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A house-boat on the Styx : being some account of the divers doings of the associated shades

Author: John Kendrick Bangs
Publisher: New York : Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1896. ©1895
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The souls of the dead must cross the Styx, to pass into a Hades-like afterworld. In the first of the twelve stories compiled in A House-Boat on the Styx, the man who ferries the souls across sees a houseboat floating downriver and fears for his livelihood. He is appointed janitor on the boat, where the remaining stories take place between characters from history and mythology.
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bangs, John Kendrick, 1862-1922.
House-boat on the Styx.
New York, Harper & Bros. 1896
(OCoLC)656661216
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kendrick Bangs
OCLC Number: 271266
Notes: Frontispiece.
Description: viii, 171 pages, 22 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: Charon makes a discovery --
A disputed authorship --
Washington gives a dinner --
Hamlet makes a suggestion --
The house committee discuss the poets --
Some theories, Darwinian and otherwise --
A discussion as to ladies' day --
A discontented shade --
As to cookery and sculpture --
Story-tellers' night --
As to Saurians and others --
The house-boat disappears.
Other Titles: Houseboat on the Styx
Responsibility: by John Kendrick Bangs.

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The souls of the dead must cross the Styx, to pass into a Hades-like afterworld. In the first of the twelve stories compiled in A House-Boat on the Styx, the man who ferries the souls across sees a houseboat floating downriver and fears for his livelihood. He is appointed janitor on the boat, where the remaining stories take place between characters from history and mythology.

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