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~FREE EPUB ⚖ La llibreria ambulant ♞ Una hist ria deliciosa en qu es barregen la passi pels llibres i la redescoberta de la natura Without Goodreads friends I would never have been introduced to this utterly charming novella, written in 1917 Perhaps it is less known than other books which we classify as classics because Parnassus on Wheels does not bridge adult and children s fiction, as do Treasure Island or Huckleberry Finn And it certainly isn t a windswept anguished romance, peopled by lovely young women as do the Br nte sisters ilk But it certainly stands the test of time, and for that alone, I must award it Without Goodreads friends I would never have been introduced to this utterly charming novella, written in 1917 Perhaps it is less known than other books which we classify as classics because Parnassus on Wheels does not bridge adult and children s fiction, as do Treasure Island or Huckleberry Finn And it certainly isn t a windswept anguished romance, peopled by lovely young women as do the Br nte sisters ilk But it certainly stands the test of time, and for that alone, I must award it five stars Think adventure Tom Sawyer for the middle aged, the unglamorous, the least likely pair that you could hug if you met them in person And booksa travelling gypsy caravan hauling classics and cookbooks, poetry and philosophy to rural America, where libraries were scarce and thirst for knowledge growing Add a gentle mare, a friendly dog and descriptions of farm style, turn of the century cooking well, irresistible of course The style of writing is definitely formal, reflecting the era, almost prim actually but there are a few humorous earthy remarks easily missed because they too are couched in an indirect style By the bones of Hymen , is a sly exclamation for which I can t find a modern equivalent, but it definitely is meant as an inside joke as the honeymooners make their way to announce themselves, with plenty of shock and awe There are archaic words, like saleratus , an unfortunate flavour permeating a hostess biscuitswhich we know as baking soda The language is dated yet endearing and part of the charm of this lovely little tale The cultivation of philosophic reflection was a new experience for me I was fanciful, I guess, and as romantic as a young hen Miss McGill and Mr Mifflin will be hard to forget I recommend that you take the time to introduce yourselves What is a good bookA good book ought to have something simple about it And, like Eve, it ought to come from somewhere near the third rib there ought to be a heart beating in it Check, check and check.This is a simple, sweet story 160 pages about a bookstore on wheels called Parnassus, the woman who buys it, and the man who can t quite give it up.I love the heart in this story The woman is described as a fat, middle aged spinster who has spent her youth as housekeeper to her bachelor br What is a good bookA good book ought to have something simple about it And, like Eve, it ought to come from somewhere near the third rib there ought to be a heart beating in it Check, check and check.This is a simple, sweet story 160 pages about a bookstore on wheels called Parnassus, the woman who buys it, and the man who can t quite give it up.I love the heart in this story The woman is described as a fat, middle aged spinster who has spent her youth as housekeeper to her bachelor brother She impetuously buys Parnassus to spite him and in turn has an adventure of a lifetime.Parnassus owner is short and balding, with a red beard He is kindly yet fiery, lonely and very literate He stays with her and Parnassus for a few days for training purposes and ends up losing his heart.Parnassus is a bookish escape and an adventure into the beautiful countryside, villages and farms thereabout Any book lover will appreciate this almost fantasy existence Who wouldn t love a bookstore on wheels, a bedroom nook inside, cooking over a campfire in the mornings with a faithful dog trailing beside Read and enjoyCONTENT Suitable for all readers I ll admit to being sort of torn on how many stars to give this story At times I feel like I m a little too liberal with how I fling 5 stars around at book reviews In this case, the story wasn t anything so complex It was just a short, simple adventure vaguely reminiscent of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer if Tom Sawyer had really, really loved books And been a woman But I had so much fun reading it that I couldn t put the story down It was short, sweet, and didn t try to be anything other th I ll admit to being sort of torn on how many stars to give this story At times I feel like I m a little too liberal with how I fling 5 stars around at book reviews In this case, the story wasn t anything so complex It was just a short, simple adventure vaguely reminiscent of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer if Tom Sawyer had really, really loved books And been a woman But I had so much fun reading it that I couldn t put the story down It was short, sweet, and didn t try to be anything other than a fun little book lovers book The fact that I m excited about reading the sequel was enough to push the story up and over the 4 stars that I might have given it for the straightforward story I loved these characters, and I loved the simplicity, and I couldn t wait to readIf that s not a 5 star read, then I m not really sure what is Not as smooth or clever as Morley s later writing, but very sweet and fun Come on, what book lover could hate a short novel about driving around in a horse drawn wagon bringing books to the bookless when you sell a man a book you don t just sell him twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue you sell him a whole new life Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night there s all heaven and earth in a book I read this delightful little novella this afternoon I bought it at Parnassus Books in Nashville where they have loads of copies in stock at all times It s clearly a shop favorite Their own Parnassus on Wheels is a blue bus called Pegasus, Peggy for short. What absurd victims of contrary desires we are If a man is settled in one place he yearns to wander when he wanders he yearns to have a home And yet how bestial is content all the great things in life are done by discontented peopleRoger Mifflin of Mifflin s Travelling ParnassusThis is a tale of adventure, and although actual mileage is accrued and county lines are crossed, it s reallya personal journey one woman s mission to travel outside her comfort borders For the past 15What absurd victims of contrary desires we are If a man is settled in one place he yearns to wander when he wanders he yearns to have a home And yet how bestial is content all the great things in life are done by discontented peopleRoger Mifflin of Mifflin s Travelling ParnassusThis is a tale of adventure, and although actual mileage is accrued and county lines are crossed, it s reallya personal journey one woman s mission to travel outside her comfort borders For the past 15 years, all had been well in the life of Helen McGill Having traded in the rigid demands of the city for simpler ways on a farm, she and her brother, Andrew, settled