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A Voyage to the Moon by George Tucker

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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 GEORGE TUCKER (JOSEPH ATTERLEY)

"It is the very error of the moon, She comes more near the earth than she was wont, And makes men mad."--_Othello_.

1827

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

Atterley's birth and education--He makes a voyage-- Founders off the Burman coast--Adventures in that Empire--Meets with a learned Brahmin from Benares.

CHAPTER II.

The Brahmin's illness--He reveals an important secret to Atterley--Curious information concerning the Moon--The Glonglims--They plan a voyage to the Moon.

CHAPTER III.

The Brahmin and Atterley prepare for their voyage-- Description of their travelling machine--Incidents of the voyage--The appearance of the earth; Africa; Greece--The Brahmin's speculations on the different races of men--National character.

CHAPTER IV.

Continuation of the voyage--View of Europe; Atlantic Ocean; America--Speculations on the future destiny of the United States--Moral reflections-- Pacific Ocean--Hypothesis on the origin of the Moon.

CHAPTER V.

The voyage continued--Second view of Asia--The Brahmin's speculations concerning India--Increase of the Moon's attraction--Appearance of the Moon --They land on the Moon.

CHAPTER VI.

Some account of Morosofia, and its chief city, Alamatua --Singular dresses of the Lunar ladies--Religious self-denial--Glonglim miser and spendthrift.

CHAPTER VII.

Physical peculiarities of the Moon--Celestial phenomena --Farther description of the Lunarians--National prejudice--Lightness of bodies--The Brahmin carries Atterley to sup with a philosopher-- His character and opinions.

CHAPTER VIII.

A celebrated physician: his ingenious theories in physics: his mechanical inventions--The feather-hunting Glonglim.

CHAPTER IX.

The fortune-telling philosopher, who inspected the finger nails: his visiters--Another philosopher, who judged of the character by the hair--The fortune-teller duped--Predatory warfare.

CHAPTER X.

The travellers visit a gentleman farmer, who is a great projector: his breed of cattle: his apparatus for cooking--He is taken dangerously ill.


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