This book was written in 1917. WWI was in full swing but this gentle novel makes no mention of it. Perhaps the author wanted to give his audience a way to escape the violence and horror they were dealing with. The biggest worries in this book were hobos and light rain. It worked for me. It was a cozy, feel-good story.
Roger Mifflin is a traveling book salesman. He drives around in a horse-drawn caravan, accompanied by his trusty dog Bock. Anyone who loves books will fall in love with Mifflin. At least with Mifflin's mind, I picture him looking a bit like a leprechaun. He is a true book lover and wants everyone he meets to find just the book that will transform them to a book lover. It was fun to fantasize about a life on the road, going wherever you want, where all you do is talk books, books, books. What's not to love! When Mifflin decides he's had enough if the rambling road, he decides to sell Parnassus. Adventure ensues.