"The Brick Moon. From the Papers of Captain Frederic Ingham"

Title"The Brick Moon. From the Papers of Captain Frederic Ingham"
Year for Search1869
Authors[Hale], [Edward Everett](1822-1909)
Tertiary AuthorsIngham, Captain Frederic [pseud.]
Secondary TitleAtlantic Monthly (Boston, MA)
Volume / Edition24.144 - 46, 25.148
Pagination451-60; 603-11; 679-88; 215-22
Date PublishedOctober - December 1869, February 1870
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Most of the story is taken up with the attempt to launch a satellite (made of bricks). After the accidental, but successful, launch with people inside, it becomes impossible to bring it back. The story ends with the people in the new moon creating a eutopia for themselves based on complete equality. The people on earth conclude that close ties among a small group may be the best way to live.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in his His Level Best. and Other Stories (Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers, 1872), 30-124; in The Brick Moon and Other Stories. Vol. 4 of The Works of Edward Everett Hale (Boston, MA: Little Brown, and Co., 1899), 3-99; and New York: The Spiral Press for members of the Imprint Society, Barre, Massachusetts, 1971

Pseudonym

Captain Frederic Ingham [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

(1822-1909)

Full Text

1869-70 [Hale, Edward Everett] (1822-1909). “The Brick Moon. From the Papers of Captain Frederic Ingham [pseud.].” Atlantic Monthly (Boston, MA) 24.144  - 46 (October - December 1869: 451-60; 603-11; 679-88. Continued in “Life in the Brick Moon. From the Papers of Captain Frederic Ingham [pseud.]” with the author’s name in the Table of Contents. Atlantic Monthly (Boston, MA) 24.148  (February 1870): 215-22. Rpt. in his His Level Best. and Other Stories (Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers, 1872), 30-124; in The Brick Moon and Other Stories. Vol. 4 of The Works of Edward Everett Hale (Boston, MA: Little Brown, and Co., 1899), 3-99; and New York: The Spiral Press for members of the Imprint Society, Barre, Massachusetts, 1971. MoU-St

Most of the story is taken up with the attempt to launch a satellite (made of bricks). After the accidental, but successful, launch with people inside, it becomes impossible to bring it back. The story ends with the people in the new moon creating a eutopia for themselves based on complete equality. The people on earth conclude that close ties among a small group may be the best way to live.