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George Grossmith (1) (1847–1912)

Auteur de Journal d'un homme sans importance

Pour les autres auteurs qui s'appellent George Grossmith, voyez la page de désambigüisation.

3+ oeuvres 3,317 utilisateurs 93 critiques

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Crédit image: Elliott and Fry/National Portrait Gallery

Œuvres de George Grossmith

Journal d'un homme sans importance (1892) 3,314 exemplaires, 92 critiques
A Society Clown (2013) 2 exemplaires, 1 critique
" G. G. " , 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

A Century of Humour (1935) — Contributeur — 42 exemplaires
Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories (2013) — Contributeur — 35 exemplaires

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Nom canonique
Grossmith, George
Date de naissance
1847-12-09
Date de décès
1912-03-01
Lieu de sépulture
Kensal Green Cemetery, London, England, UK
Sexe
male
Nationalité
UK
Pays (pour la carte)
England, UK
Lieu de naissance
Islington, London, England, UK
Lieu du décès
Folkestone, Kent, England, UK
Lieux de résidence
St. Pancras, London, England, UK
Hampstead, London, England, UK
Marylebone, London, England, UK
Folkestone, Kent, England, UK
Études
North London Collegiate School
Professions
comedian
entertainer
writer
author
sketch-writer
operetta singer (tout afficher 8)
operetta librettist
newspaper reporter
Relations
Grossmith, Walter Weedon (brother)
Grossmith, George [2] (child)
Grossmith, Lawrence (sibling)
Courte biographie
George Grossmith (Sr.) wrote The Diary of a Nobody with his brother Weedon (with whom he should not be combined) and was a member of the original Savoy Opera Company. He was also the father of George Grossmith Jr., a musical comedy star in the early 20th century.

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Diary of a nobody à It's a LondonThing (Avril 2007)

Critiques

A menudo he visto memorias de personas de las que nunca había oído hablar, y no acierto a comprender -por la mera razón de que yo no sea alguien- porque mi diario no habría de ser interesante. Así empieza este relato divertido de quince meses en la vida del señor Charles Pooter, un empleado de la City londinense, de clase media y con aspiraciones sociales. Van apareciendo personajes inolvidables como su esposa Carrie, o su hijo Lupin, sus amigos el Sr. Cumming y el Sr. Gowing, y la novia de Lupin, Daisy Mutlar. Registra anécdotas en este diario llenas de inocencia y de la alegría de la vida de este empleado medio y su gusto porlos juegos de palabras y los chistes. Sin pretenderlo es también un registro exacto de los modales, costumbres y experiencias de los londinenses de la época victoriana.
Esta novela cómica se imprimió en forma de libro en 1.892. Se la considera como obra de humor clásica.
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joanra21 | 91 autres critiques | Jan 3, 2024 |
"The Illustrated Diary of a Nobody" by George and Weedon Grossmith takes the classic comedic narrative of Charles Pooter's daily life and elevates it to a new level with the addition of Weedon's illustrations. The result is a delightful and entertaining reading experience that combines wit and visual charm. A quite silly book.
 
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Beckles | 91 autres critiques | Dec 4, 2023 |
Got to read after listening to the BBC adaptation. Good fun, but the edition I read had some typographical issues that detracted from the text.
½
 
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JBD1 | 91 autres critiques | Dec 3, 2023 |
Diary of a Nobody was originally written in the late 1800s as a serialisation in Punch magazine, before becoming a book. It's a comedy with a city clerk who clearly has some delusions of grandeur as the narrator, and desbribes the minutiae of his every day life. It is made funnier by the various social faux pas that he inadvertently commits and his frustrations over his son's lack of ambition. The descriptions of social gatherings are amusing if unavoidably and understandably outdated.

It's an easy quick read, and one I would probably pick up again in the future. It's not the funniest book I've ever read and rarely hilarious but often amusing.
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½
 
Signalé
Ruth72 | 91 autres critiques | Nov 14, 2023 |

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Statistiques

Œuvres
3
Aussi par
2
Membres
3,317
Popularité
#7,714
Évaluation
½ 3.7
Critiques
93
ISBN
186
Langues
13

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