Parnassus on Wheels

Parnassus on Wheels

eBook - 2012
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Parnassus on Wheels is a novel by Christopher Morley, published in 1917. The Parnassus of the title refers to the mountain that was the home of the Muses in Greek mythology. In the story, Roger Mifflin sells his traveling bookshop to Helen McGill, who tires of looking after Andrew, her ailing brother. Christopher Morley later continued the story of Roger Mifflin in his 1919 novel The Haunted Bookshop.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Duke Classics, ©2012.
ISBN: 9781620112977
1620112973
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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freckled2much
Jan 16, 2016

This was hilarious and endearing; if you're a bibliophile you will love it, if you're not a bibliophile you may become one. Since there's no description for this (for shame!); this is the story of an unexpected adventure by an unlikely adventurer - a middle aged, overweight, spinster who has been looking after her brother for decades with no thought for herself, or notion that she could do anything for herself. When a strange little gingersnap of a man comes by with a wagon full of books (a roaming book store) he wishes to sell to her brother, she stops the transaction in the most logical way she can think of - buying them herself. I finished it in one sitting and can't wait to read more by the author.

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djbenke
Dec 22, 2013

I really enjoyed this book. Good characters, well developed plot, and a love of books, what more could you ask for.

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