George Grossmith,Weedon Grossmith

The Diary of a Nobody

The Diary of a Nobody, an English comic novel written by George Grossmith and his brother Weedon Grossmith. It is considered a classic work of humour and has never been out of print. The diary is the fictitious record of fifteen months in the life of Mr. Charles Pooter, a middle aged city clerk of lower middle-class status but significant social aspirations, living in the fictional 'Brickfield Terrace' in Upper Holloway which was then a typical suburb of the impecuniously respectable kind. The humour derives from Pooter's unconscious gaffes and self-importance, as well as the snubs he receives from those he considers socially inferior, such as tradesmen. In The Diary of a Nobody the Grossmiths create an accurate if amusing record of the manners, customs and experiences of lower-middle-class, suburban Londoners of the late Victorian era. The book has spawned the word “Pooterish” to describe a tendency to take oneself excessively seriously.
145 printed pages

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    When he had gone, I thought of a splendid answer I ought to have given him. However, I will keep it for another occasion

    Hilarious- vengeful.

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    I receive an insulting Christmas card. We spend a pleasant Christmas at Carrie’s mother’s. A Mr. Moss is rather too free. A boisterous evening, during which I am struck in the dark. I receive an extraordinary letter from Mr. Mutlar, senior, respecting Lupin. We miss drinking out the Old Year.
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    flight of ten steps up to the front door

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