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Pipefuls

Christopher Morley

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)

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)
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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)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:02


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:07