The three works which comprise his "Hades" series, A Houseboat on the Styx (1895), Pursuit of the Houseboat (1897), and The Enchanted Type-Writer (1899) are acknowledged classics of modern fantasy, precursors to works by Thorne Smith (Topper), Philip Jose Farmer (The Fabulous Riverboat), and many others. The Enchanted Type-Writer stands alone; you do not have to have read the first two novels to enjoy it fully. At the turn of the 20th century, when copyright laws were less rigidly enforced than they probably should have been, Bangs felt free to "borrow" other writers' characters, including two of the most famous.
Chapter titles: The discovery. --Mr. Boswell imparts some late news of Hades. --From advance sheets of Baron Munchausen's Further recollections. --A chat with Xanthippe. --The editing of Xanthippe. --The Boswell tours: Personally conducted. --An important decision. --A handbook to Hades. --Sherlock Holmes again. --Golf in Hades.
Book year: 1899
Book pages: 171
Book language: en
File size: 530.48 KB
File type: pdf
Published: 07 September 2021 - 19:00