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The Diary of a Nobody

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"Why should I not publish my diary? I have often seen reminiscences of people I have never even heard of, and I fail to see--because I do not happen to be a 'Somebody'--why my diary should not be interesting. My only regret is that I did not commence it when I was a youth."
So Charles Pooter of The Laurels, Brickfield Terrace Holloway, commences his journal. A somewhat stuffy but very human senior clerk in an undescribed business, Pooter likes nothing better than to putter around his suburban home -- perhaps ...
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"Why should I not publish my diary? I have often seen reminiscences of people I have never even heard of, and I fail to see--because I do not happen to be a 'Somebody'--why my diary should not be interesting. My only regret is that I did not commence it when I was a youth."
So Charles Pooter of The Laurels, Brickfield Terrace Holloway, commences his journal. A somewhat stuffy but very human senior clerk in an undescribed business, Pooter likes nothing better than to putter around his suburban home -- perhaps because of his ability to make high drama of trivial circumstances, and get himself into humiliating (and often very humorous) situations in front of other people.

A short work of Victorian humor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781503148475
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/2014
  • Pages: 116
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Meet the Author

George Grossmith (1847 -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. Grossmith is best remembered for two aspects of his career. First, he created a series of nine memorable characters in the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan from 1877 to 1889, including Sir Joseph Porter, in H.M.S. Pinafore (1878), the Major-General in The Pirates of Penzance and Ko-Ko in The Mikado. Second, he wrote, in collaboration with his brother Weedon, the 1892 comic novel Diary of a Nobody. Grossmith was also famous in his day for performing his own comic piano sketches and songs, both before and after his Gilbert and Sullivan days, becoming the most popular British solo performer of the 1890s. Some of his comic songs endure today, including "See Me Dance the Polka". He continued to perform into the first decade of the 20th century. His son, George Grossmith, Jr., became a famous actor, playwright and producer of Edwardian musical comedies.
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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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