The Diary of a Nobody

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The Diary of a Nobody  (1919) 
George Grossmith & Weedon Grossmith
Fourth edition. First published 1892

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The Diary of a Nobody


BY

GEORGE GROSSMITH

AND

WEEDON GROSSMITH


WITH ILLUSTRATIONS

BY

WEEDON GROSSMITH

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BRISTOL
J. W. Arrowsmith Ltd., Printers, Quay Street

LONDON
Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company Limited



First Edition, June, 1892.
Reprinted, April, 1894.
Reprinted, May, 1894.
Second Edition, September, 1905.
Third Edition, October, 1910.
Reprinted, November, 1910.
Reprinted, November, 1910.
Reprinted, November, 1910.
Reprinted, December, 1910.
Reprinted, November, 1911.
Reprinted, June, 1913.
Reprinted, October, 1917.
Reprinted, August, 1918.
Reprinted, September, 1919.
Fourth Edition, October, 1919.



Appreciations by


LORD ROSEBERY.

The Rt. Hon. AUGUSTINE BIRRELL.

Mr. HILAIRE BELLOC.



THE DIARY OF A NOBODY


ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN


PUNCH,


AND IS RE-PUBLISHED BY THE PERMISSION OF


THE PROPRIETORS,


MESSRS. BRADBURY AND AGNEW.


THE DIARY HAS SINCE BEEN CONSIDERABLY ADDED TO.


THE EXCELLENT TITLE


WAS SUGGESTED BY OUR MUTUAL FRIEND,


F. C. Burnand,


TO WHOM WE HAVE THE GREAT PLEASURE OF


DEDICATING THIS VOLUME.


GEORGE GROSSMITH,
WEEDON GROSSMITH.


London, June, 1892.



Introduction by Mr. Pooter.




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. My only regret is that I did not commence it when I was a youth.

Charles Pooter.


The Laurels,

Brickfield Terrace,
Holloway.


Chapters


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1919, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.