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: Illustrated by Jules Verne. Includes the original colour illustrations (1st) by Henri de Montaut (1868) and (2nd) by Émile-Antoine Bayard and Alphonse de Neuville (1868-69).
This work contains two titles: "From Earth to the Moon" and the sequel "Round the Moon".
It tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons aficionados, and their attempts to build an enormous sky-facing Columbiad space gun and launch three people — the Gun Club's president, his Philadelphian armor-making rival, and a French poet — in a projectile with the goal of a moon landing. Notable for the attempted to do some calculations and requirements for the cannon.
The Moon-Voyage is an amazing work of science-fiction by Jules Verne. The author has picturesquely depicted the efforts of the three astronomers of the American Gun club.
Their goal of landing on the moon seemed far-fetched and the mockery of those around them fuelled their ambition. Truly astounding! [more]
Keywords: Moon-Voyage, Illustrated, Jules Verne, Literature, Fiction, Bullet, Gun Club, Science Fiction, American Civil War, Post, Émile Antoine Bayard, Alphonse de Neuville, From Earth Moon, Henri de Montaut, Around the Moon, Trip to Moon, Voyage, Moon, American Gun Club [more]