The Diary Of A Nobody

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The Diary of Nobody (1892) created a cultural icon, an English archetype. Anxious, accident-prone, occasionally waspish, Charles Pooter has come to epitomize English suburban life. His diary chronicles encounters with difficult tradesmen, the delights of home improvements, small parties, minor embarrassments, and problems with his troublesome son. The suburban world he inhabits is hilariously and painfully familiar in its small-mindedness and its essential decency.. "This edition features Weedon Grossmith's ...
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Overview

The Diary of Nobody (1892) created a cultural icon, an English archetype. Anxious, accident-prone, occasionally waspish, Charles Pooter has come to epitomize English suburban life. His diary chronicles encounters with difficult tradesmen, the delights of home improvements, small parties, minor embarrassments, and problems with his troublesome son. The suburban world he inhabits is hilariously and painfully familiar in its small-mindedness and its essential decency.. "This edition features Weedon Grossmith's original illustrations and is complemented by an introduction that discusses the book's social background and the genre of suburban fiction.

A short work of Victorian humor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781419159251
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/20/2004
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.22 (d)

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Kate Flint is is Reader in Victorian and Modern English Literature and Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford. Her publications include The Woman Reader, 1837-1914 (1993) and many articles on early nineteenth and twentieth century fiction and art history.
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  • Posted July 10, 2013

    This is a daily diary of a man renting a home in a respectable a

    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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  • Posted December 3, 2010

    A must read.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2003

    Life in the eighteen hundreds

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2003

    Pooter is hysterical

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2003

    Brilliant Classic

    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.

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