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Christopher Morley

Christopher MorleyAKA Christopher Darlington Morley

Born: 5-May-1890
Birthplace: Haverford, PA
Died: 28-Mar-1957
Location of death: Roslyn Heights, Long Island, NY
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Roslyn Cemetery, Roslyn, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Haunted Bookshop

Morley was a big fan of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, participating in one of the detective's early fan clubs. He edited two editions of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 1937 (11th) and 1948 (12th.) His 1939 novel Kitty Foyle was a bit advanced for its time on the racy side. It sold over one million copies, an instant best-seller.

Father: (mathematics professor at Haverford College)
Mother: (musician)
Wife: Helen Booth Fairchild (m. 1914, one son, three daughters)

    University: Haverford College (1910, valedictorian)

    Rhodes Scholarship

Author of books:
Parnassus on Wheels (1917, novel)
Shandygaff (1918, essays)
The Haunted Bookshop (1919, novel)
The Trojan Horse (1937, novel)
Kitty Foyle (1939, novel)
The Old Mandarin (1947, poetry)

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