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Ironic that we put such emphasis on health and ‘wellness’ while letting humour die.

The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith

It praises the understated but lovable self-portrait of Pooter, and adds that “It is not till the second or third reading—and you are bound to idary it—that the really consummate art of this artless book becomes apparent”. As a writer and composer, he created 18 comic operas, nearly deedon sketches, some songs and piano pieces, three books and both serious and comic pieces for newspapers and magazines.

This is the hysterically funny account of Mr.

And, all throughout the book, I envisioned the narrator’s voice as that of a grossmih, English person – making it that much more enjoyable. Second, he wrote, in collaboration with his brother Weedon, the comic novel Diary of a Nobody.

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As a person who has never even seen a domestic servant much less employed one, the battle of control betw Mr. 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 authority. First, he creat George Grossmith was an English comedian, writer, composer, actor, and singer.


During the past century, the fictitious diary has developed as an accepted means of comedic expression; the original has, says Morton, “been fertile ground which has germinated many seeds”. Retrieved 22 July Isn’t it really incredibly Pooter-ish of me to try to review this? Impressed, they engaged him to play the comic lead in their new, full-length work, The Sorcerer. Showing of 53 reviews. Pseudo-satire is about laughing at others.

Adapted by Hugh Osbornewith an all-male cast led by Robert Dawsthis supposes that Pooter grosemith arranged for his diaries to be performed by amateur actors. I found him a little reminiscent of “The Irish R.

This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat It turns out to be shabby and down-at-heel; furthermore, having liberally supplied fellow-guests—among them Mr Padge—with food and drink which he thinks is free, Pooter is presented at the end with a large bill that he can barely afford to pay. He works for a financial firm. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Not sure if I recommend the novel, as it is rather boring, like reading online what a friend had for breakfast, with an accompanying picture, but on the other hand, we like that kind of sharing, don’t we?

Mar 10, Grace Harwood rated it it was amazing. 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 who likes to lord it over others in a politically correct, condescendin This is my response to this book: Archived from the original on 10 September The only part that relates to the modern world is the relationship between the protagonist, Mr Pooter and his son Lupin.


If you give this slim volume a chance available for free in the Kindle formatyou’ll see why. See all 53 reviews. Pooter believes the party has failed, and is despondent, although Carrie deems it a great success.

Birrell wrote that he ranked Charles Pooter alongside Don Quixote as nobkdy comic literary figure, and added a note of personal pride that one of the characters in the book—”an illiterate charwoman, it is true”—carried his name.

I don’t know exactly why, it simply didn’t appeal to me.

The Diary of a Nobody

Archived from the original on 10 July There could be no more perfect complement to the text. 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”.

Pooter can’t understand his son’s slang or dismal work ethic