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4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5 4.40 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Morley Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Roger Mifflin is part pixie, part sage, part noble savage, and all God’s creature. With his traveling book wagon named Parnassus, he moves through the New England countryside of 1915 on an itinerant mission of enlightenment. Mifflin’s delight in books and authors is infectious—with his singular philosophy and bright eyes, he comes to represent the heart and soul of the book world. But a certain spirited spinster, disgruntled with her life, may have a hand in changing all that.

This roaring good adventure yarn is spiced with fiery roadside brawls, heroic escapes from death, the most groaning boards in the history of Yankee cookery, and a rare love story—not to mention a glimpse at a feminist perspective from the early 1900s.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “To read Parnassus on Wheels is to be glad there are books in the world. It is graceful in style, light in substance, merry in its attitude toward life, and entertaining in every aspect of its plot and insight into character.”

    Boston Evening Transcript

  • “Nadia May brings a delightful sense of adventure to this light turn-of-the-century tale.”


  • “[A] most unforcedly charming whimsy.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathleen | 6/18/2011

    " First published in 1917, it's a tale about a woman who dares to act on a whim, resulting in the adventure of her life. A real gem! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bayneeta | 6/7/2011

    " Sweet and charming tale of a traveling bookseller's life in New England almost one hundred years ago. Helen, the feisty female protagonist finds adventure after years of keeping house for her brother. At least a three and a half star read for me, maybe even a four. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jo Marie | 6/7/2011

    " This is a quaint, charming story or to quote one reviewer: "a delightfully absurd little book." Not sure why I liked it so much, but I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shibbie | 4/3/2011

    " I loved everything about this and I would like to be a travelling book salesman, riding around with my dog and my horse. "

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