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Christopher Morley

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The Resume

    (May 5, 1890-March 28, 1957)
    Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
    Novelist, poet, essayist and journalist
    Best known for the novel ‘Kitty Foyle’ (1939)
    Also wrote the novels ‘Parnassus on Wheels’ (1917), ‘The Haunted Bookshop’ (1919), ‘Thunder on the Left’ (1925), ‘The Trojan Horse’ (1937) and ‘The Man Who Made Friends With Himself’ (1949)
    Wrote the poetry collections ‘The Eighth Sin’ (1912), ‘The Rocking Horse’ (1919) and ‘On Vimy Ridge’ (1947)
    Columnist for the New York Evening Post
    Founder and contributing editor for the ‘Saturday Review of Literature’
    Edited the 11th and 12th editions of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations (1937,1948)
    Judge for the Book of the Month Club

Why he might be annoying:

    Despite being a prolific writer whose works fill over a hundred volumes, he tends to be remembered solely for ‘Kitty Foyle.’
    For that matter, the novel ‘Kitty Foyle’ tends to be remembered less than the bowdlerized movie adaptation that won an Academy Award for Ginger Rogers.
    His idea of fun was going to the library and reading the latest dictionaries.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was valedictorian of his class at Haverford College.
    He was a founding member of the Sherlock Holmes fan club, the Baker Street Irregulars (1934).
    He wrote, ‘There is only one success… to be able to spend your life in your own way.’

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    In 2023, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 9 Votes: 77.78% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying