A Voyage to the Moon

Author(s): Cyrano de Bergerac; Andrew Brown (Translator)

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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.

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General Fields

  • : 9781847497994
  • : Alma Classics
  • : Alma Classics
  • : September 2019
  • : --- length: - '7.8' width: - '5.04' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Cyrano de Bergerac; Andrew Brown (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 128