"The Lunarian, A Tale, In Five Cantos"

Title"The Lunarian, A Tale, In Five Cantos"
Year for Search1819
AuthorsC[orfield], F[rederick]
Tertiary AuthorsC., F.
Secondary TitleThe Mélange, Containing The Lunarian, A Tale, In Five Cantos. Wonders, In Two Parts. The Picture Gallery, In Nine Cantos. And Various Other Pieces, In Verse
Pagination1-48
Date Published1819
PublisherPtd. by J. Poole
Place PublishedTaunton, Eng.
KeywordsMale author
Annotation

Poem beginning with a visit from a prince of the moon to a wealthy Persian man in hopes of marrying his daughter. Much detail on the lavish wealth of the Persian, but Persia is presented as a absolute and cruel monarchy with women obedient. The eutopia on the moon is a limited monarchy with gender equality. Few clothes. High morality. Authors are fined for wasting their time, and the fines support the poor. The poem is followed by “Wonders, A Lunarian Poem, In Two Parts” (49-64), which is an example of a poem for which an author was fined.

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1819 C[orfield,] F[rederick]. “The Lunarian, A Tale, In Five Cantos.” In his The Mélange, Containing The Lunarian, A Tale, In Five Cantos. Wonders, In Two Parts. The Picture Gallery, In Nine Cantos. And Various Other Pieces, In Verse (Taunton, Eng.: Ptd. by J. Poole, 1819), 1-48. L, PSt

Poem beginning with a visit from a prince of the moon to a wealthy Persian man in hopes of marrying his daughter. Much detail on the lavish wealth of the Persian, but Persia is presented as a absolute and cruel monarchy with women obedient. The eutopia on the moon is a limited monarchy with gender equality. Few clothes. High morality. Authors are fined for wasting their time, and the fines support the poor. The poem is followed by “Wonders, A Lunarian Poem, In Two Parts” (49-64), which is an example of a poem for which an author was fined.