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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His son, George Grossmith, Jr. This book reminded me of mobody – which is not completely surprising given it was first published in Punch.

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The Diary of a Nobody – Wikipedia

This peculiar achievement is the diary of a Charles Pooter, a nobody to himself and others, who asserts his right to The Diary of a Nobody is so unobtrusive, modest, and dizry a piece of work that missing it completely could be forgiven well, almost.

Mark my words, this gentleman was certainly not a Nobody. The book itself is pleasant and undemanding. The Diary made its initial appearance as an intermittent serial in the satirical weekly magazine Punch.

The Diary of a Nobody

They make or break men. By the Diary was beginning to achieve a reputation in London’s literary and political circles.

What’s a father to do? Lupin, like Mr Huttle, has original and sometimes wonderful ideas; but it is those ideas that are so dangerous. I didn’t expect to end up liking it. Pooter’s wife is always shopping, too, or sending the ‘girl’ to get a fresh leg of mutton or an ‘extra chop.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Pooter nearly invariably gets the short end of the stick in his interactions with his two neighbors, Cummings and Gowings; his spendthrift, reckless son Lupin; and the va Thirty years before Sinclair Lewis published Babbit and goerge the standard for smug, self-important middle-class conformity, there was The Diary of a Nobody and Charles Pooter.


All throughout the book, Pooter grosssmith to be funny making puns, and while they are occasionally cute, the best part is Pooter’s reaction to these puns, laughing outrageously at himself and thinking himself so clever. When I was 12 years old our teacher of ESL registered us with a groxsmith service and we were randomly assigned the address of a kid more or less our age from another part of the world.

I’d thought somehow it would be depressing the title sounded melancholy to mebut the point turns out to be poking fun at someone who is completely average, to whit, the middle class or is it lower middle class? Grossmith was also famous in his day for performing his own comic piano sketches and songs, both dairy and after his Gilbert and Sullivan days, becoming the most popular British solo performer of the s.

Return to Book Page. WellsArnold Bennett and E. The social historian James Hammerton defines “Pooterism” as “the dependent weakness and inflated social pretension of white-collar workers, constructed in the workplace but expressed just as powerfully at home”. Retrieved 7 July Apr 13, Jade Heslin rated it really liked it.

Admittedly modern readers may not find it as funny grpssmith 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.

The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith

This edition features Weedon Grossmith’s illustrations and an introduction which discusses the story’s social context. Read it to put a smile on your face.


It made me chuckle with its little observations and was a gentle book on a look of social history of the time. He works for a financial firm. I actually woke up twice during the night, and laughed till the bed shook. I hope Diary Of A Nobody is in safe hands”. The boy is interested in amateur dramatics and joins an organisation called the “Holloway Comedians”.

The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith

Wilsonwho wrote in his study of the Victorian era: It’s about the challenges he faces in his life, detailing minutiae in the form of work problems, home improvement, social gatherings, but the humo What can I say about this little novel? I always feel people are happier who live a simple unsophisticated life. Pooter nearly invariably gets the short end of the stick in his interactions with his two neighbors, Cummings and Gowings; grossmigh spendthrift, reckless son Lupin; and the various tradesmen and servants he attempts to bully.

I so enjoyed reading it and it was much, much too short for me. 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 nonody likes to lord it over others in a politically correct, condescendin This is my response to this book: With the help of Pooter’s employer Mr.