The Diary Of A Nobody

The Diary Of A Nobody

3.8 9
by George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The eternally hard-done-by Charles Pooter is one of the most timeless comic characters in English fiction-as alive and well in the real world today as he was when he first appeared in 1892. Mr. Pooter is a well-meaning Victorian clerk and one of London's growing army of lower-middle-class suburbanites set on improving their social standing. Aspiring to posterity, Mr

Overview

The eternally hard-done-by Charles Pooter is one of the most timeless comic characters in English fiction-as alive and well in the real world today as he was when he first appeared in 1892. Mr. Pooter is a well-meaning Victorian clerk and one of London's growing army of lower-middle-class suburbanites set on improving their social standing. Aspiring to posterity, Mr. Pooter embarks on a diary. Throughout its pages, the accident-prone author is drawn into one petty confrontation after another: run-ins with idle tradesmen, insolent office juniors, and abusive neighbors, while simultaneously dealing with his wife's heedless indulgence in flights of fashion and the reckless antics of his son, Lupin. Pooter is a lovably absurd Everyman: quietly self-satisfied, intent on keeping up appearances, yet sublimely ignorant of his own pretensions and snobberies-shortcomings he is only too quick to see in others. His rose-tinted vision of himself is unwittingly exposed at every turn-to hilarious effect.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419159251
Publisher:
Kessinger Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/20/2004
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.22(d)

Meet the Author



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.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Diary of a Nobody (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.