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The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
  

The Diary of a Nobody

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Part of the Penguin Essentials Series

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The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith

'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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The funniest book in the world -- Evelyn Waugh The funniest book I know -- William Trevor Mail on Sunday


About the Author

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 Academy with a view to following a career as a painter, and exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery and the Royal Academy.Joining a theatre company in 1885, he toured the provinces and America. His novel, A Woman with a History, was published in 1896, and the best-known of his many plays, The Night of the Party, was published in 1901. He died in 1919.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th April 2012

Author

George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

ISBN

9780241956861

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