Divertente e sagace, se vi è piaciuto Three men in a boat, questo libro vi conquisterà!!
Il protagonista, Mr Pooter mi ha fatto una tenerezza indicibile, anche se spesso avrei voluto scrollarlo e fargli avere un po' più di polso.. Però vabbé, non i può non volergli bene e fare il tifo per lui!!
Lupin.. Io Lupin lo avrei preso a padellate sulla nuca una pagina sì e una pure!!!!!
Diary Of A Nobody was, apparently, an instant hit in its day (1888-89) when it was serialized in Punch magazine. It would do one good to remember that it has never been out of print which is no small accomplishment.
It is an amusing and delightful comedy of Victorian errors and manners written in the form of a fictitious diary. It will not take you long to read and it will certainly entertain you if you are in the mood for something light, funny, and genteel. If you have just come off reading a violent or blood-soaked thriller/mystery, then this may be just the ticket to give your adrenal glands a rest and your chuckle factory a bit of a work out instead.
It is out of copyright and therefore, being in the public domain, is available free online. So grab a copy over atwww.gutenburg.org, or read it online at www.authorama.com if you also want the benefit of the original illustrations....Continua
First published episodically in Punch, 1892. This edition, Penguin 1975
This really needs no introduction – I have several ancient anthologies of humour which fail to crack a smile from front to back, but Diary of a Nobody remains a classic, sending up ponderous Victorian suburbia with knowing wit....Continua
... a pity that I'd leaned the book from a library and hadn't the time to read it all before the term's end. However, I will buy a copy as soon as possible, because not only this fictional diary is relevant to one interested in observing literary devices of (self)representation in British Victorian society, but it's also quite entertaining, at least if you appreciate that sort of humour... I won't spoil punch lines and puns, though....Continua