Parnassus On Wheels

Parnassus On Wheels

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by Christopher Morley
     
 

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This is a Watchung Canon book, published by Watchung Plaza Books. The Watchung Canon encompasses lasting works from classical to modern times, carefully proofread and edited and available at low cost in electronic form.

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"Don’t let its small size deceive you..the story of a traveling bookseller and the unexpected love he finds when selling his bookmobile packs a big heart."
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935554110
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Series:
Art of the Novella Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Morley (1890-1957) was a New York newspaper columnist who wrote over one hundred books, including the bestselling novels The Haunted Bookshop and Kitty Foyle, which sold over a million copies and was made into a hit Hollywood movie.

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Parnassus on Wheels (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Jarber More than 1 year ago
Makes me think of a story like Arsenic and Old Lace. Just good old fashioned fun to read and full of characters you can't help but like.
OldbookwormTN More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was the first book I ordered for my Nook and I got several ideas about other books to read, the next one was The Haunted Bookshop which goes with this one . I love the old classics and I am not sure how I have managed to miss this one. When books have been around as long as these have there must be some value to what they have to say. Hope there are others that will enjoy it as well
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a cute little book. It can probably be read over a weekend. The main character in the story, Helen, has a brother who is a successful novelist who writes about farm life and its inhabitants. Helen has baked 6,000 loaves of bread in the past 15 years! When a salesman comes to their farm and wants to sell Parnassus (a traveling bookstore/van with a horse), Helen gets mad that her brother will go off yet again to have adventures which he will write a book about. Consequently, leaving her to tend the farm and all chores. Instead, Helen buys Parnassus off the man to spite her brother but then has an adventure of her own! The sequal is 'Haunted Bookshop.'
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