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
Dom 14 Feb 2010, 04:42:10 +0100

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


craigadams49
craigadams49
Sab 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.



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Lingua: Inglese

Pubblicato in: 1895

Numero di parole: 27,139 parole (≈ circa 2 ore)

Fonte: http://gutenberg.org

Copyright: Quest'opera è disponibile unicamente nei Paesi in cui il copyright è Life+70 e negli Stati Uniti.


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