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The Diary of a Nobody

by Grossmith, George and Weedon

Condition: Fine/No Jacket

London: The Folio Society, 1989. (UK) 7th Printing No markings, Fine; no dust jacket as published, in Fine green slipcase. Illus yellow cloth, 165pp. Pen drawings. This is a British comedic novel whose main character is a man named George Pooter, and has never been out of print since in appeared in Punch in 1888-1889. George Grossmith was a comedian with roles in the principal Gilbert and Sullivan operas, and Weedon was an artist and illustrator. This book is generally recognized as a classic work of humour and helped to establish a genre of humorous popular fiction based on lower-middle class aspirations. (1.6 JM FO 6/7. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by LAWRENCE, John. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

The Diary of a Nobody, an English comic novel written by George Grossmith and his brother Weedon Grossmith with illustrations by Weedon, first appeared in the magazine Punch in 1888 – 89, and was printed in book form in 1892. It is considered a classic work of humour. The diary is that of Mr. Charles Pooter, a city clerk of lower middle-class status but significant social aspirations, living in Upper Holloway.


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