MORLEY, Christopher (Darlington)
(1890-1957)
   US man of letters and novelist who remains best known for mildly fantasticated (but not fantasy) tales like Parnassus on Wheels (1917) and The Haunted Bookshop (1919), and for Kitty Foyle (1939), asentimental romance. Where the Blue Begins (1922), a beast-fable, mildly satirizes human life in New York City by substituting dogs for people, deadpan.Thunder on the Left (1925), though also essentially a fantasy, uses its TIME-TRAVEL theme to transport its child protagonist into a taxing future. The Trojan Horse (1937) employs the Homeric tale to satirize modern life. The narrator of The Swiss Family Manhattan (1932), victim of a Zeppelin crash which deposits his family atop a New York skyscraper under construction, at first thinks Americans are "anthropoids" (APES AND CAVEMEN), but the text soon becomes a mundane SATIRE.
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   Other work: The Arrow (1927 chap; exp vt as coll The Arrow, and Two Other Stories 1927 UK).

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