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The Haunted Bookshop

By: Christopher Morley
Published By: Double9 Books
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Christopher Morley's 1919 book The Haunted Bookshop is currently considered to be American public domain. It continues to be a well-known example of "bibliomystery," a mystery novel that is set in the world of books. This thrilling book takes place in Brooklyn near the close of World War I. The narrative of Roger Mifflin, the bookseller from Parnassus on Wheels, is continued. Additionally, it describes Miss Titania Chapman and Aubrey Gilbert, a young advertising executive, on their voyage. The Haunted Bookshop is not a supernatural book. The phrase "the ghosts of all great literature" alludes to the historical ghosts that stalk every library and bookshop. Several times throughout the book, Morley alludes to the knowledge and wisdom that reading can provide through the persona of Roger Mifflin. Despite Morley's constant exhortations to read, this is largely a suspense tale. The main character, Mifflin, calls himself a "practitioner of bibliotherapy" and believes that, like doctors, booksellers can treat mental illnesses. A "librocubicularist," according to Mifflin, is someone who enjoys reading in bed. Gilbert and Mifflin discover the real plot in the book's final chapter, which goes as follows: The bookshop had been the drop-off location for the German spy who worked as a pharmacist.

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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: 158 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357275665
  • ISBN-13: 9789357275668
  • Item Weight: 189.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 9.07 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary