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"I left the room with silent dignity, but caught my foot in the mat." -- George Grossmith
George Grossmith (9 December 1847 – 1 March 1912) was an English comedian, writer, composer, actor, and singer. His performing career spanned more than four decades. As a writer and composer, he created 18 comic operas, nearly 100 musical sketches, some 600 songs and piano pieces, three books and both serious and comic pieces for newspapers and magazines.

Grossmith is best remembered for two aspects of his career. First, he created a series of nine memorable characters in the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan from 1877 to 1889, including Sir Joseph Porter, in H.M.S. Pinafore (1878), the Major-General in The Pirates of Penzance (1880) and Ko-Ko in The Mikado (1885—87). Second, he wrote, in collaboration with his brother Weedon, the 1892 comic novel Diary of a Nobody.

Grossmith was also famous in his day for performing his own comic piano sketches and songs, both before and after his Gilbert and Sullivan days, becoming the most popular British solo performer of the 1890s. Some of his comic songs endure today, including "See Me Dance the Polka". He continued to perform into the first decade of the 20th century. His son, George Grossmith, Jr., became a famous actor, playwright and producer of Edwardian musical comedies.

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Total Books: 50
Diario de un don nadie
2013 - Diario De Un Don Nadie [Otras Latitudes - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788492683833
ISBN-10: 849268383X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Diary of a Nobody
2012 - Diary of a Nobody [Penguin Essentials] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780241956861
ISBN-10: 0241956862
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Diary of a Nobody
2010 - The Diary of a Nobody [Vintage Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780099540885
ISBN-10: 0099540886
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Grossmith Diary of a Nobody
2010 - Grossmith Diary of a Nobody (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781451506990
ISBN-10: 1451506996
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Diary of a Nobody  George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith
2010 - The Diary of a Nobody George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith [by] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781152230187
ISBN-10: 1152230182
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A Society Clown Reminiscences
2009 - A Society Clown Reminiscences (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151308191
ISBN-10: 1151308196
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A Society Clown
2009 - A Society Clown [1888] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781120130877
ISBN-10: 1120130875
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Dairy of a Nobody
2008 - The Dairy of a Nobody [Collector's Library] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781905716432
ISBN-10: 1905716435
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Diary of a Nobody Library Edition
The Diary of a Nobody Library Edition (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781441705785
ISBN-10: 1441705783
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