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The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith

She laughs and we have anal and a slice of the diary of a nobody loaf. The question will arise, however, as to whether the first sentence needed a tense change, seeing it was written yesterday. The doorbell will ring. A fleshy bone arrangement with organs will stand there and say: I realised that would probably be a mistake.

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He tries to attract attention by pirouetting on the coffee table, but at his age the best he can manage is a forward roll on the settee. Lupin pooh-poohs this notion.

Later, Pooter learns that he and his friends have lost their investment; indeed, Lupin's stockbroking firm has collapsed entirely and its principal has fled. Lupin is thus unemployed; worse, that same day the engagement of Daisy Mutlar to Murray Posh is announced.

However, in Pooter's eyes the situation the diary of a nobody redeemed when Mr Perkupp offers Lupin a clerkship. April begins with another social disaster. The Pooters receive an invitation to a ball given by the East The diary of a nobody Rifle Brigade, which they imagine will be a glittering occasion.

It turns out to be shabby and down-at-heel; furthermore, having liberally supplied fellow-guests—among them Mr Padge—with food and drink which he thinks is free, Pooter is presented at the end with a large bill that he can barely afford to pay.

Other social events also turn sour: On another occasion they meet a loud and over-opinionated American, Mr Hardfur Huttle who, Pooter realises, is like a mature version of Lupin.

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Lupin is sacked from Perkupps for persuading their top client, Mr Crowbillion, to the diary of a nobody his business to another firm. Lupin moves to lodgings in Bayswater, where Pooter and Carrie are invited to dine and where they meet Murray's sister, known as "Lillie Girl", a woman of around Pooter is summoned to meet Hardfur Huttle, who offers The diary of a nobody a new client to replace Mr Crowbillion.

The diary of a nobody is so grateful to Pooter for this introduction that he buys up the freehold of "The Laurels" and presents the deeds to Pooter. As the couple celebrate, a letter arrives from Lupin announcing his engagement to "Lillie Girl": Publication and reception history[ edit ] "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.

Arrowsmith Ltd published the Diary in book form, [8] although its critical and popular success was not evident until the third edition appeared in October After the First World War the book's popularity continued to grow; regular reprintings and new editions ensured that thereafter the book was never out of print.


Audiobook versions have been available since The Review's critic thought the book "admirable, and in some of its touches [it] goes close to genius", with a natural and irresistible appeal: It questioned the tastefulness of jokes aimed the diary of a nobody exclusively at the poverty of underpaid city clerks, and concluded: Our way of manufacturing fun is different".

By the Diary was beginning to achieve a reputation in London's literary and political circles. In his essay "On People in Books", published earlier that year, the writer and humourist Hilaire Belloc hailed the Diary as "one of the half-dozen immortal achievements of our the diary of a nobody I regard any bedroom I occupy as unfurnished without a copy of it".

Birrell wrote that he ranked Charles Pooter alongside Don Quixote as a comic literary figure, and added a note of personal pride that one of the characters in the book—"an illiterate charwoman, it is true"—carried his name.

The edition proved immediately popular with the reading public, and was followed by numerous reprintings. The reviewer recommended the book's "quaint drollery, its whimsical satire and delightfully quiet irony".