The Diary of a Nobody

The Diary of a Nobody

The Diary of a Nobody

The Diary of a Nobody

Synopsis

Weedon Grossmith's 1892 book presents the details of English suburban life through the anxious and accident-prone character of Charles Porter. Porter'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.

Excerpt

Why should I not publish my diary? I have often seen reminiscences of people I have never even heard of, and I fail to see--because I do not happen to be a 'Somebody'--why my diary should not be interesting. My only regret if that I did not commence it when I was a youth.

CHARLES POOTEER

The Laurels, Brickfield Terrace, Holloway . . .

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