The Diary of a Nobody (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Diary of a Nobody (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
     
 

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First serialized in Punch in 1888, The Diary of a Nobody is the record of fifteen months in the life of Charles Pooter—a mundane and upright city clerk—his family, friends, and small circle of acquaintances. It is a humorous record of the manners, customs, and experiences of Londoners in the late-Victorian era. The term

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First serialized in Punch in 1888, The Diary of a Nobody is the record of fifteen months in the life of Charles Pooter—a mundane and upright city clerk—his family, friends, and small circle of acquaintances. It is a humorous record of the manners, customs, and experiences of Londoners in the late-Victorian era. The term “Pooterish,” which denotes someone who takes himself excessively seriously has remained a part of British parlance ever since. The book itself has never been out of print since its original publication in 1892.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411459014
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
324
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author


George Grossmith (1847-1912) was an English comedian, composer, actor, and singer.  He created comic operas, musical sketches, songs and piano pieces. He is best remembered for his memorable stage performances of Gilbert and Sullivan characters and for the collaboration with his brother Weedon that created the immensely popular comic novel, The Diary of a Nobody, published in 1892. 

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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.