A Trip to the Moon. Containing Some Observations and Reflections, made by him during his Stay in that Planet, upon the Manners of the Inhabitants

TitleA Trip to the Moon. Containing Some Observations and Reflections, made by him during his Stay in that Planet, upon the Manners of the Inhabitants
Year for Search1728
AuthorsMcDermot, Murtagh [pseud.]
Date Published1728
PublisherChristopher Dickson
Place PublishedDublin, Ireland
Annotation

Satire that is partially aimed at Ireland. The narrator visits a number of societies on the moon. One of the societies has common property, but mostly the novel focuses on the absurdities of the inhabitants. Those inhabitants of the moon who do not reflect the highest human characteristics change physically into animals in part or in whole. The narrator says he is from Ireland.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Gulliveriana: I. Ed. Jeanne Welcher and George E. Bush, Jr. (Gainesville, FL: Scholars’ Facsimiles and Reprints, 1970), [1-97]; and separately paged in New York: Garland, 1973 bound with 1728 Memoirs Concerning the Life and Manners of Captain Mackheath and Jean-Paul Bignon, The Adventures of Abdalla (Trans. of 1729).

Pseudonym

Murtagh McDermot [pseud.].

Holding Institutions

PSt, VUW

Full Text

1728 McDermot, Murtagh [pseud.]. A Trip to the Moon. Containing Some Observations and Reflections, made by him during his Stay in that Planet, upon the Manners of the Inhabitants. Dublin, Ireland: Christopher Dickson. Rpt. London: J. Roberts, 1728. Rpt. in Gulliveriana: I. Ed. Jeanne Welcher and George E. Bush, Jr. (Gainesville, FL: Scholars’ Facsimiles and Reprints, 1970), [1-97]; and separately paged in New York: Garland, 1973 bound with 1728 Memoirs Concerning the Life and Manners of Captain Mackheath and Jean-Paul Bignon, The Adventures of Abdalla (Trans. of 1729). PSt, VUW

Satire that is partially aimed at Ireland. The narrator visits a number of societies on the moon. One of the societies has common property, but mostly the novel focuses on the absurdities of the inhabitants. Those inhabitants of the moon who do not reflect the highest human characteristics change physically into animals in part or in whole. The narrator says he is from Ireland.