A Trip to the Man in the Moon, from Terra Firma; in an Air Balloon. A Romance

TitleA Trip to the Man in the Moon, from Terra Firma; in an Air Balloon. A Romance
Year for Search1815
AuthorsTumble, Timothy [pseud.], Quixote, Richard [pseud.], and Telltruth, John [pseud.]
Pagination15 pp.
Date Publishedca. 1815
PublisherS. Carvalho
Place PublishedLondon
Annotation

Brief eutopia on the moon. No poor. No war. Healthy, long-lived people. Structured class system with each class having a chief and with a monarch over all of them. Education in “learning, manual employment, and diversion” (9). Any dispute that went to court decided by five “middle aged personages” (10). Leisure described as taking place in a spacious garden where all classes of men and women mixed freely with areas for dancing, sports, and food. Language of the moon is Welsh.

Info Notes

Different sources give dates of publication ranging from ca. 1806 to ca. 1835. I have used the date written in pencil in the copy I read. In his Voyages in Space: The Interplanetary Theme in Creative Writing to 1914. A Researcher’s Companion. London: Privately Printed, 2011, 15 George Locke lists a 31 pp. version as A Trip to the Man in the Moon, from Terra Firma, in an Air Balloon. London: Ptd. for J. Evans and Sons, [ca 1806]. He thinks that given the fact that the narration is dated 3806 that 1806 is a likely date. PP

Illustration

Illus.

Pseudonym

Timothy Tumble, Richard Quixote, and John Telltruth [pseud.].

Holding Institutions

PP

Full Text

[ca. 1815] Tumble, Timothy; Richard Quixote; and John Telltruth [pseud.]. A Trip to the Man in the Moon, from Terra Firma; in an Air Balloon. A Romance. Illus. London: S. Carvalho. Different sources give dates of publication ranging from ca. 1806 to ca. 1835. I have used the date written in pencil in the copy I read. 15 pp. In his Voyages in Space: The Interplanetary Theme in Creative Writing to 1914. A Researcher’s Companion. London: Privately Printed, 2011, 15 George Locke lists a 31 pp. version as A Trip to the Man in the Moon, from Terra Firma, in an Air Balloon. London: Ptd. for J. Evans and Sons, [ca 1806]. He thinks that given the fact that the narration is dated 3806 that 1806 is a likely date. PP

Brief eutopia on the moon. No poor. No war. Healthy, long-lived people. Structured class system with each class having a chief and with a monarch over all of them. Education in “learning, manual employment, and diversion” (9). Any dispute that went to court decided by five “middle aged personages” (10). Leisure described as taking place in a spacious garden where all classes of men and women mixed freely with areas for dancing, sports, and food. Language of the moon is Welsh.