Pipefuls

Christopher MORLEY (1890 - 1957)

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." (Summary by phil chenevert)

Genre(s): Single Author Collections

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - On Making Friends klbonds
00:11:07
Play 02 02 - Thoughts on Cider klbonds
00:13:29
Play 03 03 - One-Night Stands klbonds
00:11:37
Play 04 04 - The Owl Train Highlandoaks
00:05:32
Play 05 05 - Safety Pins Chessie Joy
00:06:28
Play 06 06 - Confessions of a “Colyumist” Daryl Wor
00:11:30
Play 07 07 - Moving Mike Pelton
00:09:17
Play 08 08 - Surf Fishing asterix
00:05:09
Play 09 09 - “Idolatry” asterix
00:13:11
Play 10 10 - The First Commencement Address asterix
00:04:24
Play 11 11 - The Downfall of George Snipe asterix
00:04:24
Play 12 12 - Meditations of a Bookseller Daryl Wor
00:06:14
Play 13 13 - If Buying a Meal Were Like Buying a House Pamela Krantz
00:04:03
Play 14 14 - Adventures in High Finance Mike Pelton
00:04:23
Play 15 15 - On Visiting Bookshops Pamela Krantz
00:07:45
Play 16 16 - A Discovery Mike Pelton
00:12:23
Play 17 17 - Silas Orrin Howes Mike Pelton
00:08:26
Play 18 18 - Joyce Kilmer Richard Kilmer
00:20:34
Play 19 19 - An Early Train Daryl Wor
00:09:12
Play 20 20 - Ridge Avenue deongines
00:09:16
Play 21 21 - The University and the Urchin deongines
00:09:03
Play 22 22 - Pine Street deongines
00:07:10
Play 23 23 - Pershing in Philadelphia Greg Giordano
00:10:10
Play 24 24 - Fall Fever Greg Giordano
00:06:23
Play 25 25 - Two Days Before Christmas Greg Giordano
00:08:42
Play 26 26 - In West Philadelphia Greg Giordano
00:08:53
Play 27 27 - Horace Traubel MACase
00:03:58
Play 28 28 - The Anatomy of Manhattan Tom Merritt
00:08:36
Play 29 29 - Vesey Street Tom Merritt
00:11:30
Play 30 30 - Brooklyn Bridge Daryl Wor
00:08:10
Play 31 31 - Three Hours for Lunch Daryl Wor
00:09:00
Play 32 32 - Passage from Some Memoirs NatalieOram
00:10:45
Play 33 33 - First Lessons in Clowning Tom Merritt
00:14:30
Play 34 34 - House Hunting MACase
00:05:26
Play 35 35 - Long Island Revisited klbonds
00:10:51
Play 36 36 - On Being in a Hurry Daryl Wor
00:07:57
Play 37 37 - Confessions of a Human Globule Daryl Wor
00:02:17
Play 38 38 - Notes on a Fifth Avenue Bus Highlandoaks
00:02:38
Play 39 39 - Sunday Morning Richard Kilmer
00:08:37
Play 40 40 - Venison Pasty klbonds
00:06:36
Play 41 41 - Grand Avenue, Brooklyn klbonds
00:06:09
Play 42 42 - On Waiting for the Curtain to Go Up Chessie Joy
00:04:01
Play 43 43 - Musings of John Mistletoe Highlandoaks
00:02:27
Play 44 44 - The World's Most Famous Oration MACase
00:02:17
Play 45 45 - On Laziness Tom Merritt
00:07:33
Play 46 46 - Teaching the Prince to Take Notes Tom Merritt
00:05:10
Play 47 47 - A City Notebook Tom Merritt
00:09:00
Play 48 48 - On Going to Bed Tom Merritt
00:08:06