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Parnassus on Wheels

Morley, Christopher (Book - 2010 )
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The beguiling but little known prequel to Christopher Morely's beloved Haunted Bookshop (Dodo Press, 2007), the story of a fictional travelling book-selling business. Here, the new life which the travelling bookman delivers to Helen McGill, who buys the business from him, provides for a romantic comedy which drives this charming love letter to a life dedicated to books. This prequel, the first in a series of three novels written in 1917, is written from a woman's perspective.
Authors: Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957
Title: Parnassus on wheels
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House, c2010
Characteristics: 142 p. ;,18 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Christopher Morley
Notes: Originally published: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1917
ISBN: 1935554115
9781935554110
Branch Call Number: FICTION MORLEY 2010
Subject Headings: Tramps Fiction Women booksellers Fiction Brothers and sisters Fiction Women farmers Fiction Single women Fiction Traveling sales personnel Fiction Booksellers and bookselling Fiction
Genre/Form: Road fiction
Topical Term: Tramps
Women booksellers
Brothers and sisters
Women farmers
Single women
Traveling sales personnel
Booksellers and bookselling
LCCN: 2010011978
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Book store drawn by a horse, curated by a passionate reader, with accompanying dog - and a bit of romance and humor. What could be better? Plus, Ann Patchett named her bookstore for this book.

The beguiling but little known prequel to Christopher Morely's beloved Haunted Bookshop is the story of a fictional travelling book-selling business.

Parnassus on Wheels is the story of an adventuresome man who travels through New England in 1915 on his bookwagon, hoping to enlighten numerous communities. He becomes involved in many roadside brawls and heroic escapes in the process.


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Dec 22, 2013
  • djbenke rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book. Good characters, well developed plot, and a love of books, what more could you ask for.

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