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The Diary of a Nobody

George Grossmith

The Diary of a Nobody is the fictitious record of fifteen months in the life of Charles Pooter, his family, friends and small circle of acquaintances. It first appeared, serialised in Punch magazine and might be regarded as the first ‘blog’; being a record of the simplicities and humiliations in the life of this mundane, but upright, city clerk, who had an incontestable faith that a record of his daily life was worth preserving for posterity. Set in about 1891 in Holloway, which was then a typical suburb of the impecuniously respectable kind, the authors contrive a record of the manners, customs and experiences of the late Victorian era. The bare record of facts, simply recorded, manages to be humorous rather than dull, no doubt because of the usual occupations of the authors. George Grossmith (1847-1912) was an actor and comedian. Weedon Grossmith (1852-1919) was an entertainer and illustrated the original work. (Summary by Martin Clifton)

The Diary of a Nobody is the fictitious record of fifteen months in the life of Charles Pooter, his family, friends and small circle of acquaintances. It first appeared, serialised in Punch magazine and might be regarded as the first ‘blog’; being a record of the simplicities and humiliations in the life of this mundane, but upright, city clerk, who had an incontestable faith that a record of his daily life was worth preserving for posterity. Set in about 1891 in Holloway, which was then a typical suburb of the impecuniously respectable kind, the authors contrive a record of the manners, customs and experiences of the late Victorian era. The bare record of facts, simply recorded, manages to be humorous rather than dull, no doubt because of the usual occupations of the authors. George Grossmith (1847-1912) was an actor and comedian. Weedon Grossmith (1852-1919) was an entertainer and illustrated the original work. (Summary by Martin Clifton)
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Genres:

Humor

Description:

The Diary of a Nobody is the fictitious record of fifteen months in the life of Charles Pooter, his family, friends and small circle of acquaintances. It first appeared, serialised in Punch magazine and might be regarded as the first ‘blog’; being a record of the simplicities and humiliations in the life of this mundane, but upright, city clerk, who had an incontestable faith that a record of his daily life was worth preserving for posterity. Set in about 1891 in Holloway, which was then a typical suburb of the impecuniously respectable kind, the authors contrive a record of the manners, customs and experiences of the late Victorian era. The bare record of facts, simply recorded, manages to be humorous rather than dull, no doubt because of the usual occupations of the authors. George Grossmith (1847-1912) was an actor and comedian. Weedon Grossmith (1852-1919) was an entertainer and illustrated the original work. (Summary by Martin Clifton)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

4h 22m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:51


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:43