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The Man in the Moone

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First published in 1638, Francis Godwin's fanciful tale pre-dates Jules Verne by more than two centuries. It tells of a Spanish sailor who flies to the moon in a craft powered by birds. There, he finds 'a kind of people most strange,' ruled by a great king called Irdonozur. A modern introduction considers the scientific knowledge available to Godwin, who was Bishop of Hereford, and his prescient understanding of gravity.


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Hardback Editions

October 1996 : UK Hardback

Title: The Man in the Moone
Author(s): Francis Godwin
ISBN: 1-873827-64-4 / 978-1-873827-64-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Logaston Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : Canada Paperback

Title: The Man in the Moone
Author(s): Francis Godwin
ISBN: 1-55111-896-3 / 978-1-55111-896-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Broadview Press
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