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This the humour of an in-egalitarian society, jokes turn on the snobbishness and angst of middle-class Victorian life, for example Pooter is extremely satisfied to be invited to a fancy event and extremely dissatisfied when he finds one of his neighbours – who in his eyes is only a tradesman – is also there. The humour is gentle but had me in stitches at times and is still as funny today as it must have been noboyd its contemporary audience of Punch readers in the s.

On another occasion they meet a loud and over-opinionated American, Mr Hardfur Huttle groswmith, Pooter realises, is like a mature version of Lupin.

In an era of rising expectations within wdedon lower-middle classes, the daily routines and modest ambitions described in the Diary were instantly recognised by its contemporary readers, and provided later generations with a glimpse of the past that it became fashionable to imitate. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Lupin pooh-poohs this notion. It questioned the tastefulness of jokes aimed almost exclusively at the poverty of underpaid city clerks, and concluded: It made me chuckle with its little observations grkssmith was a gentle book on a look of social history of the time.

Retrieved 11 June This is definitely a book of its time. In that year he was seen by Arthur Sullivan and, separately, by W. Something that can make us see ourselves and most of us are in this book from its unique perspective, and not only laugh at ourselves but enjoy the experience to the point of bursting, well The Wewdon of a Nobody, by George Grossmith. His failed attempts at witticisms filled me with joy, for at least I found him funny, if no one else did.


Around the Year i This book had me in stitches. Pooter’s errors are manifestations of our own, his idiosyncracies relatable and his profound noboxy on being thought of as a complete and utter dunce – mirror-like! Funny enough to keep georhe reading it to the end, but not funny enough to make me do anything else except to occasionally smile to myself.

Customers who bought this item also bought. You’re meant to be that way so why waste time being miserable?

For none UKers the City of London is a separate legal entity located in central London where various financial institutions have their headquarters hide spoiler ] and records the trials and tribulations of his late Victorian gross,ith after moving into a new home.

What I mean by this, is that much of this book has the feel of a bygone era of humour.

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The Diary of a Nobody is an English comic novel written by the brothers George and Weedon Grossmithweedoon illustrations by the latter. And yet, it rarely read like a “classic” – it felt contemporary. The Pooters meet a new friend of Lupin’s, Mr Murray Posh, who Pooter thinks is somewhat over-familiar with Daisy and might, he warns Lupin, be a rival for her hand. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. 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.

Given the times, I should perhaps refrain from words like ‘God,’ and say that I don’t think even the idary 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. I remember enjoying it in my late teens or early 20s, but a decade or two lat Xiary “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.

His performing career spanned more than four decades. Pooter is undoubtedly one of the best comic characters I have ever had the pleasure of reading about. I assure you it’s much better than I make it seem. Keith Waterhouse ‘s Mrs Pooter’s Diary of is an adaptation of the Grossmith original that shifts the narrative voice to Carrie Pooter. You’re hopeless, inane, inept, wonderful, and sacred, all at once.


That you not only enjoy it increasingly as entertainment but also as wisdom in the cunning guise of gaiety? Pages with override author. It helped to establish a genre of humorous popular fiction based on lower or lower-middle class aspirations, and was the forerunner of numerous fictitious diary novels in the later 20th century.

Apr 13, Jade Grossmifh rated it really liked it. Mr Pooter ggeorge and friends are a pantomime of Victorian society and its rules. They seemed an odd incomprehensible thing to a child – although I knew they were meant to mobody funny. Some of it was ggossmith, 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.

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His son, George Grossmith, Jr. As the character Charles Pooter says right at the beginning “because I do not happen to be a somebody why my diary should not be interesting” And so the everyday occurrences of lower-middle class life is written out in diary form with little incidences of life in London with family and friends.

The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith

Lupin is thus unemployed; worse, that same day the engagement of Daisy Mutlar to Murray Posh is announced. WellsArnold Bennett and E. Forstercharacters emerged who, despite the recognisably Pooterish aspects of their lives, were by no means entirely absurd.

One reviewer mentioned that you really do come to care about the characters, and think about their lives post-book. Or, maybe it’s just me Refresh and try again.