Turns About Town


Read by Tom Penn

(4.7 stars; 5 reviews)

Robert Cortes Holliday was an early 20th century essayist, editor, and librarian. Writer Christopher Morley said that he "has the genuine gift of the personal essay, mellow, fluent, and pleasantly eccentric." Most of these pleasant pieces appeared originally in various American newspapers and magazines. - Summary by Tom Penn (8 hr 27 min)

Chapters

The Hotel Guest 12:36 Read by Tom Penn
A Humorist Misfits at a Murder Trial 18:15 Read by Tom Penn
Queer Thing, Bout Undertakers Shops 13:24 Read by Tom Penn
The Haircut that Went to My Head 12:56 Read by Tom Penn
Seeing Mr. Chesterton 21:50 Read by Tom Penn
When is a Great City a Small Village? 13:20 Read by Tom Penn
The Unusualness of Parisian Philadelphia 13:10 Read by Tom Penn
Our Last Social Engagement as a Fine Art 12:43 Read by Tom Penn
Writing in Rooms 23:44 Read by Tom Penn
Taking the Air in San Francisco 13:13 Read by Tom Penn
Bidding Mr. Chesterton Good-Bye 24:20 Read by Tom Penn
No System at all to the Human System 13:20 Read by Tom Penn
Seeing the Situations Wanted Scene 17:02 Read by Tom Penn
Literary Lives 16:37 Read by Tom Penn
So Very Theatrical 12:35 Read by Tom Penn
Our Steeplejack of the Seven Arts 19:54 Read by Tom Penn
Former Tenant of His Room 11:41 Read by Tom Penn
Only She Was There 16:22 Read by Tom Penn
A Humorists Note-Book 16:24 Read by Tom Penn
Including Studies of Traffic Cops 11:05 Read by Tom Penn
Three Words about Literature 7:41 Read by Tom Penn
Recollections of Landladies 21:31 Read by Tom Penn
An Idiosyncrasy 24:44 Read by Tom Penn
The Sexless Camera 7:02 Read by Tom Penn
I Know an Editor 7:35 Read by Tom Penn
A Dip into the Underworld 13:23 Read by Tom Penn
Nosing Round Washington 55:06 Read by Tom Penn
Fame: A Story of American Literature, Part 1 28:20 Read by Tom Penn
Fame: A Story of American Literature, Part 2 27:51 Read by Tom Penn

Reviews

Fantastic


(5 stars)

Really wonderful snippets of life, and a brilliant reader. There is nothing like a contemporaneous source to give a very specific picture of what life used to be like. Highly recommended. I cannot wait to listen to it all again

Great stories!


(5 stars)

The reader is excellent and the stories are little gems!