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Author:
Christopher Morley
ISBN13:
978-0823212149
ISBN:
0823212149
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Publisher:
Fordham University Press; 1 edition (January 1, 1988)
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Subcategory:
Americas
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1771 kb
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1722 kb
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Rating:
4.7
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Christopher Morley (5 May 1890 – 28 March 1957) was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. He also produced stage productions for a few years and gave college lectures. Morley was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Christopher Morley (5 May 1890 – 28 March 1957) was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. His father, Frank Morley, was a mathematics professor at Haverford College; his mother, Lilian Janet Bird, was a violinist who provided Christopher with much of his later love for literature and poetry.

A charming and entertaining novel that captures the romance of books and bookshops. When you sell a man a book," says Roger Mifflin, protagonist of this classic bookselling novel, "you don't sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue-you sell him a whole new life. The Haunted Bookshop finds Mifflin and his wife, Helen McGill, ensconced in Brooklyn, where they encounter some strange goings-on in their bookstore

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Christopher Morley wrote and wrote and wrote in the 1920's, 30's and 40's Through Morley, this New York lives again and the book could be a fascinating guide, street by street, for the history-minded reader today.

Christopher Morley wrote and wrote and wrote in the 1920's, 30's and 40's. Typing away, he gave us novels such as the much-loved "Parnassus on Wheels," "Kitty Foyle," "The Haunted Bookshop," mysteries associated with his well-cherished Sherlock Holmes, and hundreds of essays. Through Morley, this New York lives again and the book could be a fascinating guide, street by street, for the history-minded reader today. The dust cover has a colored scene of the elevated railroad ("L") at twilight by John Sloan (1928) that is a fine counter-point to Morley's words. Each section is embellished by Walter Jack Duncan's pen and ink illustrations and the whole is well-bound.

A collection of fifty-five essays, written mostly in the mid-twenties but with some later examples as well, Christopher Morley¿s New York presents in rich, evocative detail New York at the end of World War I ¿ that heady time after the doughboys returned, the Twenties got roaring, the Volstead Act found itself thwarted, and a lot of progressive life got on. with its business before running into the wall of the Great Depression.

Christopher Morley's biography and life story. In 1913 Morley completed his Oxford studies and moved to Garden City, New York. On 14 June 1914 he married Helen Booth Fairchild (with whom he would have four children). Christopher Morley was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. They first lived in Hempstead, and then in Queens Village. They then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in 1920 they made their final move, to a house they called "Green Escape" in Roslyn Estates, New York. They remained there for the rest of his life.

by Christopher Morley. A collection of fifty-five essays, written mostly in the mid-twenties but with some later examples as well, Christopher Morley's New York presents in rich, evocative detail New York at the end of World War I - that heady time after the doughboys returned, the Twenties got roaring, the Volstead Act found itself thwarted, and a lot of progressive life got on.

A collection of fifty-five essays, written mostly in the mid-twenties but with some later examples as well, Christopher Morley’s New York presents in rich, evocative detail New York at the end of World War I – that heady time after the doughboys returned, the Twenties got roaring, the Volstead Act found itself thwarted, and a lot of progressive life got on with its business before running into the wall of the Great Depression. In the first section of the book, East Side, West Side, All Around the Town, we experience New York just as Morley did: through its bookstores, restaurants, taverns, waterfronts, and other locales that lent the city its unique, rough-and-tumble character. But we’re also treated to a vivid picture of Christopher Morley himself, particularly in the next section, The Three Hours for Lunch Club, in which Morley’s gusto in food, drink, companionship, conversation, and general bonhomie is plainly evident. Finally, in the last section, we experience another, suburban New York: Roslyn, Long Island, where for years Morley lived with his wife and family. Contrasted with the vulgar beauty of the city, the natural splendor Morley encountered on Long Island is particularly affecting.

This attractive volume is enhanced by the evocative period illustrations of Walter Jack Duncan, who illustrated so many Morley first editions.