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Obras por Christopher Morley

The Haunted Bookshop (1919) 2,051 exemplares
Parnassus on Wheels (1917) 1,776 exemplares
Kitty Foyle (1939) 189 exemplares
Where the Blue Begins (1922) 160 exemplares
Thunder on the Left (1925) 147 exemplares
The Trojan Horse (1937) 89 exemplares
Human Being (1932) 61 exemplares
Shandygaff (1918) 52 exemplares
Pipefuls (1920) 48 exemplares
Mince Pie (1919) 42 exemplares
Thorofare (1942) 41 exemplares
Ex Libris Carissimis (1932) 41 exemplares
I Know a Secret (1927) 40 exemplares
Ex Libris (1936) 38 exemplares
The Romany Stain (1926) 36 exemplares
Modern Essays (1921) — Editor — 33 exemplares
Chimneysmoke (1777) 32 exemplares
John Mistletoe (1931) 31 exemplares
Swiss Family Manhattan (1932) 30 exemplares
Travels in Philadelphia (1920) 30 exemplares
Songs for a Little House (1917) 29 exemplares
Pleased To Meet You (1927) 27 exemplares
Christopher Morley's New York (1988) 26 exemplares
Kathleen (1920) 26 exemplares
Pandora Lifts the Lid (1924) 25 exemplares
Tales From a Rolltop Desk (2016) 23 exemplares
In the Sweet Dry and Dry (2009) 21 exemplares
The Arrow (1927) 21 exemplares
Rudolph and Amina (1931) 20 exemplares
Seacoast of Bohemia (1929) 20 exemplares
The Powder of Sympathy (1923) 19 exemplares
The Tree That Didn't Get Trimmed (1942) 19 exemplares
Translations from the Chinese (1922) 19 exemplares
Essays (1928) 16 exemplares
Off the Deep End (1929) 15 exemplares
The Ironing Board (1949) 14 exemplares
History of an autumn (1939) 14 exemplares
The Panorama of Modern Literature (1934) 14 exemplares
Streamlines (1936) 14 exemplares
44 Essays (1925) 13 exemplares
Notes on Bermuda 13 exemplares
The Rocking Horse (2004) 13 exemplares
Inward Ho! (1923) 13 exemplares
Christopher Morley's Philadelphia (1990) 13 exemplares
Gentlemen's Relish (1955) 13 exemplares
Internal Revenue (1933) 12 exemplares
Parsons' pleasure (2005) 11 exemplares
Born in a Beer Garden 11 exemplares
Mandarin in Manhattan. (1933) 10 exemplares
Poems (1936) 10 exemplares
One Act Plays 9 exemplares
Hide and seek 9 exemplares
Morley's Magnum (1935) 9 exemplares
Passivity program 9 exemplares
Rehearsal, a Play 9 exemplares
Religio Journalistici (2011) 9 exemplares
The Eight Sin 8 exemplares
Preface to "Bartlett" (1937) 8 exemplares
Letters of Askance (1939) 7 exemplares
"When we speak of a tenth--" (1931) 7 exemplares
Morleys Variety (1944) 6 exemplares
The Bowling Green 6 exemplares
Eine Buchhandlung auf Reisen (2016) 6 exemplares
Friends, Romans .... 6 exemplares
Spirit level, and other poems (1946) 6 exemplares
Toulemonde 5 exemplares
Christopher Morely's Omnibus (1933) 5 exemplares
No Crabb No Christmas 5 exemplares
Outward bound 5 exemplares
The palette knife (1929) 5 exemplares
Conrad and the Reporters (1923) 5 exemplares
Good theatre 4 exemplares
Goodbye to Spring. (1937) 4 exemplares
A Letter to Leonora (1928) 4 exemplares
Two fables 4 exemplares
Impromptu poem for Ben Abramson (1931) 4 exemplares
Safety pins and other essays (1925) 4 exemplares
Murder with a Difference (1946) 4 exemplares
On the nose 4 exemplares
Kitty Foyle matchbook 3 exemplares
And a sun-burned nose 3 exemplares
Kitty 3 exemplares
Proofreader's mind 3 exemplares
The Ship Tusitala 3 exemplares
The Last Pipe 3 exemplares
Christmas Eve 3 exemplares
The Story of Ginger Cubes (2014) 3 exemplares
Kathleen, pp. 1-171 (2015) 3 exemplares
Rare Books: An Essay 3 exemplares
MODERN ESSAYS--SECOND SERIES (1927) 3 exemplares
Information Please 2 exemplares
The Gutenberg address 2 exemplares
Goudiamus igitur 2 exemplares
[Note card] 2 exemplares
Poscimur 2 exemplares
On belonging to clubs 2 exemplares
The arrow and two other stories (2004) 2 exemplares
Paumanok 2 exemplares
Trueno a la izquierda 2 exemplares
Trade winds 2 exemplares
Animal Crackers 2 exemplares
Christmas cards 2 exemplares
La macchina da scrivere (1996) 2 exemplares
Middle Kingdom Poems 1929-1944 (2022) 2 exemplares
Modern Essays for schools (1921) 2 exemplares
Jan Struther's Mrs. Miniver (1942) 2 exemplares
The Works of Christopher Morley (2012) 2 exemplares
BR's secret passion 2 exemplares
A golden string 2 exemplares
In Modern Dress: A One-Act Play (1929) 2 exemplares
The Christmas tobacco 2 exemplares
Lidská bytost 2 exemplares
The Fifth Seal 1 exemplar
Garridebean games 1 exemplar
Lucky Dio 1 exemplar
Purely Original 1 exemplar
A Hymn for America 1 exemplar
Foggy Bottom 1 exemplar
Christopher Morley 1 exemplar
East of Eden 1 exemplar
Check 1 exemplar
The Century 1 exemplar
Geladen Atmosfeer 1 exemplar
Virtigo 1 exemplar
Around the clock 1 exemplar
Baedeker Fibbed 1 exemplar
Quatre Morceaux 1 exemplar
Jerry's Back Room 1 exemplar
One of the Family 1 exemplar
Tuono a sinistra 1 exemplar
The Claque quacks 1 exemplar
Old Mole 1 exemplar
Expense report 1 exemplar
Trojan Horse ad 1 exemplar
Paumonok archive 1 exemplar
Reversible Sonnet 1 exemplar
For Goodness' Sake 1 exemplar
Saki 1 exemplar
On Ben Abramson 1 exemplar
Autograph 1 exemplar
Parnassus at Home 1 exemplar
Oxford Yarns 1 exemplar
Bran Gems recipe 1 exemplar
A song about Cider 1 exemplar
March 25, 1930 1 exemplar
17 Heriot Row 1 exemplar
Pulling Seaweed 1 exemplar
Barns 1 exemplar
To His Executors 1 exemplar
Thomas Bird Mosher 1 exemplar
Te Deum Laudanum 1 exemplar
The Black Beetles 1 exemplar
The Foundry 1 exemplar
Dandy Dandelion 1 exemplar
