A Voyage to the Moon

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A Voyage to the Moon

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Author :   Cyrano de Bergerac
Publisher :   Alma Books Ltd
Published :   23/05/2019
ISBN :   9781847497994
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   128
Size (mm) :   198x128x10
Weight (g) :   128

In 'A Voyage to the Moon', the narrator (called, like the author, Cyrano de Bergerac), after a failed first attempt to reach the moon using vials of dewdrops, finally makes it into space and to his desired destination using the more scientific means of... Read more
In 'A Voyage to the Moon', the narrator (called, like the author, Cyrano de Bergerac), after a failed first attempt to reach the moon using vials of dewdrops, finally makes it into space and to his desired destination using the more scientific means of a rocket-powered craft. After landing, he discovers four-legged creatures whose nourishment is smoke and whose currency is poetry and encounters the ghost of Socrates. Published posthumously and intended mainly as a satire of its age, this imaginative and entertaining tale - here presented in a lively translation by Andrew Brown - is now considered one of the pioneering works of science fiction.