The Diary of a Nobody
by George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
Publisher: A. A. Knopf 1921
Number of pages: 334
First published in 1892, this classic satire on English snobbery remains razor sharp 100 years on. The 'nobody' of the title is city clerk Mr Pooter who, inflated with pomposity well above his top hat, decides to record the daily round of his family and friends for posterity. The result is a hugely entertaining compilation of mundane mishaps and misunderstandings as poor self-important Mr Pooter endeavours to compete with the more lively characters who invade his diary. The humour of this book endures because fortunately so do the Mr Pooters of this world.
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by Edith B. Ordway - George Sully and Company
This book presents a grindstone whereon the reader may whet his wits. It is of sufficient hardness to resist the coarsest metal of broad-bladed humor, and of sufficient fineness of grain to edge the best steel of fancy.
by Gideon Wurdz - ManyBooks
An exhausting work of reference to un-certain English words, their origin, meaning, legitimate and illegitimate use, confused by a few pictures. This is a great sarcastic, witty, and sometimes a bit corny attempt at writing a dictionary.
by Jesse Lynch Williams - Charles Scribner's Sons
The first day at college: Hi, there! you big Freshman, take off your hat -- yes, we're talking to you -- take off your hat to the class above you -- stop, don't try to get by, my sober-faced young friend. That would not be nice of you.
by Mat Coward - Smashwords
Suppose all the monsters in the world went on strike. Fear is an essential part of human life, and for centuries it's been provided by vampires, werewolves, zombies and ghouls. But what happens when the monsters take to the picket line?