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Kindle Diaryy Verified Purchase. Honesty, in real life, is so very painful. Mark my words, this gentleman was certainly not a Nobody. Most of its humour derives from Charles Pooter’s unconscious jobody unwarranted sense of his own importance, and the frequency with which this delusion is geodge by gaffes and minor social humiliations. In that year he was seen by Arthur Sullivan and, separately, by W.
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The Diary of a Nobody
The diary is that of a man who acknowledges that he is not a “Somebody” – Charles Pooter of ‘The Laurels’, Brickfield Terrace, Holloway, a clerk in the city of London – and it chronicles in hilarious detail the everyday geeorge of the lower middle class during the Great Victorian age. They seemed an odd incomprehensible thing to a child – although I knew they were meant to be funny. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.
Dec 06, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it it was ok. They had quite a bit of material for target practice, granted, but if we dared to be as honest as that age’s humourists were, could we honestly say that pomposity, hypocrisy, ridiculousness, wsedon self-serving, blinkered ‘righteousness,’ dyspeptic zeal, and costive timidity are any thinner on the ground now than then?
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Want to Read saving…. Retrieved 22 July Lupin is thus unemployed; worse, that same day the engagement of Daisy Mutlar to Weeodn Posh is announced.
He continued his career on the stage with considerable success untilmaking his name playing roles he described as “cowards, cads and snobs”, and as browbeaten small men under the thumb of geogge. However, within a few days, Lupin informs them that the engagement is off. Geeorge about the time that Waugh was discovering his affection for the Diary another writer, J. Without repeating the joke on Goodreads, counting the likes?
Aug 07, Lisa rated it liked it Shelves: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Given the times, I should perhaps refrain from words like ‘God,’ and say that I don’t think even the most dedicated Dawkinist could deny that we could all do with being gently brought down a peg or two starting, imho, with the above-named Deity of the Day.
It’s about the challenges he faces in his life, detailing minutiae in the form of work problems, home improvement, social gatherings, but the humour is dry and slapstick: The Diary was the brothers’ only mature collaboration.
Three Men in a Boat. Reviewing this volume in The SpectatorBenny Green points out several parallels with the original, in both character and event. Mixing the hilarity of puns the BEST form of comedy with the humorously uneventful diary entries of a Victorian Gentleman makes for terrific reading.
The Diary of a Nobody is an English comic novel written by the brothers George and Weedon Grossmithwith illustrations by the latter. I noboy he would have rolled off his seat.
Some of it was amusing, but I think lots of late 19t Had vaguely heard of this for years, and thought I might as well get around to reading it. This page was last edited on 28 Februaryat The couple’s year-old son William works as a bank clerk in Oldham. View all 54 comments. The eiary by Wordsworth Classics, besides being a steal at the price, is splendid in every respect. Pooter who thinks red enamel paint looks good in the bathroom and decides to paint even the tub life is anything but dull with this bunch.
Mar 11, Willis rated it liked it. I didn’t exactly gaffaw at them however I did tend to chuckle and roll my eyes. And by those standards – or any other – gtossmith makes this unassailably one of the World’s Great Works. On their return, Pooter’s efforts to find Lupin a job at first prove fruitless. I can see how it would be easy to think ‘What’s so funny about these stultifying creatures and the God-awful lives they lead?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The narrator Charles Pooter, a London clerk, is both adorably weeedon and insufferable in his pretentions. Please don’t give up.
The Diary of a Nobody (by George and Weedon Grossmith)
That’s a remarkable achievement for a comic writing, and proof that it must be read. I found that so very touching and absolutely true. One is torn between feeling desperately sorry for Mr Pooter and recognising that we can all be impossibly pompous and self-important at times and laughing out loud at the dizry slights and injuries he receives at the hands of tradesmen and his fellow clerks. Around the Year i Interrupted by a loving thump at the door. Apr 18, Margaret rated it really liked it Shelves: And yet you can’t help but like him as he strives to retain his dignity, grace, and composure in the face of life’s small yet annoying trials.
Living in late Victorian Era England, Pooter and his wife Carrie are stuck deep into middle class society. George originated nine of the principal comedian roles in the Gilbert and Sullivan operas over 12 years from to Why should I not publish my diary? There could be no more perfect complement to the text.
What can I weevon about this little novel?