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Diary of a Nobody is near perfect as a piece of English comedy, its humor gentle and subtle, its depiction of character, class, time and location flawless. It fixes. : The Diary of a Nobody (): George Grossmith: Books. Aug 26, Channelling a razor-sharp satire through the everyday mishaps of the immortal comic character Mr Pooter, George and Weedon Grossmith’s.

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May 30, Cecily rated it did not like it Shelves: John Betjeman, [51]. I thought we should never stop laughing.

Before embarking on his stage career, Weedon had worked as an artist and illustrator. Though I thought the book a little strained and where others claim to have ‘laughed out loud,’ I just sort grosssmith smiled, it does give an honest glimpse into the life of an ‘ordinary joe’ in ‘s England.

This book proves that interesting diary entries are entirely independent of the status of the diarist, fictional or not. However there are some ideas that build up into great comic scenes, notably those involving a tin of red paint and what to do with it view spoiler [answer: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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. It is a big deal when they get invited to social events because it happens so infrequently. Jun 02, FoodxHugs rated grssmith really grosmsith it Shelves: Tony Joseph calls the Diary “a sharp analysis of social insecurity”. Admittedly nbody readers may not find it as funny as when it was first published in Punch in the late 19th century, as the context and detail of Victorian middle-class values that it parodies are no longer an immediately understood reference point and tastes in, as well as expectations of, humour have moved on.


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A stage version of this diary, produced inwas censored at the request of Wilson. Apr 12, Travelling Sunny rated it really liked it Shelves: Dizry quibbles and complains and goes through his daily routine – he’s some sort of clerk at some sort of business requiring clerks – and finds humo I read this because Adam Dalgliesh – the MC in many of PD James’ novels and short stories – gives his elderly aunt a copy for Christmas!

These occasions are graced with the unexplained presence of a complete stranger, Mr Padge, who regularly occupies the best chair as if of right.

The Diary of a Nobody

Trouble with servants, tradesmen, and office juniors occur regularly, along with minor social embarrassments and humiliations.

Impressed, they engaged him to diaey the comic lead in their new, full-length work, The Sorcerer.

Most of its humour derives from Charles Pooter’s unconscious and unwarranted sense of his own importance, and the frequency with which this delusion is punctured by gaffes and minor social humiliations. Quentin Letts of the Daily Mail found this “an evening of some of the cleverest, fastest entertainment I have seen for months”.


He became the most successful comic entertainer of his day, [4] writing numerous operettas, around piano sketches, some songs and short piano pieces, and three books. After all, I wrote it. This is the hysterically funny account of Mr. The Diary of a Nobody, by George Grossmith. In describing Pooter he revived the Don Quixote analogy but saw this English equivalent as a sentimentalised version of the original, one who “constantly suffers disasters brought upon him by his own folly”.

The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith. It made me think about the parts of my life that are much as the Pooters’ lives. October – Diary of a Nobody. Perkupp, do we actually hear the metal chinking. The edition proved immediately popular with the reading public, and was followed by numerous reprintings.

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You might object that Jerome and Wodehouse did rather well in the same literary department and that this Nobody does not deserve to share their fame. Jul 26, Tenzin gdorge it it was amazing. The Diary of a Nobody”. Apr 18, Margaret rated it really liked it Shelves: The Diary of a Nobody Cover of the first book edition.