The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley audiobook

The Haunted Bookshop

By Christopher Morley
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In 1917, Christopher Morley published Parnassus on Wheels, a love letter tothe art of bookselling. Its suspenseful sequel, The Haunted Bookshop, finds his beloved characters married andstill in love with both mystery and literature. Set in a lovinglyevoked Brooklyn just after the end of World War I, The Haunted Bookshop cleverlyjuxtaposes a pair of middle-aged bookshop owners and two young lovers with anest of German saboteurs, complete with mysterious clues, red herrings,blushing romance, derring-do, a desperate race to the rescue, and anexplosion. More important, the novel is an eloquent hymn to thebookseller’s trade and a fervent plea for the revivifying and redemptive powerof literature. The unifying thread of this book, and indeed of the life andwork of its author, is its passionate avowal: all that the world and everybodyin it needs is a good book.

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In 1917, Christopher Morley published Parnassus on Wheels, a love letter tothe art of bookselling. Its suspenseful sequel, The Haunted Bookshop, finds his beloved characters married andstill in love with both mystery and literature.

Set in a lovinglyevoked Brooklyn just after the end of World War I, The Haunted Bookshop cleverlyjuxtaposes a pair of middle-aged bookshop owners and two young lovers with anest of German saboteurs, complete with mysterious clues, red herrings,blushing romance, derring-do, a desperate race to the rescue, and anexplosion. More important, the novel is an eloquent hymn to thebookseller’s trade and a fervent plea for the revivifying and redemptive powerof literature. The unifying thread of this book, and indeed of the life andwork of its author, is its passionate avowal: all that the world and everybodyin it needs is a good book.

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Author Bio: Christopher Morley

Author Bio: Christopher Morley

Christopher Darlington Morley (1890–1957), American novelist, journalist, poet, and essayist, is the author of more than one hundred novels, books of essays, and volumes of poetry. He was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford, and after returning to America, he was an editor for Ladies’ Home Journal and wrote for the New York Evening Post and other newspapers. He was one of the founders of the Saturday Review of Literature, and as a fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories, he helped to found the the Baker Street Irregulars, a group dedicated to the study of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes works. He was also one of the first judges for the Book-of-the-Month Club. He is probably best known for his novel Kitty Foyle, which was an instant bestseller and the basis for an Academy Award-winning movie in 1940, a radio serial, and a television series.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English