The Diary of a Nobody

by George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith

Part of the Penguin Essentials Series

The Diary of a Nobody Synopsis

'I fail to see - because I do not happen to be a Somebody - why my diary should be not be interesting' Mr Pooter is a man of modest ambition, content with his clerkly lot. So why is he always in trouble with disagreeable tradesmen, impudent young clerks and wayward friends? And what is he to do about his son Lupin's distinctly unsuitable choice of bride? However hard he tries, life piles its little mishaps on his head - but he's not about to give up.

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Book Information

ISBN: 9780241956861
Publication date: 5th April 2012
Author: George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

About George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith

George Grossmith, son of a law reporter and entertainer, was born in 1847. For some years he worked as a journalist, reporting Police Court proceedings for The Times, and in 1870 began his career as a singer and entertainer. His special connection with Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, many of the chief parts of which were his 'creations' began at the Opera Comique. His A Society Clown: Reminiscences was published in 1888, followed by a further volume of reminiscences, Piano and I: Further Remembrances. He died in 1912. Weedon Grossmith, brother of George, was born in 1854. He was educated at the Slade and the Royal ...

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