A House-boat on the Styx: Being Some Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated Shades

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Harper & brothers, 1895 - Dead - 171 pages
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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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User Review  - datrappert - LibraryThing

An exceedingly pleasant, diverting book that probably can't be written anymore, because not enough people are well educated enough to appreciate it. The shades of the imminent dead converse and debate ... Read full review

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User Review  - TyUnglebower - LibraryThing

Harmless and at times cute, (though wordy) satire as told through a series of vignettes taking place in Hades...histories famous (and now dead) as the stars. Not as in depth or intellectual as I ... Read full review

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