into a comfortable routine tending to the home, land, and animals The farm was prosperous, but the work left little time for leisure and so the only literature to cross the threshold were government agriculture reports and the occasional Sears and Roebuck catalog Though that was just fine by Helen because as she put it, I wasconcerned with sitting hens than with sonnets and so they lived a quiet uneventful life and werecontent That is until an unexpected delivery of books arrived on the doorstep and brought her cozy little idyllic world to an end.Parnassus on Wheels is a fun little book about books that can easily be read in a few hours Though it was somewhat easy to foresee the direction of the plot, the witty dialogue and quotable passages on life and reading and love werethan enough to keep me interested and still reading The wonderful message in this simple story is that books are capable of opening up whole new worlds in our lives They are the gateways to adventure and knowledge taking us on unexpected journeys to places we might never have known.I ll leave you with a favorite passageI think reading a good book makes one modest When you see the marvelous insight into human nature which a truly great book shows, it is bound to make you feel small like looking at the Dipper on a clear night, or seeing the winter sunrise when you go out to collect the morning eggs And anything that makes you feel small is mighty good for you I will be reading its sequel,The Haunted Bookshop, within the next few weeks which takes Helen s story to a bookshop in Brooklyn.3.5 This was a delightful little treasure Miss Helen McGill, spinster of 39 years, did not realize how tired she was of keeping house for her brother, until the offer was made to buy the book wagon, Parnassus, and she began to count how many loaves of bread she had made over the years How Mr Morley wrote such an early feminist book is beyond me but it was well worth the read Parnassus according to the dictionary a collection of poems or of elegant literature Miss McGill and Mr Mifflin are w This was a delightful little treasure Miss Helen McGill, spinster of 39 years, did not realize how tired she was of keeping house for her brother, until the offer was made to buy the book wagon, Parnassus, and she began to count how many loaves of bread she had made over the years How Mr Morley wrote such an early feminist book is beyond me but it was well worth the read Parnassus according to the dictionary a collection of poems or of elegant literature Miss McGill and Mr Mifflin are wonderful characters and their adventures were quite comical As Mr Roger Mifflin sums it up 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 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 Jiminy If I were a baker or the butcher or the broom huckster, people would run to he gate when I came by just waiting for my stuff And here I go loaded with everlasting salvation yes, ma am, salvation for their little stunted minds and it s hard to make em see it That s what makes it worth while I m doing something nobody else from Nazareth, Maine, to Walla Walla, Washington, has ever thought of It s a new field, but by the bones of Whitman it s worth while That s what this country needsbooks This is an old fashioned, sweet novella published in 1917, about a self described fat old woman she s only 39 who s never done anything but work as a governess and, later, cook and keep house for her bachelor brother, Andrew Helen is content with her existence until her brother decides to start writing books about the joys of country life he calls his first book Paradise Regained and unexpectedly becomes a celebrity author Suddenly he s a big literary man, traveling around looking for This is an old fashioned, sweet novella published in 1917, about a self described fat old woman she s only 39 who s never done anything but work as a governess and, later, cook and keep house for her bachelor brother, Andrew Helen is content with her existence until her brother decides to start writing books about the joys of country life he calls his first book Paradise Regained and unexpectedly becomes a celebrity author Suddenly he s a big literary man, traveling around looking for inspiration for his next book, not helping around the farm, and taking Helen completely for granted When Roger Mifflin, a short, little balding man with a red beard, drives up to her farmhouse in a horse drawn wagon filled with books, wondering if her brother might be interested in buying Roger out so he can retire and write a book, that is just the last straw for Helen.So she buys the book wagon herself Helen writes her brother a flippant good bye note, and she and Roger take off in Parnassus, the bookmobile Roger intends to show Helen the ropes for a day and then leave, but it turns out he has a hard time leaving the itinerant bookseller lifestyle behind Andrew is hopping mad about his sister s shenanigans and is doing his best to throw wrenches into the works And is that a smidgen of romance in the air The story is told in a folksy voice It s simple but filled with gentle humor, and with love for books, and life, and the life that books bring to us.A good book ought to have something simple about it And, like Eve, it ought to come from somewhere near the third rib there ought to be a heart beating in it A story that s all forehead doesn t amount to much.Thanks to Dorcas my source for many lovely old reads for the heads up on this one I love friends who find these obscure older books and review them on Goodreads, so I can go grab them for free on Gutenberg.org or somewhere, and read them myself Don t let my 3 star rating put you off if this old fashioned kind of story sounds good to you It s not a great novel, but it s a fun little blast from the past Those are affectionate stars that I gave out here, even if there are only three of them Ah, delightful story I read it through in one sitting it isn t very long and loved every bit of the tale of Helen, Roger, and Parnassus the bookmobile Helen is growing deeply tired of tending her brother s affairs when she meets Roger Mifflin, who wants to sell Parnassus so he can go to Brooklyn and write his book in peace Helen, in a streak of adventure, buys the mobile and sets off to become a bookseller I loved the descriptions Helen is thirty nine and heavy but shows plenty of sense Ah, delightful story I read it through in one sitting it isn t very long and loved every bit of the tale of Helen, Roger, and Parnassus the bookmobile Helen is growing deeply tired of tending her brother s affairs when she meets Roger Mifflin, who wants to sell Parnassus so he can go to Brooklyn and write his book in peace Helen, in a streak of adventure, buys the mobile and sets off to become a bookseller I loved the descriptions Helen is thirty nine and heavy but shows plenty of sense and industry in her new adventure Mifflin is forty one, a slight little man with a red beard and a deep appreciation for literature Parnassus is a funny wagon with covered bookshelves on the sides and living quarters insideAnyway, this is written in first person y Helen, and her quick observations will soon have you chuckling indeed in enjoyment of this sweet little gem