New PDF release: A Houseboat in Hell
By John Kendrick Bangs
Where do the “immortal” poets, writers, generals and scientists visit spend eternity? It seems they assemble in a gentleman’s membership, on a houseboat, at the River Styx—the dividing line among earth and hell.
There they could speak about poetry, social thought, and the humanities. Bacon can argue with Shakespeare over who wrote Hamlet; Darwin can achieve new insights into evolution from Baron Münchhausen; and P.T. Barnum can query Noah over his choice of animals for the ark.
But a cloud quickly passes over this idyllic scene. What do you do while Captain Kidd and his team highjacks the houseboat whereas it truly is choked with the immortal ladies? the reply could be obvious—you name in Sherlock Holmes.
High compliment for A Houseboat in Hell:
William Thackeray: “Worthy of Dickens.”
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