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THE DIARY OF A NOBODY
Classics

THE DIARY OF A NOBODY

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Martin Jarvis

Classics • 5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Martin Jarvis simply owns this comic novel about hapless London city clerk Charles Pooter, an endearing stuffed shirt whose life is a series of misunderstandings. Written in 1892 by two actor brothers, one of whom starred in Gilbert and Sullivan’s operettas, this fictitious diary gives voice to the grandiose hopes, simple pleasures, near misses, and outright disasters that comprise most peoples’ lives. Jarvis’s Pooter speaks with orotund vowels and a bemused tone. As this is a diary, Pooter necessarily tells the story, but Jarvis gives such life to Pooter’s comments about his companions that we imagine their voices clearly. The diary is interspersed with snippets of period classical music, which add to the all-around pleasure. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Naxos AudioBooks • 2006

CD ISBN $28.98 • Four CDs

DD ISBN $20.29

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