The Diary of a Nobody

Ranked #71 in Diaries

Weedon Grossmith's 1892 book presents the details of English suburban life through the anxious and accident-prone character of Charles Pooter. Pooter's diary chronicles his daily routine, which includes small parties, minor embarrassments, home improvements, and his relationship with a troublesome son. The small minded but essentially decent suburban world he inhabits is both hilarious and painfully familiar. This edition features Weedon Grossmith's illustrations and an introduction which discusses the story's social context. less

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Moose Allain Also a great, very funny book. (Source)

Allen MacDuffie Class is just all over this book … but there are subtler and stranger moments in that book that I find more intriguing. (Source)

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