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The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith 1969


Title: The Diary of a Nobody
Author: George and Weedon Grossmith
Publisher: The Folio Society
Publication Date: 1969
Format: Hardback- in cardboard slipcase
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear. In cardboard slipcase. Clean boards, small inscription to front pastedown, otherwise clean pages.

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Reader's note

Add a pop of yellow to your bookshelf with this decorative 1969 Folio edition of The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith. Mr Pooter is a man of modest ambitions, content with his ordinary life. Yet he always seems to be troubled by disagreeable tradesmen, impertinent young office clerks and wayward friends, not to mention his devil-may-care son Lupin with his unsuitable choice of bride. Try as he might, he cannot avoid life's embarrassing mishaps. In the bumbling, absurd, yet ultimately endearing figure of Pooter, the Grossmiths created an immortal comic character and a superb satire on the snobberies of middle-class suburbia - one which also sends up late Victorian crazes for spiritualism and bicycling, as well as the fashion for publishing diaries by anybody and everybody. With illustrations throughout, this is a gem among a bounty of out of print, rare and stunning vintage books on our second hand bookstore.