Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Happy birthday, Christopher Morley.

Baker Street Irregulars founder, critic, writer, poet, and all-around bookman Christopher Morley was born today in Haverford, PA, in 1890. He died in 1957. Among his many notable works are Parnassus on Wheels (1917), The Haunted Bookshop (1919), and Kitty Foyle (1940). I particularly adore his spoof of Henry James (published in Travels in Philadelphia, 1920).

About the image: Christopher Morley. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

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