Pessimism 1 exemplar
Heywood 1 exemplar
Surprise Package 1 exemplar
Verloren, Verloren 1 exemplar
Washing the dishes 1 exemplar
Two sonnets 1 exemplar
Traffic 1 exemplar
The Unmentionable 1 exemplar
Floating Particles 1 exemplar
LETTER TO LEONORA 1 exemplar
REALLY, MY DEAR... 1 exemplar
Esoterica viniana 1 exemplar
A Christmas salute 1 exemplar
Madonna and Child 1 exemplar
Hamlet 1 exemplar
The Owl 1 exemplar
Behave Yourself 1 exemplar
Hoboken Nights 1 exemplar
Abandoned Husbands 1 exemplar
No turn on Red! 1 exemplar
One Night Stand 1 exemplar
New York One Way 1 exemplar
Miss Libby 1 exemplar
Unique 1 exemplar
A Goodbye 1 exemplar
Bookmark 1 exemplar
Match books 1 exemplar
Autographed slip 1 exemplar
The Havefordian 1 exemplar
A Little Back Room 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (1589) — Prefácio, algumas edições31,837 exemplares
The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories (1887) — Prefácio, algumas edições12,622 exemplares
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759) — Introdução, algumas edições7,681 exemplares
Familiar Quotations (1855) — Editor, algumas edições4,124 exemplares
The Essays (1597) — Introdução, algumas edições2,259 exemplares
Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763 (1950) — Prefácio, algumas edições1,472 exemplares
The Short Stories of Saki (1930) — Introdução — 1,448 exemplares
The Lottery (1948) — Posfácio, algumas edições1,173 exemplares
The Illustrated Treasury of Children's Literature, Volumes 1-2 (1955) — Contribuidor — 462 exemplares
The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan (1824) — Prefácio, algumas edições429 exemplares
Literary England: Photographs of Places Made Memorable in English Literature (1943) — Preface, algumas edições300 exemplares
The Fireside Book of Christmas Stories (1945) — Contribuidor — 283 exemplares
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuidor — 281 exemplares
The Historian as Detective: Essays on Evidence (1968) — Contribuidor — 270 exemplares
A Daughter of the Samurai (1925) — Introdução, algumas edições197 exemplares
The Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (1953) — Editor, algumas edições156 exemplares
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (2003) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
Poems of Early Childhood (Childcraft) (1923) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Prefácio — 116 exemplares
221B: Studies in Sherlock Holmes (1940) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Storytelling and Other Poems (1949) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
Best in Children's Books 21 (1959) 87 exemplares
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Prose and Poetry for Appreciation (1934) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
The Best of Don Marquis (1944) — Introdução — 37 exemplares
Essays Old and New (1934) 35 exemplares
An American Omnibus (1933) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
The Portable Murder Book (1945) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Strange and Fantastic Stories (1946) — Introdução — 31 exemplares
Kitty Foyle [1940 film] (1939) — Original novel — 22 exemplares
A Round-Table in Poictesme: A Symposium (1924) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Half-a-Hundred Stories for Men, Great Tales by American Writers (1945) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Freebie and the Bean [1974 film] (2011) — Actor — 11 exemplares
Parodies on Walt Whitman (1970) — Introdução — 8 exemplares
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, the A. Conan Doyle Memorial Edition, Volume I (1930) — Prefácio, algumas edições7 exemplares
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories (2017) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
1935 Essay Annual — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Word Lives On: A Treasury of Spiritual Fiction (1951) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Complete Sherlock Holmes: Volume II — Prefácio, algumas edições3 exemplares
Nelson Doubleday, 1889-1949 (1949) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Sherlock Holmes - (Free with 2lbs Nestle Quik) (1956) — Prefácio, algumas edições3 exemplares
The Best Short Short Stories from Collier's (1948) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The Big Vacation Book for Girls — Contribuidor, algumas edições2 exemplares
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Morley, Christopher Darlington
Data de nascimento
1890-05-05
Data de falecimento
1957-03-28
Localização do túmulo
Roslyn Cemetery, Roslyn, New York, USA
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA (birth)
Local de nascimento
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
Local de falecimento
Roslyn Heights, Long Island, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
New York, New York, USA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Roslyn Heights, New York, USA
Educação
Haverford College
Oxford University (New College)
Ocupações
journalist
novelist
essayist
poet
columnist
Relações
Morley, Felix (brother)
Morley, F. V. (brother)
Morley, Frank (father)
Organizações
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature, 1936)
Baker Street Irregulars (founder)
Book-of-the-Month Club (judge)
New York Post (New York Evening Post)

