The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith audiobook

The Diary of a Nobody

By George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith
Read by Martin Jarvis

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4.87 Hours Unabridged
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This delightful Victorian comic diary is a classic of English humor which has never been out of print since its first publication in 1892. City clerk Charles Pooter asks: “Why should I not publish my diary … because I do not happen to be a ‘somebody’?” He proceeds to catalog all the social clangers he unwittingly makes as he bumbles his way through everyday life in Victorian London.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

This delightful Victorian comic diary is a classic of English humor which has never been out of print since its first publication in 1892. City clerk Charles Pooter asks: “Why should I not publish my diary … because I do not happen to be a ‘somebody’?” He proceeds to catalog all the social clangers he unwittingly makes as he bumbles his way through everyday life in Victorian London.

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Editorial Reviews

“Martin Jarvis simply owns this comic novel about hapless London city clerk Charles Pooter, an endearing stuffed shirt whose life is a series of misunderstandings. Written in 1892 by two actor brothers, one of whom starred in Gilbert and Sullivan’s operettas, this fictitious diary gives voice to the grandiose hopes, simple pleasures, near misses, and outright disasters that comprise most peoples’ lives. Jarvis’s Pooter speaks with orotund vowels and a bemused tone. As this is a diary, Pooter necessarily tells the story, but Jarvis gives such life to Pooter’s comments about his companions that we imagine their voices clearly. The diary is interspersed with snippets of period classical music, which add to the all-around pleasure. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: George Grossmith

Author Bio: George Grossmith

George Grossmith (1847–1912) and Weedon Grossmith (1852–1919), were brothers whose father was a friend of Henry Irving (whose theater was managed by Bram Stoker), Ellen Terry and her family, and other theatrical people. Both pursued successful theatrical careers. In 1888 The Diary of a Nobody began to appear in Punch, with text by both brothers and illustrations by Weedon. Its popularity with a wide range of readership was immediate, and has not faltered.

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Author Bio: Weedon Grossmith

Author Bio: Weedon Grossmith

George Grossmith (1847–1912) and Weedon Grossmith (1852–1919), were brothers whose father was a friend of Henry Irving (whose theater was managed by Bram Stoker), Ellen Terry and her family, and other theatrical people. Both pursued successful theatrical careers. In 1888 The Diary of a Nobody began to appear in Punch, with text by both brothers and illustrations by Weedon. Its popularity with a wide range of readership was immediate, and has not faltered.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 4.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English