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Pipefuls

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A delightful collection of 48 essays on various topics of the human condition that caught his fancy. Witty, insightful and funny of course and on occasion thought provoking and even disturbing. From the preface "These sketches gave me pain to write; they will give the judicious patron pain to read; therefore we are quits. I think, as I look over their slattern paragraphs, of that most tragic hour—it falls about 4 p. m. in the office of an evening newspaper—when the unhappy compiler tries to round up the broodings of the day and still get home in time for supper. And yet perhaps the will-to-live is in them, for are they not a naked exhibit of the antics a man will commit in order to earn a living? In extenuation it may be pleaded that none of them are so long that they may not be mitigated by an accompanying pipe of tobacco."

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PIPEFULS

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PIPEFULS

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CHRISTOPHER MORLEY

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Illustrated by Walter Jack Duncan

Garden City New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1920

Copyright, 1920, by Doubleday, Page & Company All Rights Reserved, Including That of Translation into Foreign Languages, Including the Scandinavian

THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THREE MEN

HULBERT FOOTNER EUGENE SAXTON WILLIAM ROSE BENÉT

BECAUSE, IF I MENTIONED ONLY ONE OF THEM, I WOULD HAVE TO WRITE BOOKS TO INSCRIBE TO THE OTHER TWO

PREFACE

Sir Thomas Browne said that Eve was "edified out of the rib of Adam." This little book was edified (for the most part) out of the ribs of two friendly newspapers, The New York Evening Post and The Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger . To them, and to The Bookman , Everybody's , and The Publishers' Weekly , I am grateful for permission to reprint... Continue reading book >>


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