A House-Boat on the Styx

A House-Boat on the Styx

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by John Kendrick Bangs
     
 

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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. Various historical figures travel in a houseboat down the… See more details below

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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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940151322836
Publisher:
Bailey Press
Publication date:
04/15/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
84
Sales rank:
1,049,309
File size:
0 MB

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