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""An Underground Best-­Seller"" ""Animal Farm for 21st Century Politics"" What would happen if Alice, of Wonderland fame, were dropped into a political system where the government runs every aspect of life? You would have Alice in Blunderland, a 1907 classic, brought back to life-­with even more meaning for our modern times. Join Alice as she explores a city where: - The town has an official beggar-­who is on government salary. - Boys are required to dance with homely girls-­or get arrested. - They have the safest, most fuel-­efficient, mass transit system in the world-­because it doesn't go anywhere. - Teeth are public property. - The Commissioner of Public Verse has 16,­743 poets working for him-­and words that don't rhyme are made to rhyme by civic decree. - And, the official government monetary policy is expressed as follows: We promise to pay This bond some day If of the stuff We've got enough. And if we haven't, pray don't despond, For we'll pay it off with another bond. ""This . . .

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Author: John Kendrick BangsPublisher: Harper & brothersYear published: 1909Book contributor: University of MichiganLanguage: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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This file includes: Andiron Tales; The Autobiography of Methuselah; The Booming of Acre Hill and Other Reminiscences of Urban and Suburban Life; Coffee and Repartee; The Enchanted Typewriter; Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others; A House-­Boat on the Styx; The Idiot; Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica; Olympian Nights; The Pursuit of the House-­Boat, being some further account of the divres doings of the associated shades, undre the leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq.; R. Holmes and Co., being the remarkable adventures of Raffles Holmes, Esq., detective and amateur cracksman by birth; A Rebellious Heroine; and The Water Ghost and Others. According to Wikipedia: "John Kendrick Bangs (May 27, 1862 - January 21, 1922) was an American author and satirist, and the creator of modern Bangsian fantasy, the school of fantasy writing that sets the plot wholly or partially in the afterlife.

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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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