Christopher morley

Parnassus on wheels

They remained there for the rest of his life. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries. He was also a contributing editor of the Saturday supplement of the Literary Review. Out of enthusiasm for the Sherlock Holmes stories, he helped found The Baker Street Irregulars [1] and wrote the introduction to the standard omnibus edition of The Complete Sherlock Holmes. He wrote prefaces to works of authors he admired including H. Sherlockian Works. He provided scripts for and acted in the college's drama program. Why not post a question or comment yourself? Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Quotes[ edit ] When you sell a man a book you don't sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue — you sell him a whole new life. In Oxford a volume of his poems, The Eighth Sin , was published.

If I were the baker or the butcher or the broom huckster, people would run to the gate when I came by — just waiting for my stuff. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night — there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book I mean.

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When this supplement disappears, Christopher Morley found the Saturday Review of Literature which he ran for several years. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity. In he built a cabin at the rear of the property The Knotholewhich he maintained as his writing study from then on.

They first lived in Hempsteadand then in Queens Village.

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He was laureate of Phi Beta Kappa from the oldest and most respected academic reward in USA since and was awarded a scholarship to study at New College of Oxford in England, where he arrived in Another well-known work is Thunder on the Left

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Christopher Morley (Author of Parnassus on Wheels)