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The Resource The man in the moone, Francis Godwin ; edited by William Poole

The man in the moone, Francis Godwin ; edited by William Poole

Label
The man in the moone
Title
The man in the moone
Statement of responsibility
Francis Godwin ; edited by William Poole
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Arguably the first work of science fiction in English, Francis Godwin's The Man in the Moone was published in 1638, pseudonymously and posthumously. The novel, which tells the story of Domingo Gonsales, a Spaniard who flies to the moon by geese power and encounters an advanced lunar civilization, had an enormous impact on the European imagination for centuries after its initial publication. With its discussion of advanced ideas about astronomy and cosmology, the novel is an important example of both popular fiction and scientific speculation." "This Broadview Edition includes a critical introduction that places the text in its scientific and historical contexts. The rich selection of appendices includes related writings by Godwin and his predecessors and contemporaries on magnetism, human flight, voyages to real and unreal lands, and the possibility of extra-terrestrial life."--BOOK JACKET
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NLC
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1562-1633
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Godwin, Francis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Poole, William
Series statement
Broadview editions
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Godwin, Francis
Label
The man in the moone, Francis Godwin ; edited by William Poole
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published 1638
  • "The rich selection of appendices includes related writings by Godwin and his predecessors and contemporaries on magnetism, human flight, voyages to real and unreal lands and the possibility of extra-terrestrial life."--Back cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-176)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
318878070
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781551118963
Lccn
2009504782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The man in the moone, Francis Godwin ; edited by William Poole
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published 1638
  • "The rich selection of appendices includes related writings by Godwin and his predecessors and contemporaries on magnetism, human flight, voyages to real and unreal lands and the possibility of extra-terrestrial life."--Back cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-176)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
318878070
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781551118963
Lccn
2009504782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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