Morley's "Duet" follows one Roger Mifflin, an itinerant, literate pixie on his mission to bring books to the ordinary and elite alike in his bookstore-on-wheels. But love of books soon turns deeper as he encounters and eventually marries Helen, and fulfills his dream of opening a real bookshop (albeit "haunted") in Brooklyn. Wherein the booksellers become embroiled in a plMorley's "Duet" follows one Roger Mifflin, an itinerant, literate pixie on his mission to bring books to the ordinary and elite alike in his bookstore-on-wheels. But love of books soon turns deeper as he encounters and eventually marries Helen, and fulfills his dream of opening a real bookshop (albeit "haunted") in Brooklyn. Wherein the booksellers become embroiled in a plot to assassinate the President of the United States. A must read for book lovers....
|Title||:||Duet: Parnassus On Wheels & The Haunted Bookshop|
|Number of Pages||:||282 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Duet: Parnassus On Wheels & The Haunted Bookshop Reviews
Book lovers books, you can build a reading list from these. Love love love
I really liked this book. I have it on my Kindle, but I purchased the softcover because of its cover and format. A delight. Very old-fashioned! It took me back to the days of the Bookmobile and visiting it to borrow old biographies in which the pictures were silhouettes. I was reading it on the plane, and an older lady made the comment that she'd read it years before. It was published in 1917. Quick and comforting.
DelightfulThese 2 books really help explain what happened in the early 1900. S a kind of slice of life. The creed of books is a little extreme, but the characters are quite fun and the story is good too. Read it
A delightful & suspenseful duo of two short stories, each story a story onto itself but related in regards to sentiment & characters. Many classic & older book recommendations throughout, that I had to stop and lookup many books. Also being written during and after world war 1, Armistice, you get a feeling of the loss of lives and hopefullness that this would be the war to end all wars. In this regard I found not only a wonderfully written story but something so deep in history unknown of future problems to those of that time. Also silent film was nearing it climax, the thoughts about the new form of entertainment & comparison to reading a good book quite interesting and true. IMOBoth stories have a romance element a la bookstore element. Fun & thrilling.
I just love these two little books. If you are a book lover or a fan of book shops, try these.Written nearly 100 years ago, there are still many one-liners that are relevant. The characters are revealed slowly and well. Reading about characters who love good literature (and why) was just a romp!
LOL I'D ACTUALLY L TO READ A ROMANCE NOVEL SET IN A BOOKSTORE D:consider PARNASSUS ON WHEELS AND THE HAUNTED BOOKSHOP BY CHRISTOPHER MORLEY.
A book about books!Avery different from Parnissius on Wheels! Worthwhile read and interesting. Fun. Sometimes tends to go off on tangent but I loved it. Nonetheless!
I read only the first book. It is on Gutenberg , so free and probably out of print. It was a delightful and charming book,albeit pretty small. I think I read it in three hours.I recommend it.