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The Diary of a Nobody

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AuthorGeorge and Weedon Grossmith (Illustrated by Weedon Grossmith)
Published LanguageEnglish
Publication Year2017
PublisherSpeaking Tiger
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Why should I not publish my diary? I have often seen reminiscences of people I have never even heard of, and I fail to seeÑbecause I do not happen to be a “Somebody” Ñwhy my diary should not be interesting.’

The spoof diary of a lower-middle-class London clerk, The Diary of a Nobody was first serialized in the legendary magazine of humour and satire, Punch, in 1888-89. It was published as a book in 1892, and has never been out of print since. This comic masterpieceÑwhich details the doings of the ridiculously pompous and accident-prone Charles Pooter, his wife Carrie and their troublesome son LupinÑhas been a source of delight to generations of readers and inspired many celebrated writers, from J.B. Priestley and Evelyn Waugh to Helen Fielding and Sue Townsend.

About the author
George Grossmith was an English writer, composer, actor, singer and comedian of the Victorian era. As a performer, he was most famous for creating several memorable characters in Gilbert and Sullivan's original plays and musicals. He acted in the first productions of H.M.S. Pinafore (1878), The Pirates of Penzance (1880) and The Mikado (1885Ð87). His writing consisted mainly of comic sketches, with the best-known being The Diary of a Nobody (1892), written with his brother, Weedon. Grossmith died in 1912. Weedon Grossmith was an English writer, painter, actor and playwright of the Victorian era. Although he trained as a painter, he was more successful on stage. He collaborated with his brother George, one of the most successful light comedy actors of the time, in writing The Diary of a Nobody and contributed all the pen-and-ink illustrations for it. He died in 1919 at the age of 65.

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