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A House-Boat on the Styx By John Kendrick Bangs
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House-Boat on the Styx is a book written by John Kendrick Bangs and published in 1895. The premise of the book is that everyone who has ever died (up to the time in which the book is set, which seems... More > to be about the time of its publication) has gone to Styx, the river that circles the underworld. The book begins with Charon, ferryman of the Styx being startled—and annoyed—by the arrival of a houseboat on the Styx. At first afraid that the boat will put him out of business, he later finds out that he is actually to be appointed the boat's janitor. What follows are eleven more stories (for a total of twelve) which are set on the house boat. There is no central theme, and the purpose of the book appears to be as a literary thought experiment to see what would happen if various famous dead people were put in the same room with each other.< Less
Molly and the Unwiseman Abroad By John Kendrick Bangs
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Molly and the Unwiseman Abroad by John Kendrick Bangswith Illustrations in color by Grace G. Widerseim. Twelve full-page illustrations in color, and the original wood engravings. Mollie was very... More > much excited, and for an excellent reason. Her Papa had at last decided that it was about time that she and her Rubber-Doll, Whistlebinkie, saw something of this great big beautiful world, and had announced that in a few weeks they would all pack their trunks and set sail for Europe. Mollie had always wanted to see Europe, where she had been told Kings and Queens still wore lovely golden crowns instead of hats, like the fairies in her story-book, and the people spoke all sorts of funny languages, like French, and Spanish, and real live Greek. As for Whistlebinkie, he did not care much where he went as long as he was with Mollie, of whom like the rest of the family he was very fond.< Less
A House-Boat on the Styx By John Kendrick Bangs
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A House-Boat on the Styx is a fantasy novel written by John Kendrick Bangs in 1895. The original full title was A House-Boat on the Styx: Being Some Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated... More > Shades. The novel was first published by Harper Brothers in 1896. 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. The premise of the book is that everyone who has ever died (up to the time in which the book is set, which seems to be about the time of its publication) has gone to Styx, the river that circles the underworld. The book begins with Charon, ferryman of the Styx being startled—and annoyed—by the arrival of a houseboat on the Styx. At first afraid that the boat will put him out of business...< Less
A House-boat On the Styx By John Kendrick Bangs
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A House-Boat on the Styx is a fantasy novel written by John Kendrick Bangs in 1895. The original full title was A House-Boat on the Styx: Being Some Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated... More > Shades. The novel was first published by Harper Brothers in 1896. 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. The premise of the book is that everyone who has ever died (up to the time in which the book is set, which seems to be about the time of its publication) has gone to Styx, the river that circles the underworld. The book begins with Charon, ferryman of the Styx being startled—and annoyed—by the arrival of a houseboat on the Styx. At first afraid that the boat will put him out of business...< Less
A House-Boat on the Styx By John Kendrick Bangs
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Charon, the Ferryman of renown, was cruising slowly along the Styx one pleasant Friday morning not long ago, and as he paddled idly on he chuckled mildly to himself as he thought of the monopoly in... More > ferriage which in the course of years he had managed to build up.< Less
A HOUSE-BOAT ON THE STYX By John Kendrick Bangs
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Hades, well it’s the place all the dead guys hang about. Just because their dead, it doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy themselves. Charon is a bit put out then when the good dead folk... More > get together and open a club on a riverboat, on the Styx. Its not long either before the women also want their own place. Who said the dead rest in peace?< Less
A HOUSE-BOAT ON THE STYX By John Kendrick Bangs
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Hades, well it’s the place all the dead guys hang about. Just because their dead, it doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy themselves. Charon is a bit put out then when the good dead folk... More > get together and open a club on a riverboat, on the Styx. Its not long either before the women also want their own place. Who said the dead rest in peace?< Less
The Genial Idiot By John Kendrick Bangs
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“GOOD!” cried the Idiot, from behind the voluminous folds of the magazine section of his Sunday newspaper. “Here’s a man after my own heart. Professor Duff, of Glasgow... More > University, has come out with a public statement that the maxims and proverbs of our forefathers are largely hocus-pocus and buncombe. I’ve always maintained that myself from the moment I had my first copy-book lesson in which I had to scrawl the line, ‘It’s a long lane that has no turning,’ twenty-four times. And then that other absurd statement, ‘A stitch in the side is worth two in the hand’ – or something like it – I forget just how it goes – what Tommy-rot that is.” “Well, I don’t know about that, Mr. Idiot,” said Mr. Whitechoker, tapping his fingers together reflectively. “Certain great moral principles are instilled into the minds of the young by the old proverbs and maxims that remain with them forever, and become a potent influence in the formation of character.”< Less
The Spectre Cook of Bangletop - A Gothic Ghost Tale By John Kendrick Bangs
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An exciting gothic ghost story from 1894. A spectacular mansion, Bangletop Hall, is available for rent but nobody stays there very long. Cooks are impossible to keep on the job, and the rumor going... More > around is that a ghost haunts the site. Hankinson J. Terwilliger, president of a prosperous shoe company, gets the chance to find out for himself. Don’t miss out on this unique occult fantasy thriller!< Less
Alice In Blunderland By John Kendrick Bangs
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"Oh dear!" cried Alice impatiently, as she sat rocking in her chair, listening to the pattering of the rain upon the roof of the veranda. "I do wish there was something to do, or... More > somebody to do, or somewhere to go. The Gov'ment ought to provide covered playgrounds for children on wet days. It wouldn't cost much, to put a glass cover on the Park!" "A very good, idea! I'll make a note of that," said a squeaky little voice at her side. Alice sprang to her feet in surprise. She had supposed she was alone, and for a moment she was frightened, but a glance around reassured her, for strange to say, seated on the radiator warming his toes was her old friend the Hatter, the queer old chap she had met in her marvellous trip through Wonderland, and with him was the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, and the White Knight from Looking Glass Land.< Less