Parnassus on Wheels

Parnassus on Wheels
Author: Christopher Morley
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2023-12-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9359328715

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Christopher Morley's story "Parnassus on Wheels" is a joy. Helen McGill, a middle-aged spinster, has spent her life caring for her brother Andrew and their lucrative traveling bookshop known as "Parnassus." This book is classified as historical fiction, and it is a brilliant collection of ideas compacted into a single draft for readers of all ages to read. With an eye-catching new cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of "Parnassus on Wheels" is both current and legible. She, on the other hand, yearns for adventure and freedom. Helen's life takes an unexpected turn when Roger Mifflin, an interesting and strange story salesman, appears at her door with an offer to buy Parnassus. Fearing that her brother is wasting his life on the road, Helen decides to sell the bookstore and embark on her own creative trip. As she meets new people and navigates the world of bookselling, she rapidly realizes that living on the road can be both exciting and challenging. Helen and Roger form an unusual and touching friendship as they travel together, discovering not only literary delights but additionally the joys of company.

The Haunted Bookshop

The Haunted Bookshop
Author: Christopher Morley
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-09-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1513210351

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The Haunted Bookshop (1919) is a novel by Christopher Morley. Although less popular than Kitty Foyle (1939), a novel adapted into an Academy Award-winning film, The Haunted Bookshop is a fast-paced thriller that deserves a modern audience. From unassuming beginnings as a tale about a lovelorn advertising salesman who visits a charming bookstore, The Haunted Bookshop quickly morphs into a story of paranoia, stalking, and kidnapping. “If you are ever in Brooklyn, that borough of superb sunsets and magnificent vistas of husband-propelled baby-carriages, it is to be hoped you may chance upon a quiet by-street where there is a very remarkable bookshop.” In need of a new client, Aubrey Gilbert steps into a bookstore on a quiet Brooklyn street. There, he meets Roger Mifflin, the store’s owner, who inundates the adman with information on the value of books. Although he fails to get Mifflin’s business, Gilbert is drawn to Titania Chapman, the man’s beautiful young assistant who just so happens to be the daughter of Gilbert’s most important client. As mysterious occurrences begin to pile up—a valuable book is stolen, Gilbert is assaulted, and a strange man is found lurking in the alleyway behind the store—it becomes clear that Titania is in grave danger. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Christopher Morley’s The Haunted Bookshop is a classic of American literature reimagined for modern readers.

Literary Starbucks

Literary Starbucks
Author: Nora Katz
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-08-23
Genre: Humor
ISBN: 1250096804

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From the creators of the eponymous viral Tumblr comes a single day with your favorite authors in one Twilight-Zone-esque Starbucks... Ever wonder which intricate, elaborately-named drinks might be consumed if your favorite authors and characters wandered into a Starbucks? How many pumpkin lattes J.K. Rowling would drink? Or if Cormac McCarthy needed caffeine, which latte would be laconic enough? Look no further; LITERARY STARBUCKS explores such pressing matters with humor and erudition. Set over the course of a single day, and replete with puns and satirized literary styles, the three authors go darker, stronger, and more global than the blog in book format, including illustrations by acclaimed New Yorker cover artist and cartoonist Harry Bliss.

kitty foyle

kitty foyle
Author: chritopher morley
Publisher:
Total Pages: 308
Release: 1939
Genre:
ISBN:

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The Friendly Road - New Adventures in Contentment

The Friendly Road - New Adventures in Contentment
Author: David Grayson
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2022-11-25
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 3368437143

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Reproduction of the original.

The Bookshop on the Corner

The Bookshop on the Corner
Author: Jenny Colgan
Publisher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-09-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0062467263

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Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect book for her readers. But can she write her own happy-ever-after? In this valentine to readers, librarians, and book-lovers the world over, the New York Times-bestselling author of Little Beach Street Bakery returns with a funny, moving new novel for fans of Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop. Nina is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion… and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more. Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobile — a mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling. From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers there’s plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place that’s beginning to feel like home… a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.

Where the Blue Begins

Where the Blue Begins
Author: Christopher Morley
Publisher:
Total Pages: 234
Release: 1922
Genre: Dogs in literature
ISBN:

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Gissing, a dog, lives alone comfortably in a country house in the Canine Estates until he becomes a father, which changes everything.

American Jezebel

American Jezebel
Author: Eve LaPlante
Publisher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2009-04-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0061926957

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In 1637, Anne Hutchinson, a forty-six-year-old midwife who was pregnant with her sixteenth child, stood before forty male judges of the Massachusetts General Court, charged with heresy and sedition. In a time when women could not vote, hold public office, or teach outside the home, the charismatic Hutchinson wielded remarkable political power. Her unconventional ideas had attracted a following of prominent citizens eager for social reform. Hutchinson defended herself brilliantly, but the judges, faced with a perceived threat to public order, banished her for behaving in a manner "not comely for [her] sex." Written by one of Hutchinson's direct descendants, American Jezebel brings both balance and perspective to Hutchinson's story. It captures this American heroine's life in all its complexity, presenting her not as a religious fanatic, a cardboard feminist, or a raging crank—as some have portrayed her—but as a flesh-and-blood wife, mother, theologian, and political leader. The book narrates her dramatic expulsion from Massachusetts, after which her judges, still threatened by her challenges, promptly built Harvard College to enforce religious and social orthodoxies—making her the mid-wife to the nation's first college. In exile, she settled Rhode Island, becoming the only woman ever to co-found an American colony. The seeds of the American struggle for women's and human rights can be found in the story of this one woman's courageous life. American Jezebel illuminates the origins of our modern concepts of religious freedom, equal rights, and free speech, and showcases an extraordinary woman whose achievements are astonishing by the standards of any era.

Travels in Philadelphia

Travels in Philadelphia
Author: Christopher Morley
Publisher:
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1920
Genre: History
ISBN:

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The Standard Doyle Company

The Standard Doyle Company
Author: Christopher Morley
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 452
Release: 1990
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780823212927

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The cult of Sherlock Holmes and its organizational centerpiece, The Baker Street Irregulars, were products of the fertile mind of Christopher Morley (1890-1957), one of the most versatile and prolific writers of the first half of the twentieth century. Novelist, essayist, columnist, Book-of-the-Month Club judge, poet, panelist, and promoter, Morley was an avid exponent of the literature he loved. Few writers were closer to his heart than Arthur Conan Doyle, whose tales of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were still being penned during Morley's boyhood. This collection is a virtual anthology of Morley's many styles. In addition to old favorites like "In Memoriam Sherlock Holmes," the preface to the Doubleday edition of The Complete Sherlock Holmes published in 1930 and probably the most widely read Sherlockian essay of them all, here are previously unpublished or never-before-collected essays, poems, short stories, and even a play. Excerpts from the fifteen years of Morley's columns in the Saturday Review of Literature and a decade of his "Clinical Notes by a Resident Patient" in the Baker Street Journal (currently published by Fordham University Press) cover ever aspect of Holmes's world - from dressing gowns to Turkish baths, from beekeeping to the "B" in 221B Baker Street. As Morley put it in his little-known reader for high-school students, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, "A Textbook of Friendship, "The beginning reader of Sherlock Holmes concerns himself with little more than attentive enjoyment, but there is a post-graduate school as well. There is a special and superior pleasure in reading anything so much more carefully than its author ever did." The Standard Doyle Company - Morley's punning title for the Baker Street Irregulars - is an advanced syllabus for the lover of Sherlockian literature and lore.