Pursuit of the House-Boat

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The Pursuit of the House-Boat
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The 1897 cover of The Pursuit of the House-Boat
Author John Kendrick Bangs
Country United States
Language English
Series Associated Shades
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher Harper & Brothers
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 204 pp
Preceded by A House-Boat on the Styx
Followed by The Enchanted Type-Writer

Pursuit of the House-Boat (sometimes called In Pursuit of the House-Boat or The Pursuit of the House-Boat) is an 1897 novel by John Kendrick Bangs, and the second one to feature his Associated Shades take on the afterlife.

Plot summary[edit]

After the House-Boat was hijacked by Captain Kidd at the end of A House-Boat on the Styx, the various members of its club decided that in order to track it down, a detective would have to be called in. So they hired Sherlock Holmes, who, at the time of the book's publication, had indeed been declared dead by his creator.


  • Bleiler, Everett (1948). The Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Chicago: Shasta Publishers. p. 40. 

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