A Houseboat on the Styx: All Three Tales by John Kendrick Bangs

A Houseboat on the Styx: All Three Tales

byJohn Kendrick Bangs

Kobo ebook | June 4, 2016

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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. 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, and so on. Humorous and nearly plotless, it's fun to read. This file contains the entire three volumes of this strange tale: The houseboat, the disappearance, and Munchausen.

Title:A Houseboat on the Styx: All Three TalesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 4, 2016Publisher:Doris PressLanguage:English

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