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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
University of Chicago Press

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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