I warn you, said the funny looking little man with the red beard, I m here to sell this caravan of culture, and by the bones of Swinburne I think your brother s the man to buy it Christopher Morley s unforgettably weird classic tale of adventure on a traveling bookstore called Parnassus, drawn by a steed called Pegasus Not to be missed.
Parnassus on Wheels I warn you said the funny looking little man with the red beard I m here to sell this caravan of culture and by the bones of Swinburne I think your brother s the man to buy it Christopher Morley s
Title: Parnassus on Wheels
Author: Christopher Morley
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About the Author
Christopher Morley was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania while his father was a mathematics professor at Haverford College Morley graduated from this same school in 1910 as valedictorian He then went to New College, Oxford University for three years on a Rhodes Scholarship, studying modern history Arriving home, he headed out to Garden City to begin his life of letters at Doubleday, where he worked as a publicist and publisher s reader About this time he married Helen Fairchild, and they lived first in Hempstead, and then in Queens Village Morley moved to Philadelphia where he got his start as a newspaper reporter and then columnist for various publications In 1920, he returned to New York City and took a job writing the column The Bowling Green for the New York Evening Post 1 He was one of the founders and long time contributing editor of the Saturday Review of Literature A highly gregarious man, he was the mainstay of what he dubbed the Three Hours for Lunch Club Out of enthusiasm for the Sherlock Holmes stories, he became the founder of the Baker Street Irregulars and wrote the introduction to the standard omnibus edition of The Complete Sherlock Holmes In 1936 he was appointed to revise and enlarge Bartlett s Familiar Quotations 1937, 1948 He was one of the first judges for the Book of the Month Club, serving in that position until the early 1950s.Author of than 100 books of essays, poetry, and novels, Morley is probably best known as the author of Kitty Foyle 1939 , which was made into an Academy Award winning movie Other well known works include Thunder on the Left 1925 , and The Haunted Bookshop 1919 and Parnassus on Wheels 1917 , his two novels of a fictional bookseller.For most of his life, he lived in Roslyn Heights, Nassau County, Long Island, commuting to the city on the Long Island Rail Road, about which he wrote affectionately In 1961, a 98 acre park was named in his honor in Nassau County This park preserves his studio, the Knothole , as a point of interest, his furniture and bookcases available to the historically interested public.