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A Voyage To The Moon

Auhtor: George Tucker

Language: english
Published: 1827

Genres:

fiction,  humorous,  science fiction
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Review by Timothy B. Riley, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Voyage To The Moon':

On my return to this my native State as soon as it was noised abroad that I had met with extraordinary adventures and made a most wonderful voyage crowds of people pressed eagerly to see me.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Voyage To The Moon':


... death of his father-in-law, by whose will he received a handsome accession to his property, he sought, in the city of New-York, a theatre better suited ...
... took great pleasure, and by their means he acquired some of the knowledge by which he so often excited their admiration. He soon distinguished ...
... We were very secret in these operations for our unhappy country having then recently fallen under the subjection of the British nation, we apprehended ...
... without putting our eyes close to the glass. When the Brahmin saw that I had overcome my first surprise, and had acquired somewhat of his own composure, ...
... of their advancement, such countries have equally felt the evils occasioned by a scanty and precarious subsistence. In America, however, the people are ...
... pleasures I had relinquished. I tried, with more success, to beguile the time by making notes in my journal and after having devoted about an hour ...
... in checking our progress. By and bye we were within a few miles of the highest mountains, when we threw down so much of our ballast, that we soon appeared ...
... part alone. On tasting it, however, in the ordinary way, I found it to be genuine, good asparagus but I perceived that the family looked extremely ...
... various questions of morals and legislation were started, in which the disputants seemed sometimes as if they would have laid aside the character of philosophers, ...
... by smaller streams, over that country, for the purpose of warming it during their long cool nights. He has, too, a large grist and saw mill, which ...
... own and, being kept in their native pastures, they would be less likely to stray away, and you could therefore slay and eat as you wanted them whereas, ...
... speak, said the other how readily you have chimed in with the prejudices of the vulgar! I should have expected better things from you: but the sway ...
... the strength and wind of his champion. Nor is that all, said the Brahmin, as the judges assign the victory according to certain rules and precedents, ...
... among them, and are remarkable for their moral habits. Let us inquire at the fountain-head, said the Brahmin and we went to see the chief magistrate, ...
... the love of power or rather, one love of power to another. Moreover, as it is only by the civic virtues that our citizens recommend themselves to ...
... were jumping, or wrestling, or shooting at a mark with cross-bows. There, girls and boys were dancing to the sound of a pipe, or still smaller children ...
... and other pastimes, of which running was an important part. In this exercise I had no equal. I could also jump higher and farther than any boy in ...
... sometimes in company with all her cousins, but oftener with Fatima, the youngest. By dividing my attentions among them all, I succeeded for a while in concealing ...
... way. The words fell like ice upon my heart. I expostulated and, offensive as was his haughty air, even had recourse to entreaty. But he, in a yet harsher manner, ...
... successively to the eye. It was my wish to land on the American continent, and, if possible, in the United States. But the Brahmin put an end to that ...