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Parnassus on Wheels

By: Christopher Morley
Published By: Double9 Books
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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.

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Christopher Morley

Christopher Morley was an American journalist, novelist, essayist, and poet who lived from May 5, 1890, until March 28, 1957. He also provided college lectures and staged theater performances for a while. Pennsylvania's Bryn Mawr is where Morley was born. Christopher's mother, Lilian Janet Bird, was a violinist who greatly influenced his subsequent love of literature and poetry. His father, Frank Morley, was a mathematics professor at Haverford College. The family relocated to Baltimore, Maryland, in 1900. Christopher enrolled in Haverford College in 1906 and graduated as valedictorian in 1910. Then, on a Rhodes scholarship, he spent three years at New College in Oxford studying modern history. After completing his studies at Oxford, Morley relocated to New York City. He wed Helen Booth Fairchild on June 14, 1914, and the two of them had four kids together, including Louise Morley Cochrane. They initially resided in Hempstead before moving to Queens Village. After that, they relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before making their last transfer to a residence they named "Green Escape" in Roslyn Estates, New York, in 1920. For the rest of his life, they stayed there.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 92Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359328715
  • ISBN-13:9789359328713
  • Item Weight: 138g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 5.53mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Romance / General