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Fictions of the CosmosScience and Literature in the Seventeenth Century$
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Frederique Ait-Touati

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226011226

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226011240.001.0001

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Godwin, Wilkins, Cyrano

Godwin, Wilkins, Cyrano

From the Optical Voyage to the Mechanical Voyage

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Fictions of the Cosmos
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226011240.003.0003

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

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