WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The eternal hard-done by Charles Pooter is the most timeless comic character in English fiction. He is the lovably absurd everyman. Quietly self-satisfied, intent on keeping up appearances, sublimely ignorant of his own pretensions and snobberies. His rose tinted vision of his lot, as one of dignified social grace, is unwittingly exposed at every turn, to hilarious effect.