A House-Boat on the Styx

A House-Boat on the Styx

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Cette œuvre est dans le domaine public pour les pays où la durée est fixée à 70 ans après la mort de l'auteur ainsi que aux USA (publication avant 1923).

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
14 février 2010 04:42

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


craigadams49
craigadams49
13 février 2010 20:27

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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Langue: Anglais

Publié en: 1895

Nombre de mots: 27 139 mots (≈ environ 2 heures)

Source: http://gutenberg.org

Droits: Cette œuvre est dans le domaine public pour les pays où la durée est fixée à 70 ans après la mort de l'auteur ainsi que aux USA (publication avant 1923).


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