The projectile, as pictured in an engraving from the Illustrated Edition. The firing of the Columbiad. The story opens some time after the end of the American Civil War.
Early stories[ edit ] Lucian 's Icaromenippus and True Historywritten in the 2nd century AD, deal with imaginary voyages to the moon such as on a fountain after going past the Pillars of Hercules. The concept of another world, close to our own and capable of looking down at it from a distance, provided ample scope for satirical comments on the manners of the Earthly world.
Among the early stories dealing with this concept are: The Man in the Moone by Francis Godwin. A Spaniard flies to the Moon using a contraption pulled by geese. The Discovery of a World in the Moone, or a discourse tending to prove that 'tis probable there may be another habitable world in that planet.
Voyage dans la Lune by Cyrano de Bergeracinspired by Godwin. The Consolidator by Daniel Defoe. In this satirical fairy tale, the prince Acajou travels to the Moon to retrieve the severed head of the princess Zirphile and restore it to her body.
A protagonist flies in a self-constructed winged apparatus. The improbable adventures of Baron Munchausen included two voyages to the Moon, and a description of its flora and fauna. An invasion story meant as an allegory about treatment of Native Americans by European settlers in America.
A Flight to the Moon by George Fowler. Flight in a balloon. A Voyage to the Moon by George Tucker. A watchman unknowingly fits on a pair of magic galoshes that can grant people's wishes.
As he wishes he could visit the moon the shoes send him flying there. There he meets several moon men who all wonder whether Earth is inhabited and decide this must be impossible.
Back on Earth the lifeless body of the watchman is found and he is brought to a hospital, where they take his shoes off, breaking the spell again. He awakens and declares it to have been the most terrible night he had ever experienced.
By An Aerio-Nautical Man" The Princess of the Moon:Set just after the American civil war, businessman and inventor Victor Barbicane invents a new source of power called Power X. He plans to use it to power rockets, and to show its potential he plans to send a projectile to the moon.
Literary. The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, a 10th-century Japanese folktale, tells of a mysterious Moon Princess growing up on Earth as the adopted daughter of a bamboo cutter and his wife, dazzling human Princes and the Emperor himself with her beauty, and finally going back to her people at "The Capital of the Moon" (Tsuki-no-Miyako 月の都), leaving many broken hearts on Earth.
From the Earth to the Moon (French: De la terre à la lune) is an novel by Jules timberdesignmag.com tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons enthusiasts, and their attempts to build an enormous Columbiad space gun and launch three people—the Gun Club's president, his Philadelphian armor-making rival, and a French poet—in a projectile with the goal.
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