Marjorie Hope Nicolson [ epub or Ebook ] Voyages to the Moon

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Voyages to the Moon

Ent of the hot air balloon Nicholson explores Cicero Plutarch Plato and Lucian and includes stories about the invention of telescope stimulated the creation of tales on voyages to an inhabited moon She discusses John Wilkins' 'Discovery of a New World' which was intended to prove that the moon might be a habitable world It also includes a 30 page bibliography Throughout the book the author calls attention the the satirical themes used by.

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Writers such as John Donne Samuel Johnson Swift and Voltaire Nicholson traces the growth of man's concept of mass transportation to other worlds grouping her tales according to the methods of travel employed by the writers Sections include such topics as supernatural voyages flight by artificial wings flight by 'the help of fowls trips by flying machines kites balloons and contraptions powered by magnetism electricity are also mentioned.

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Voyages to the Moon is an exhaustive and fascinating study of voyages from the earth to other worlds usually to the moon or planets but not always Written by a former dean of Smith College the book is an outgrowth of lectures in 1946 It is a scholarly treatment in a popular manner of a universally interesting themePrimarily the book is a study of the cosmic voyages as known by English readers in the 17th and 18th centuries before the adv.


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  1. says:

    I first became interested in this book because it was an account of moon travel before actual moon travel I read the 1948 edition It is academic in nature but thrilling to read an analysis of so many works I've read myself or heard about I woul

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