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He pays brossmith to his employer, appreciates his modest home, and is satisfied with his occasional chance to rub shoulders with the upper class at the Lord Mayors Ball.

Pooter decides to keep a diary in the hopes of one day becoming the Pepys of the late Victorian era. Retrieved 11 June I believe Evelyn Waugh called it the “funniest novel in the world”! Diaries of not famous people. The narration in the audio version I listened to, by Roy Macready, is really good. Not sure if I recommend the novel, as it is rather boring, like reading online what a friend had for breakfast, with an accompanying picture, but on the other hand, we like that kind of sharing, don’t we?

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

Replace the Victorian settings with today’s, and this could be my life or yours. His failed attempts at witticisms filled me with joy, for at least I found him funny, if no one else did. It is a thoroughly obscure piece of writing armed with a unique format that provides for riveting and instinctive comedy — which cannot but make this seem a very peculiar achievement; a masterpiece nonetheless, albeit a seemingly accidental one.


What it pokes fun at still exists in present day society and everyday life though and the subtle, not so subtle, witty and cringe-making elements of its sending up have resurfaced many times over in other comic guises and genre.

The gworge two depend upon the grossith. By the by, shall we forget to mention Mr Pooter’s uproarius word jokes? Pooter’s nobovy chronicles his daily routine, which includes small parties, minor embarrassments, home improvements, and his relationship with a troublesome son.

Best read a few pages at a time, the Diary offers wonderful comic relief when read along with heavier contemporary novels. In other languages Add links. I studied my year-old self carefully then looked at my year-old self and noted nothing had changed facially in two years except I was even more handsomely bespectacled. The ending is also clearly an attempt at coherency which the story was never supposed to have.

The Laurels, Brickfield Terrace, Holloway. There are no babies swapped at birth in this story groszmith. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

It was a great favourite of his parents— Arthur Waugh used to read passages aloud to his family, [28] and Evelyn’s biographer Selena Hastings has drawn attention to the distinctly Pooterish elements in the Waugh household. View all 34 comments.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Mar 10, Grace Harwood rated it it was amazing. 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.


Some of it was amusing, but I think lots of late 19th century cultural references that were meant to inform me how execrable his tastes are went over my head. Books like this challenge that view: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A fleshy bone arrangement with organs will stand there and say: First, he creat George Grossmith was an English comedian, writer, composer, actor, and singer.

First Edition, June, Retrieved 7 July The New York Times. Anything that makes us laugh is a privilege and a gift.

The Diary of a Nobody

The book, therefore, is a series of short diary entries as Pooter moves through life, suffering sometimes, other times having a grand old time as he tells off ironmongers, cabmen, friends, the lady who does his shirts, his son, co-workers and so on. This has created inconsistencies in later edition numbering. 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 quibbles and complains and goes through his daily routine – he’s some sort of clerk at some sort of business requiring clerks – and finds humor in puns. Must get the scraper removed, or else I shall get into a scrape.

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