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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Dairy of A Nobody

George Grossmith
George Grossmith (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Title: The Dairy of A Nobody
Author: George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith
Illustrations by: Weedon Grossmith.
Main characters: Charles Pooter, Caroline Pooter (Carrie), Lupin Pooter, Gowing, Cumming, Mr. Stillbrook, Sarah, Daisy Mutlar, Lilian Posh, Murray Posh, Mr. Perkupp and Mr.Hardfur Hutlee and Frank Mutlar.
Description of one of the main characters: Charles Pooter is the one who writes this dairy. His wife is Caroline, called as Carrie, and his son is Lupin Pooter. Charles Pooter works for Mr. Perkupp. He likes his diary very much. He has two best friends called Cumming and Gowing. Charles Pooter tries to make jokes. He does stupid things.
Whom I like and why: I like Caroline Pooter. She is the only sensible person of all the characters. She is trendy and she believes in spiritual séances. Her friend, Mrs. James, also does. Caroline Pooter is very kind.
Whom I dislike and why: I do not dislike any character in the story. All of them are funny in one way or the other. I do not fancy some but I do not dislike them.
Setting/theme of the story: Mr.Charles Pooter shifts to a new house in Brickfield terrace called ‘The Laurels’. He writes in his diary about each day he lives there. He writes about the trouble the tradesman and scraper gives him;  about how he spends some nice evenings with his two old friends Cumming and Gowing. He also writes about his son and how his son suddenly joins ‘Holloway Comedians’. He writes how his wife Caroline gets influenced by Mrs. James’s trendy ways. 

He tries to make stupid jokes with his friends  like:
“Doesn’t it seem odd that Gowing’s always Coming and Cumming always Going?”
In the last Lupin marries Lilian Posh. Charles gets promoted and gets more salary. He buys “The Laurels” for himself.
Part I enjoyed the most: I enjoyed the part when Lupin and Frank Mutlar act as the Blondin Donkey and make everyone laugh during the party at the Laurels.
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