Christopher Morley was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. He also produced stage productions for a few years and gave college lectures.
Christopher Morley was born in Haverford, Pennsylvania. His father, Frank Morley, was a mathematics professor at Haverford College; his mother, Lilian Janet Bird, was a poet and musician who provided Christopher with much of his later love for literature and poetry.
In 1900 the family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. In 1906 Christopher entered Haverford College, graduating in 1910 as valedictorian. He then went to New College, Oxford, for three years on a Rhodes scholarship, studying modern ... more »
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- Inscription For A Grammar
- The Old Swimmer
- Animal Crackers
- The Music Box
- Song for a Little House
- At the Mermaid Caffeteria
- The Intruder
- Reading Aloud
- Hymn to the Dairymaids on Beacon Street
- To A Child
- Taking Title
- Elegy Written in a Country Coal-Bin
- Our House
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''Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.''Christopher Morley (1890-1957), U.S. novelist, journalist, poet. Thunder on the Left, ch. 14 (1925).
''Heaven is not built of country seatsChristopher Morley (1890-1957), U.S. novelist, journalist, poet. "To the Little House ," st. 4.
But little queer suburban streets.''
''God made man merely to hear some praiseChristopher Morley (1890-1957), U.S. novelist, journalist, poet. "Fons et Origo."
Of what he'd done on those Five Days.''
''Dancing is a wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.''Christopher Morley (1890-1957), U.S. novelist, journalist, poet. Kitty Foyle, ch. 11 (1939).
There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love, and like that colossal adventure it is an experience of great social import. Even as the tranced swain, the booklover y...Christopher Morley (1890-1957), U.S. novelist, journalist, poet. "On Visiting Bookshops," Pipefuls, Doubleday (1920).
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