The Diary of a Nobody

The Diary of a Nobody

by George and Weedon Grossmith, Kate Flint (Editor)


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The brothers George and Weedon Grossmith were known primarily as Gilbert and Sullivan collaborators before they wrote their classic 1892 comic novel 'The Diary of a Nobody'. A record of fifteen months in the life of a London clerk, the novel slyly satirises the conventions of lower middle-class English life.

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ISBN-13: 9780199540150
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/28/2008
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 251,029
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

'George Grossmith' was an English writer, composer, actor, singer and comedian of the Victorian era. As a performer, he was most famous for creating several memorable characters in Gilbert and Sullivan's original plays and musicals. He acted in the first productions of 'H.M.S. Pinafore' (1878), 'The Pirates of Penzance' (1880) and 'The Mikado' (1885-87). His writing consisted mainly of comic sketches, with the best-known being 'The Diary of a Nobody' (1892), written with his brother, Weedon. Grossmith died in 1912.
'Weedon Grossmith' was an English writer, painter, actor and playwright of the Victorian era. Although he trained as a painter, he was more successful on stage. He collaborated with his brother George, one of the most successful light comedy actors of the time, in writing 'The Diary of a Nobody' and contributed all the pen-and-ink illustrations for it. He died in 1919 at the age of 65.

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