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Parnassus On Wheels
by Christopher Morley
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"I warn you," said the funny-looking little man with the red beard, "I'm here to sell this caravan of culture, and by the bones of Swinburne I think your brother's the man to buy it." Christopher Morley's unforgettably weird classic tale of adventure on a traveling bookstore called Parnassus, drawn by a steed called Pegasus. Not to be missed.
Lord!'' he said, when you sell a man a book you don't sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue -- Christopher Morley's first book.
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When you sell a man a book, says Roger Mifflin, protagonist of these classic bookselling novels, you dont sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue you sell him a whole new life. The new life the itinerant bookman delivers to Helen McGill, the narrator of Parnassus on Wheels, provides the romantic comedy that drives the novel. Published in 1917, Morleys Þrst love letter to the trafÞc in books remains a transporting entertainment. Its sequel, The Haunted Bookshop, Þnds Mifflin and McGill, now married, ensconced in Brooklyn. The novels rollicking plot provides ample doses of diversion, while allowing more room for Mifflin (and Morley) to expound on the intricacy of the booksellers art. Introductions by James Mustich, Jr.
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