A House-Boat on the Styx

A House-Boat on the Styx

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The book begins with Charon, ferryman of the Styx startled--and annoyed--by the arrival of a house boat on his mystical river. At first afraid that the boat will put him out of business, he later finds out that he is to be appointed the boat's janitor. What follows are eleven stories set on the house boat. There is no central theme; each chapter features various souls from history and mythology, and in the twelfth chapter the house boat disappears, seguing into the sequel, Pursuit of the House-Boat.

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Hadrien
Hadrien
Sun, 14 Feb 2010 04:42:10 +0100

I agree, this is clearly a satire. Edited the book, things should be better now.


craigadams49
craigadams49
Sat, 13 Feb 2010 20:27:00 +0100

This book does not belong in the Mystery/Crime category. It belongs in Humor/Satire. Various historical figures travel in a houseboat down the Styx and have several comic encounters. Shakespeare has to defend the authorship of his plays, Dr. Johnson is being shadowed everywhere he goes by Boswell, Demosthenes needs to put pebbles in his mouth to speak clearly, etc., etc. This book has no plot. But, some readers may find it to be an amusing diversion.



Book Details  


Language: English

Published in: 1895

Word count: 27,139 words (≈ about 2 hours)

Source: http://gutenberg.org

Copyright: This work is available for countries where copyright is Life+70 and in the USA.


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