A Voyage to the Moon: With Some Account of the Manners and Customs, Science and Philosophy, of the People of Morosofia, and Other Lunarians

TitleA Voyage to the Moon: With Some Account of the Manners and Customs, Science and Philosophy, of the People of Morosofia, and Other Lunarians
Year for Search1827
AuthorsTucker, George (1775-1861)
Tertiary AuthorsJoseph Atterley [pseud.]
Date Published1827
PublisherElam Bliss
Place PublishedNew-York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Mostly satire but includes a eutopia called Okalbia, meaning Happy Valley, that is almost self-sufficient and has little outside contact. People marry young and limit family size to means. Traditional gender roles. See also 1841 Tucker.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. Boston, MA: Gregg Press, 1975 with a brief “Preface” (vii-ix) by David G. Hartwell and reprinting  (267-94) an anonymous review from the American Quarterly Review (Philadelphia, PA), no. 5 (March 1828): 61-88.

Pseudonym

By Joseph Atterley [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

PSt, W1,2611

Author Note

The author (1775-1861) was born in Bermuda but raised in the U. S. He was a member of Congress from 1819 to 1825 and then became Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Virginia when it opened in 1825, a position that he held until he retired at age seventy. While at Virginia, he published a history of the United States, a life of Thomas Jefferson, and a number of works in economic theory.

Full Text

1827 [Tucker, George] (1775-1861). A Voyage to the Moon: With Some Account of the Manners and Customs, Science and Philosophy, of the People of Morosofia, and Other Lunarians. By Joseph Atterley [pseud.]. New-York: Elam Bliss. Rpt. Boston, MA: Gregg Press, 1975 with a brief “Preface” (vii-ix) by David G. Hartwell and reprinting  (267-94) an anonymous review from the American Quarterly Review (Philadelphia, PA), no. 5 (March 1828): 61-88. PSt, W1,2611

Mostly satire but includes a eutopia called Okalbia, meaning Happy Valley, that is almost self-sufficient and has little outside contact. People marry young and limit family size to means. Traditional gender roles. See also 1841 Tucker. The author was born in Bermuda but raised in the U. S. He was a member of Congress from 1819 to 1825 and then became Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Virginia when it opened in 1825, a position that he held until he retired at age seventy. While at Virginia, he published a history of the United States, a life of Thomas Jefferson, and a number of works in economic theory.