Thunder on the Left

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First edition (publ. Doubleday Page)

Thunder on the Left is a novel by Christopher Morley, originally published in 1925. In it, Morley looks at maturity, individual growth, and human nature. It was adapted as a play by Jean Ferguson Black in 1934.


  • Garden City, New York : Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925 LCCN 25027460
  • Garden City, New York : Doubleday, Page & Company, 1926
  • Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1936 LCCN 36009351
  • New York, Philosophical Library [1959] LCCN 59016366
  • Los Angeles, CA : Sun & Moon Press, 1995 LCCN 94048249 ; ISBN 1-55713-190-2
  • Poughkeepsie, NY : Vivisphere, 2000 LCCN 00101946 ; ISBN 1-892323-88-5

Movie rights in perpetuity were sold to Picture Entertainment International, Lee Caplin, for $52,000 in the 1990s. The operating principle of reappearance and reincarnation has been borrowed in many other films, such as, Birth, with Nicole Kidman, and the Cosmo Topper films.