Diary Of A Nobody Grossmith Diary of A Provincial Lady Delafield Folio Society 1979


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Diary Of A Nobody George and Weedon by Grossmith & Diary of A Provincial Lady by Delafield

The Diary of a Nobody is so unassuming a work that even its author, George Grossmith, seemed unaware that he had produced a masterpiece. For more than a century this wonderfully comic portrayal of suburban life and values has remained in print, a source of delight to generations of readers, and a major literary influence, much imitated but never equalled. If you don't recognise yourself at some point in The Diary you are probably less than human. If you can read it without laughing aloud you have no sense of humour. Drawings by John Lawrence

The Diary of a Provincial Lady is a brilliantly observed comic novel, as funny and fresh today as when it was first written. Widely regarded as one of the funniest English authors and an heir to Jane Austen, E.M. Delafield was born in Sussex in 1890. She took the name Delafield to distinguish herself from her mother (De la Pasture), also a novelist, and wrote over 30 books which could be as laugh-out-loud funny as PG Wodehouse before her death in 1943.


  • Diary Of A Nobody Folio Society Eleventh Printing No.270 1996
  • Diary of A Provincial Lady Folio Society First Edition No. 442 1979
  • Publisher Folio Society, London; 1994
  • Decorated Cloth Hardback, 165, 170 pp
  • Size 230 x 130mm, 950g

Condition: Very Good – No Inscriptions, Very Good Copies

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