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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. 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.

In 1900 the family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. In 1906 Christopher entered Haverford College, graduating in 1910 as valedictorian. He then went to New College, Oxford, for three years on a Rhodes scholarship, studying modern history.

In 1913 Morley completed his Oxford studies and moved to New York City, New York. On June 14, 1914, he married Helen Booth Fairchild, with whom he would have four children, including Louise Morley Cochrane. 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. In 1936 he built a cabin at the rear of the property (The Knothole), which he maintained as his writing study from then on.

In 1951 Morley suffered a series of strokes, which greatly reduced his voluminous literary output. He died on 28 March 1957, and was buried in the Roslyn Cemetery in Nassau County, New York. After his death, two New York newspapers published his last message to his friends:

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.

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This little novella (with a main character named Helen!) was the perfect nugget to finish off my 2023 reading.

At just 142 pages I could have finished in one sitting had I started earlier in the day.

This is a sweet and funny story about a traveling bookseller, the woman he sells his portable bookshop to, and the many zany adventures they have in their first few days together.

Absolutely charming.
 
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hmonkeyreads | 107 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
Clean story with twists and turns. I liked the characters. I got lost in all the book references.
1 vote
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LuLibro | 94 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
The story itself is nothing impressive. What is interesting is Roger Mifflin's philosophy on books. His discussion with other characters is still relevant to books and librarianship today.
1 vote
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wvlibrarydude | 94 outras críticas | Jan 14, 2024 |
I didn't like this one nearly as much as Parnassus, but I think a big part of that was because I had expectations of it being different than it was. Parnassus was so sweet and quaint and self-reflective. This is a different kind of story entirely, and I think it just took me awhile to realize that. I think I'll try it again in the future when I've not just finished reading its prequel and might find I like it better.

Normally I'd give 2 stars to something I disliked so much, but this was very well-written so I'll add a star for that!… (mais)
 
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classyhomemaker | 94 outras críticas | Dec 11, 2023 |

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Obras
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Membros
8,954
Popularidade
#2,687
Avaliação
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Críticas
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ISBN
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Línguas
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