A House-Boat on the Styx
|A House-Boat on the Styx
|A 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 until the time in which the book is set, which seems to be about the time of its publication) has gone to Styx. This does not appear to be the conventional Hell described by Dante in The Inferno, but rather the Hades described in Greek myth (both of which had Styxes): a universal collecting pot for dead souls, regardless of their deeds in life.
The book is sequeled by Pursuit of the House-Boat.
- Chapter 1: Charon Makes A Discovery
- Chapter 2: A Disputed Authorship
- Chapter 3: Washington Gives A Dinner
- Chapter 4: Hamlet Makes A Suggestion
- Chapter 5: The House Committee Discuss The Poets
- Chapter 6: Some Theories, Darwinian And Otherwise
- Chapter 7: A Discussion As To Ladies's Day
- Chapter 8: A Discontented Shade
- Chapter 9: As To Cookery And Sculpture
- Chapter 10: Story-Teller's Night
- Chapter 11: As To Saurians And Others
- Chapter 12: The House-Boat Disappears
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.
The author died in 1922, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.