nobody for my english. i cant say i was very motivated, but once i started reading it was brilliant. pooter makes you laugh and cry, and cringe out of pity for the poor guy. a victorian adrian mole for adults!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible book. Aswell as giving us an insight on history through the eyes of a 'nobody', it also shows us that whereas his life is very different from ours, really very little has changed. Its also laugh out loud funny. Its like a Victorian reality show. You have to read this book.