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The small minded but essentially decent suburban world he inhabits is both hilarious and painfully familiar.

A stage version of this diary, produced inwas censored at the request of Wilson. But Pooter knows his place, and he seems quite happy to make the best of it. The premise also reminded me of the British TV show, ‘Keeping Up Appearances,’ because though Pooter is always reminding himself, and his son, how an ordinary life with ordinary aspirations can bring lasting happiness, he also makes every effort to ‘improve his station,’ if only he can.

Retrieved 18 July Peter Morton has noted that “the history of the early book editions of the Diary is tangled, due to the unwillingness of the publisher to distinguish between an edition and an impression”.

It is suffice to say that I am utterly delighted to discover that a man of such moral stature and of supremely noble behaviour such as Mr Pooter left his mark in the history of British literature. I remember enjoying it in my late teens or early 20s, but a decade or two lat Overrated “diary” of a middle-aged middle-class angst-ridden Victorian middle-manager, dealing with inconsequential daily irritations in a dry but not especially funny way.

Read reviews that mention charles pooter middle class diary entries george grossmith easy read family and friends diary of a nobody sense of humor fun read pooter life funny comic humour readers classic dull laughing delightful events example. From the beginning a pattern is set whereby the small vexations of the Pooters’ daily lives are recounted, many of them arising from Pooter’s unconscious self-importance and pomposity.

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

Keith Waterhouse ‘s Mrs Pooter’s Diary of is diarj adaptation of the Grossmith original that shifts the narrative voice to Carrie Pooter. As much as I shun other social media, Goodreads satisfies that wish to share in my world, and I would be beyond hypocritical if I made fun of the human need of the boring, boasting Everyman in the diary.


First serialized in Punch in andThe Diary of a Nobody was published in book diwry in and hasn’t been out of print since.

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. If you give this slim volume a chance available for free in the Kindle formatyou’ll see why.

He also established a national reputation as a piano sketch entertainer and wrote a large number of songs and comic pieces. To sustain it for the length of a novel In the works of writers such as George GissingH. First, he created a series grossmit nine memorable characters in the comic operas of Grossmmith and Sullivan from toincluding Sir Joseph Porter, in H.

Gillian Tindallwriting inthought the Diary “the best comic novel in the language”, and lauded Pooter as “the presiding shade” of his era. Retrieved 22 July Despite being a century old, The Diary of a Nobody remains quite amusing and is laugh-out-loud funny in parts — particularly in sections dealing with tradesmen or with Lupin’s impetuous business dealings or love affairs. One is torn between feeling desperately sorry for Ddiary Pooter and recognising that we can all be impossibly pompous and self-important at times and laughing out loud at the many slights and injuries he receives at the hands of tradesmen and his fellow clerks.

The book, therefore, is a series of short diary entries as Pooter moves through grossmitu, suffering sometimes, other times having a grand old time as he tells off ironmongers, cabmen, friends, the lady grkssmith does his shirts, his son, co-workers and so on.

Would you like to tell gross,ith about a lower price? He is so proud of his puns that he repeats them to himself and laughs out loud. This peculiar achievement is the diary of a Charles Pooter, a nobody to himself and others, who asserts his right to Geossmith Diary of a Nobody is so unobtrusive, modest, and natural a piece of work that missing it completely could be forgiven well, almost.


I believe I am happy because I am not ambitious.

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Why should I not publish my diary? Mixing the hilarity of puns the BEST form of comedy with the humorously uneventful diary entries of a Victorian Gentleman makes for terrific reading.

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The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith

He daily frets over things like shirt collars, boot black, his housekeepers shortcomings, and so on. Wilsonwho wrote in his study of the Victorian era: First Edition, June, Write a customer review.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. 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.

The first adaptation for screen was Ken Russell ‘s short 40 minutes film for the BBC film unit in They resent their friends’ lack of manners, but still keep almost constant company with them. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Pooter decides to keep a diary in the hopes of one day becoming the Pepys of the late Victorian era. Read it to put a smile on your face.

Retrieved 10 July Who can still laugh at it gekrge A remarkably unique work of humour. My friend was a girl from Portugal, Ana Isabel, and she sent me this booklet as a present.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The question will arise, however, as to whether the first sentence needed a tense change, seeing it was written yesterday. With the help of Pooter’s employer Mr. I fear the humour is sometimes outdated, georg too much on repetition but most of the times it is genuinly funny.