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The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I actually woke up twice during the night, and laughed till the bed shook. This was a novel written in the format of a personal diary and it’s supposed to be humorous because the protagonist diary writer is a pretentious middle aged, middle class guy who likes to lord it over others in a politically correct, condescending manner.

I enjoyed the deadpan humor, and my enjoyment was enhanced by the splendid narration of the book by Martin Clifton. I found him a little reminiscent of “The Irish R. This lack of snobbery is refreshing, it’s earnestness shining through.

I found that so very touching and absolutely true. Arrowsmith books Literary collaborations Novels first published in serial form Novels set in London Works originally published in Punch magazine British novels adapted into plays British novels adapted into films.

He persists in thinking that he is the master and so is deserving of respect despite the fact that he rarely gets that respect even from his own son. The Diary of a Nobody. When I was 12 years old our teacher of ESL registered us with a pen-pal service and we were randomly assigned the address of a kid more or less our age from another part of the world.


Perkupp, Pooter tries without much luck to cut his son into the same mold. Anything that makes us laugh is a privilege and a gift.

The Diary of a Nobody (by George and Weedon Grossmith)

Retrieved 11 June After days of keen anticipation they are dismayed, when they arrive, to find that the gathering is undistinguished.

The reviewer recommended the book’s “quaint drollery, its whimsical satire and delightfully quiet irony”.

It is “Seinfeld” in Victorian times. How weeon to think that a gentleman of such intellectual stature didn’t have the chance to meet with his peers!

Later, Pooter learns that he and his friends have lost their investment; indeed, Lupin’s stockbroking firm has collapsed entirely and its principal has fled.

Pooter also has two friends, Cumming and Gowing, who are always The Pooters meet a new friend of Lupin’s, Mr Murray Posh, who Pooter thinks is somewhat over-familiar with Daisy and might, he warns Lupin, be a rival for her hand. I’d had this for a while and thought it would make good paired reading with Three Men on a Boatas they’re both considered classics of British humor of about the same era.

The Diary of a Nobody is an English comic novel written by the brothers George and Weedon Grossmithwith illustrations by the latter. Pooter is summoned to meet Hardfur Huttle, who offers Perkupps a new client to replace Mr Crowbillion.

That’s a remarkable achievement for a comic writing, and proof that it must be read. In the works of writers such as George GissingH.


The Diary of a Nobody

Georbe 13, Jade Heslin rated it really liked it. Why should I not publish my diary? Go forth and live fully, fearlessly. Please don’t give up. In the summer their son arrives from Oldham and informs his parents that he wishes henceforth to be called by his middle name, “Lupin.

Funny enough to keep me reading it to the end, but not funny enough to make me do anything else except to occasionally smile to myself. Pootering around on stage – in pictures”. By the by, shall disry forget to mention Mr Pooter’s uproarius word jokes? And omgoodness, the boy does use slang far too weevon Impressed, they engaged him to play the comic lead in their new, full-length work, The Sorcerer.

I don’t know exactly why, it simply didn’t appeal to me. Read it to put a smile on your face.

It originated as an intermittent serial in Punch magazine in —89 and first appeared in book form, with extended text and added illustrations, in Even if you don’t live and breathe top hats Posh three-shilling hats, ratheryou will probably get a kick or two out of this, especially if you erupt in mirthquakes whilst paging through it in a public library or at the doctor’s office.