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Godwin, Wilkins, Cyrano

in Fictions of the Cosmos

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780226011226
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226011240 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226011240.003.0003
Godwin, Wilkins, Cyrano

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This chapter examines the fiction of Francis Godwin, John Wilkins, and Cyrano de Bergerac about lunar voyages. It explains that Godwin's The Man in the Moone is about a journey from Salamanca to Antwerp while Wilkins aimed to inform the readers about Copernican astronomy and Galileo's telescopic discoveries in his Discourse concerning a new world & another planet. In de Bergerac's L'Autre Monde ou Les Etats et Empires de la Lune et du Soleil the author paid homage to his two predecessors.

Keywords: lunar voyages; Francis Godwin; John Wilkins; Cyrano de Bergerac; The Man in the Moone

Chapter.  13397 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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