Biography and History

Born May 5, 1890 in Haverford, Pennsylvania, Christopher Morley was an editor, essayist, novelist, playwright, and poet. Extremely prolific, Morley produced over fifty books, established the Saturday Review of Literature and edited an enlarged edition of Barlett’s Famous Quotations. He attended Haverford College and went on to be a Rhodes Scholar at New College, Oxford. Morley’s most famous work, Kitty Foyle, was published in 1939 and became an Academy Award winning film in 1940. He was married to Helen Booth Fairchild, and together they had four children. Morley passed away on March 28, 1957 in Roslyn Heights, New York.

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Biography and History

Christopher Morley was an American editor and author, and a Rhodes scholar. He was one of the founders of the Saturday Review of Literature, which he edited from 1924 to 1940. A prolific author, he wrote more than 50 books. His novels include Panassus on Wheels (1917), The Haunted Bookshop (1919), Thunder on the Left (1925), and Kitty Foyle (1939; filmed in1940). He also revised and enlarged Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (1937, 1948).

Source: From the finding aid for C1138