The Diary Of A Nobody

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1880s: Charles Pooter is a middle-aged clerk in London, a 'Nobody' who aspires to be a 'Somebody'. In a diary covering fifteen months of his life, and that of his family, friends and acquaintances, we meet a man who is, in turns, hard-working, loyal, honest - and vain, pompous and gullible. Charles strives to deal with embarrassments, parties, home improvements, and a troublesome son; and the small-minded but essentially decent suburban world he inhabits is both hilarious and painfully familiar.

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George Grossmith (1847 – 1912) was an English comedian, writer, composer, actor, and singer. His performing career spanned more than four decades. As a writer and composer, he created 18 comic operas, nearly 100 musical sketches, some 600 songs and piano pieces, three books and both serious and comic pieces for newspapers and magazines. Grossmith is best remembered for two aspects of his career. First, he created a series of nine memorable characters in the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan from 1877 to 1889, including Sir Joseph Porter, in H.M.S. Pinafore (1878), the Major-General in The Pirates of Penzance (1880) and Ko-Ko in The Mikado (1885–87). Second, he wrote, in collaboration with his brother Weedon, the 1892 comic novel The Diary of a Nobody. Grossmith was also famous in his day for performing his own comic piano sketches and songs, both before and after his Gilbert and Sullivan days, becoming the most popular British solo performer of the 1890s. Walter Weedon Grossmith (1854 – 1919), was an English writer, painter, actor and playwright best known as co-author of The Diary of a Nobody (1892) with his famous brother, music hall comedian and Gilbert and Sullivan star, George Grossmith. Grossmith trained as a painter, but was unable to make a living in that capacity and went on the stage largely for financial reasons. He was successful as an actor and as an impresario, and wrote several plays. As an actor he specialised in comedy roles, and his typical characters, harassed and scheming, became so identified with him that the "Weedon Grossmith part" became a regular feature of the theatre of his day.

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