The Diary of A Nobody

The Diary of A Nobody

Paperback - 1998
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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 see - because I do not happen to be a `Somebody' - why my diary should not be interesting.' The Diary of a Nobody (1892) created a cultural icon, an English archetype. Anxious, accident-prone, occasionally waspish, Charles Pooter has come to be seen as the epitome of English suburban life. His diary chronicles encounters with difficult tradesmen, the delights of home improvements, smallparties, minor embarrassments, and problems with his troublesome son. The suburban world he inhabits is hilariously and painfully familiar in its small-mindedness and its essential decency. Both celebration and critique, The Diary of a Nobody has often been imitated, but never bettered. This editionfeatures Weedon Grossmith's hilarious illustrations and is complemented by an enjoyable introduction discussing the book's social background and suburban fiction as a genre.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
ISBN: 9780192833273
Branch Call Number: Fic
PR6013.R795 D53 1998
Characteristics: xxx, 143 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Flint, Kate
Grossmith, Weedon 1852-1919.


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Apr 30, 2014

Delightful, heartwarming, hilarious. Victorian comedies about Victorian comedies tickle me to no end.


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